1. Nathan Nordstedt wins Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

    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.

  2. HCS Graduate student at American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference

    HCS and CAPS graduate student wins 1st place at American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference

    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. 

  3. HCS Student participates in Congressional Visit Day

    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.

  4. Photo of Byrce Axelrod and Amy Wilber

    Congratulations Amy Wilber and Bryce Axelrod - 2019 CFAES Distinguished Seniors

    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. 

  5. Dan Gillespie wins 1st place in the oral presentation competition at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum

    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.

  6. Two HCS students selected to be CFAES Ambassadors

    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.

  7. Dr. Katrina Cornish creates innovative medical gloves

    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.

  8. Will Hamman receives second place in the Applied Soybean Research competition

    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."

  9. 2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium

    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.

    Competition awards


    1st Vivian Bernau

    2nd Sarah McNulty

    3rd Sean Fenstemaker


    PhD Research Presenation

    1st Michael Dzackovich

  10. Congratulations Kimberly Nolletti

    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.