ALEC faculty are widely published and often-cited researchers in agricultural communication, education, and leadership.  We collaborate on interdisciplinary teams across the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and beyond, and with colleagues at other institutions.  We mentor graduate student researchers and involve undergraduate research assistants in complex projects with real-world applications.  We consistently win awards for our research at national and international conferences, and our research teams have been highly successful in obtaining prestigious federal grant funding.  Here are some exemplar ongoing ALEC department research projects.