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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science


Graduate Research Symposium

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The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Graduate Research Symposium Planning Committee are proud to announce its Annual Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Research Symposium (previously known as the retreat). 

This year, the symposium will be held at Kottman Hall on the Columbus campus on October 10-11, 2019. Overnight accommodations will be provided for Wooster-based participants. The symposium is a great opportunity to see the progress of research in the department and to interact with faculty, fellow students and invited guests.

Competition Signup 

All graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster competitions. Post-docs, staff, visiting scholars, lab groups, and guests are invited to submit abstracts for the non-competitive poster session. Faculty members, staff, visiting scholars, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to be judges for the oral and poster competitions.

Abstract submission deadline: September 20, 2019

Submit abstract with proper format:

Interested in being a judge? Email Kaylee


Invitied Speakers 

Dr. Tom Elmo Clemente

Tom Elmo Clemente

Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology

Center for Plant Science Innovation

Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



  • The HCS Graduate Research Symposium is organized entirely by the Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Student Association. Your financial support is important for a successful and productive Symposium. The financial support will be used for food, transportation, and hotel expenditures. 
  • We have established sponsorship benefits based on your level of monetary support (see below). 
  • Should you choose to donate, please make checks payable to the Horticulture and Crop Science Department and mail them to this address (Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210) or donate via the link ( We sincerely welcome your attendance at the event to network with students and faculty. If you are interested in contributing, and/or you would like to attend, please contact us with details. We look forward to working with you. 


Contact Us 

Regina Vann Hickok

(614) 292-3866