Nov 13, 2017
Ohio State Attends First Bioeconomy Conference
by Casey Needham
Over 40 Student Delegates, Faculty Mentors, and Leadership Team members of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) have just returned from ABLC Next, a conference dedicated to the most important issues in the bioeconomy, in San Francisco, California. Ohio State was represented by Associate Professor Leah McHale, Ph.D., and Sustainable Plant Systems major, Keeley Overmyer.
Sep 22, 2017
A group of students in HCS 3370: Sports Turf Management renovated the Upper Arlington High School baseball field on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The project, developed by course instructor Pam Sherratt, gives students an opportunity for hands-on experience in maintenance and repair techniques vital to their future careers in turfgrass science and sports field management. The students worked with turfgrass expert, Matt Williams (OARDC Research Operations), to measure the baseball field, repair and finish the pitcher’s mound. This is the eleventh year of this hands-on project.
Sep 18, 2017
Dr. Katrina Cornish has been awarded the A. E. Thompson Career Achievement Award by the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops. This award was established to honor Dr. A.E. (Tommy) Thompson for his many achievements and lasting contributions to the AAIC and the development of industrial crops and products. This award is given to a person who throughout his or her career has made significant contributions to the development and/or utilization of industrial crops and/or products.
Jul 27, 2017
Horticutlure and Crop Science graduate student, Nathan Nordstedt, was awarded the Richard T. Meister Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment. The scholarship is for $3,900. Nathan is a Ph.D. student studying molecular biology of floriculture crops. Read more about Nathan's award here.
Jun 21, 2017
Two Horticulture and Crop Science graduate students won awards at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for In Vitro Biology in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Andika Gunadi received first place in the graduate student oral competition for a presentation titled: "Soybean (Glycine max) Promoter Characterization through CRISPRi”
Eric Dean received second place in the graduate student poster competition for a presentation titled: "A Soybean Glycinin Promoter Drives High Cotyledon-enhanced Expression in Both Somatic and Zygotic Embryos"
Jun 12, 2017
Keeley Overmyer has received a Greenfield Scholars award for 2017 from the American Society of Agronomy.
Apr 20, 2017
HCS student, Kaylee South, was awarded the 2017 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship through the American Floral Endowment. Kaylee is pursuing her Ph.D. in agriculture and is researching botrytis in floriculture crops.
To learn more about Kaylee's award check out the American Floral Endowment website.
Mar 17, 2017
Dr. Katrina Cornish and her research on making rubber from food waste was featured in the Wall Street Journal. View the video here!
Mar 1, 2017
Freshman Lexi Heger was selected to join the CFAES Ambassador team on February 27, 2017. Lexi is a Sustainable Plant Systems major with a specialization in Horticulture. The CFAES Ambassadors are the face of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. They interact with prospective students, families, donors, and alumni. Ambassadors also serve as liaisons to the Ohio State student body to help increase awareness about our college. They are encouraged to become involved in industry relating to their area of study.
Feb 28, 2017
Horticulture and Crop Science PhD student, Lin Jin was awarded the William E.