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​Office of Private Sector Relations​ (OPSR)

Industry.pngThe APS Office of Private Sector Relations (OPSR) optimizes industry interactions within APS and strengthens advocacy for science-based public policy. OPSR serves as a board within APS,  to increase industry and government voices within the organization reaching members, students and postdocs interested in careers and experiences with these segments. ​

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OPSR Private Sector and Government Institutions Tour

The Private Sector and Government Institutions Tour happens once every three years. This tour is open to graduate students and post-docs who are interested in understanding how organizations in the private sector and government operate, and the types of career opportunities that are available. The next 3-day tour will be from July 13-15, 2020. This tour will be focused in the Midwest: Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois. Here is the tentative schedule - if you have any questions about the tour, please contact Russell Ingram​.

Monday, July 13
CortevaZionsville, IN
ValentUrbana, IL
Travel to Chesterfield, MO
Tuesday, July 14
Bayer Crop ScienceChesterfield, MO
Donald Danforth Plant CenterCreve Ceour, MO
Stay the night in Chesterfield, MO
Wednesday, July 15
SyngentaHighland, IL
Return to Zionsville, IN​

OPSR Plant Pathology Experiential Awards (with support from APS Foundation)​

In collaboration with the APS Foundation, OPSR  offers two, annual experiential awards: individual and department​al. The individual experiential award is given to (1) individual to receive a short-term learning experience with a non-academic institution. The departmental experiential award is given to a deserving department to support an on-site visit to 2+ non-academic organizations to create and increase awareness of business operations and potential career opportunities. The Plant Pathology Experiential Award is made possible​ by the APS Foundation and OPSR. Learn about Louisiana State University's experience in this video:

 2015 Departmental Awardees — Louisiana State University