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2023 BPP Research Showcase

program-cover.pngHeld on November 15 at the Beck Agricultural Center, the 2023 Research Showcase highlights findings that fuel the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology's mission to protect the environment, improve plants, and manage natural resources. Over 70 graduate students, post doctoral researchers, visiting scholars, and undergraduate students had the opportunity to present their research to several faculty, staff, and industry partners. In addition to the poster presentations, we had several talks from our Weier award winners, post doctoral researchers, and graduate student lightning talks.  See the full list of poster titles here

Weier Award Winners: 

  • Sandra Gomez Gutierrez - Outstanding PhD Graduate Student
  • Juan Diego Rojas Gutierrez - Outstanding Graduate Leadership

Undergraduate Poster Awards: 

  • First Place: Jonathan Lu
  • Second Place: Morgan Murff
  • Third Place: Molly Kosiba
photo of organizer introducing meeting Department Head Tesfaye Mengiste gives opening remarks
student presenting poster Visiting Scholar Alex Acosta explains his research to Dr. Mengiste and colleagues
audience listening to remarks The audience at the Beck Center
student presenting poster Second place Undergraduate Poster winner Morgan Murff outlines her research for Dr. Christopher Oakley
student presenting poster Graduate student Muhammad Haroon presents his poster
student presenting poster to professor Graduate student Hunter Medenwald discusses his research with Dr. Sharon Kessler
department head and dean Department head Tesfaye Mengiste and Dean Bernie Engel
student presenting poster Undergraduate student Keila Jellings explains her poster for Dr. Bryan Young
student standing in front of poster Graduate student Abbie Rogers with her poster
row of posters along wall Over 70 posters were presented at the Beck Center
student with poster Marcelo Zimmer, Weed Science Program Specialist and PhD student, presents his poster
audience listening to presentation The audience listens to a lightning talk presentation
Students with awards First place (Jonathan Lu, right) and second place (Morgan Murff, left) winners of the Best Undergraduate Poster contest.
student presenting in front of audience Lightning talk with Marcelo Zimmer
student accepting award Sandra Gomez Gutierrez accepting the Weier Award for Outstanding PhD Student from Dr. Sharon Kessler
student accepting award Juan Diego Rojas Gutierrez accepting the Weier Award for Outstanding Graduate Leadership from Dr. Sharon Kessler

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