With NIFA funding, researchers across our nation make significant strides toward solving society's challenges in the areas of climate, bioenergy, education, the environment, family & consumer sciences, food safety, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and youth development.
- Agroclimate Science: Ensuring Sustainable, Adaptive Agro-Ecosystems
- Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, Bioproducts: Strengthening Bio-Based Systems to Support Our Nation's Energy Independence
- Education and Multicultural Alliances: Educating Our Nation's Workforce
- Environmental Systems: Safeguarding Our Environment
- Family & Consumer Sciences: Strengthening Families, Farms, Communities, and the Economy
- Food Safety: Improving the Food Quality and Safety of Our Food Supply
- Human Nutrition: Improving Health Through Nutrition
- Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems: Safeguarding the Global Food Supply Through Sustainable Agricultural Systems
- Youth Development: Strengthening Youth, Creating Sustainable Change
NIFA Grantee Earns Golden Goose Award
Li filed a patent application for his mussel-inspired wood adhesive. A few years later, Columbia Forest Products (CFP) asked Li to develop a commercially viable soy-based glue to replace the formaldehyde-based adhesives the company used to produce plywood. For more than a decade, CFP had been formaldehyde-free and much of the industry has followed its lead.
In September, Li received a 2017 Golden Goose Award for creating a safer glue for plywood. The Golden Goose Award honors scientists whose federally funded work may have been considered odd or obscure when first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society.
Read more about Li’s Golden Goose Award on the OSU website(link is external).