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Science and the Environment

Agreement Between Evangel, Convoy of Hope Aims to Advance Scientific Research

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Evangel University

Evangel University and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope recently entered into an agreement to improve the organization’s access to scientific education and expertise.

Dr. Jason Streubel is the director of agriculture for Convoy of Hope and associate professor of biology for Evangel University.

“I love a day like this because it’s applying a science to reach real needs,” Streubel said. “I can be out in the field in Haiti on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, I can come back to my environmental chemistry class on Monday night and say ‘Here’s my issue, let’s help solve it.’”

The memorandum of understanding signed last Thursday allows the two organizations to work together in the creation of applied science training, certification, education, outreach and development programs in the nations Convoy of Hope is currently engaged in.

Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 with a mission to feed the world during and following natural disasters. In the last 20 years, it has served more than 70 million people. The Convoy’s focus countries include Haiti, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and many others.

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