Speaker Bio

Dr. Bruce Bugbee

Dr. Bruce Bugbee

Professor, Utah State University, Department of Plants, Soil and Climate

Bruce Bugbee is a Professor at Utah State University where he teaches plant nutrition and crop physiology.  He is well known for his work with NASA to determine potential crop yield in controlled environments and he is currently funded by NASA to study food production on Mars. In 2011 he received the Governors Medal for Science from the State of Utah, and in 2013 he gave a TED talk titled, “Turning Water into Food.”  In 1996 he founded Apogee Instruments, a research-based company that develops and manufactures instrumentation for environmental monitoring.


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