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Associated Press

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The U.S. Agriculture Department is paying $1 million to bring together North Carolina scholars wanting to crack complicated questions in food science and nutrition.

A ceremony Thursday on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis will recognize the federal grant that will bring together students from as many as eight state universities.

Those students will learn the transdisciplinary approach to problem-solving, a concept that many of today’s scientific questions are so complex they can’t be solved by scientists with expertise in one area.

The research campus is an effort to reshape Kannapolis into a center of nutrition, health and biotechnology research.