Oct 25, 2019
The 2019 Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Research Symposium held October 10th and 11th was an amazing event. There were 69 registered attendees, 2 guest speakers, 30 judges, 32 competition entries, and 6 non-competition presenters.
Sep 24, 2019
Congratulations to Todd Peterson, who was selected as an American Society of Agronomy Golden Opportunity Scholar. The GO Scholars Institute matches undergraduates with scientist-mentors and encourages students to pursue careers in the agronomic, crop, and soil sciences. It is supported through the Agronomic Science Foundation. Todd is an undergraduate student in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.
Jul 29, 2019
HCS PhD student, Katie D'Amico, received a 2018 USDA NIFE AFRI Predoctoral Fellowship. Katie's project proposal are below:
DNA methylomic profiling for the interrogation of aging and non-infectious bud failure in almond
May 21, 2019
Yiyun Lin, a PhD student in Michelle Jones lab in Horticulture and Crop Science has been awarded a position in the BIO 2019 I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop and access to the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia in early June.
May 14, 2019
HCS gradute students, Yiyun Lin, Katie D'Amico, and Matthew Willman won at the CFAES Annual Research Conference Poster Competition on April 22, 2019.
1st place in Doctorate category
May 13, 2019
PhD sudent Yiyun Lin was selected to be one of three Altman Family Scholars. The Altman Family Scholarship was created in 2015 by Ken and Deena Altman—owners of Altman Plants—as one of numerous efforts supported by the couple to improve education and research for the industry. Ken Altman has been actively involved in AFE’s Education and Scholarship Committees, and has served on the AFE Board for more than a decade, currently in an Emeritus status.
Apr 25, 2019
On April 12, 2019 HCS graduate student Nathan Nordstedt was awarded the Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Leadership Award from the Office of Student Life. The Outstanding Graduate /Professional Student Award is among the highest honors conferred to graduate and professional students. This award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions in leadership and service outside their academic program. Students should also have demonstrated the ability to balance scholarship with their leadership and involvement.
Mar 25, 2019
The event is the American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference that took place March 16th and 17th at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
Katie D’Amico-Willman's presentation was titled “Profiling Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Identical Twin Almonds to Explore Aging and Non-Infectious Bud Failure” and focused on results from a whole-genome bisulfite sequencing experiment she performed in collaboration with UC Davis and Michigan State University to develop predictors of bud failure in almond.
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.