GrowNextGen industry leader

Barry McGraw

Director, Product Development and Commercialization at the Ohio Soybean Council

McGraw leads OSC’s research in soy biobased products, aquaculture and farm-specific critical infrastructure.

What is the benefit of collaboration between industry and education?

This type of collaboration benefits educators by providing real world challenges to the class room to fully engage students and benefits industry by educating students on how to be inventors and problem solvers.

What value/assistance can you and your company provide to teachers and classrooms as they connect with you?

I would be happy to help teachers with lesson content, do a Skype session with their class, set up a field trip, coordinate a job-shadowing experience and/or provide materials I can also help with research ideas or other technical contacts within aquaculture, material science and the ag industry.

Why should teachers connect with you through GrowNextGen?

I’m a plastics engineer by training with experience in R&D, product development and commercialization.