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September 11, 2017


Cornelius Adewale (Environmental Natural Resource Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences program) has been awarded the Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship. One award is made annually to a graduate student in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia. The fellowship funds a 2-year post-doc. Value $100,000.

Holly Lane and Carmen Swannack, undergraduate students in the Integrated Plant Sciences Ag Biotech, both received the Golden Opportunity Scholarship from the Crop Science Society of America. This will allow them to travel to the ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting in Tampa, FL, be paired with a mentor/scientist, and experience the meetings and network with other scientists. Holly works as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Michael Neff’s lab, and Carmen works as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Arron Carter’s lab. These two students were selected from a national search, and represent the best undergraduate students in the agricultural field.



Crop and Soil Science Seminars

Johnson Hall 343, 1:10-3:00 p.m.

September 11 – Ryan Higginbotham, Director, WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program
“WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program”

September 18 – Dr. Brian Irish, Geneticist/Curator, USDA-ARS Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Research Unit
“What Do Spinach, Bananas, and Alfalfa Have in Common?”

September 25 – Dr. William Pan, Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
“Nitrogen Use Efficiency Analysis from Soil Fertility, Breeding, and Physiology Perspectives: A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Science”


President Schultz and Provost Bernardo’s Town Hall 2017 for CAHNRS
September 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
CUE 203


CAHNRS Fall Festival
September 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Spillman Plaza


CSS Faculty Meeting
Johnson Hall 104E Conference Room, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
September 20
October 12
November 15
December 13



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