Mar 18, 2019
Approximately 70 individuals from across the nation arrived on Capitol Hill March 4th for the Congressional Visit Day hosted by the Tri-Societies (ASA, CSSA, SSSA). These visits were to ask two things from the legislators:
To fund AFRI with $445 million dollars for the FY2020
To fund $5 million for the new Competitive Equipment Grant Program for FY2020
Representing Ohio was agronomy Sustianable Plant Systems undergraduate student, Rose Vagedes, CFAES Associate Dean Gary Pierzynski, and SENR graduate student, Tania Burgos Hernandez.
Mar 18, 2019
Two Horticulture and Crop Science students, Bryce Axelrod and Amy Wilber, were selected as CFAES 2019 Distinguished Seniors. Bryce is a Sustainable Plant Systems major with a specialization in Horticulture, while Amy is a SPS major specializing in Turfgrass Science.
Mar 4, 2019
Dan Gillespie won 1st place in the oral presentation competition at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum on March 1 at the Ohio Union. The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students across the full range of graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public. The Forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School, and the Office of Research.
Feb 27, 2019
HCS sophomore Kendall Gilmore and freshman Cody Tegtmeier were selected as new members to the CFAES Amabassador team on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. CFAES Ambassadors are a team of 20 to 30 students, selected through an application and interview process, to represent the college in a variety of ways. The team members give prospective families tours of our college campus, answer questions and relate to visiting students. They also serve as liaisons to the Ohio State student body to help increase awareness around our college.
Feb 7, 2019
HCS faculty member, Dr. Katrina Cornish, created medical gloves that protects doctors and scientists from radiation and pathogens while not triggering allergic reactions.
“Wearing two different gloves on each hand is like doing surgery in boxing gloves,” said Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and holder of the Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
The awkwardness of wearing two different gloves leads some medical professionals to use only one set of gloves.
Nov 9, 2018
Will Hamman received second place in the Applied Soybean Research competition (M.S. division) at the American Society of Agronomy Annual meeting this week in Baltimore. His presentation was titled, "The Impact of Seeding Rate on Plant Architecture, Harvest Grain Loss, and Combine Fuel Use."
Oct 25, 2018
The 2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium held in Wooster showcased the amazing research being conducted by the department’s graduate students. The students had the opportunity to compete in oral and poster competitions, hear from guest speakers (Dr. Gitta Coaker and Jordan Hoewischer), and network with faculty and fellow graduate students.
1st Vivian Bernau
2nd Sarah McNulty
3rd Sean Fenstemaker
PhD Research Presenation
1st Michael Dzackovich
Oct 8, 2018
Kimberly Nolletti was selected as a recipient of the 2018 OARDC Oustanding Staff Awards. Kimberly received an award for $1,000 which was presented along with a plaque at the OARDC Employee Appreciation Dinner on October 4, 2018.
Sep 27, 2018
Congratulations to Rose Vagedes, who will be recognized as a Greenfield Scholar at the national agronomy meetings, Baltimore in November. Rose is a junior In SPS: Agronomy and completed an internship with Helena Chemical in the summer of 2018.
Sep 6, 2018
Maria Smith has joined the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science as a Viticulture Program Specialist, where she will be focussing on outreach in the viticulture industry. She is excited to apply her experiences to extension in helping the Ohio wine grape industry members achieve their production goals. Maria earned her B.S. in biology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, an M.S. in horticulture from Cornell University in 2012, and recently defended her Ph.D. in horticulture at The Pennsylvania State University in August 2018. At Penn State, she worked under Dr.