CSES recently held graduate student research symposium

The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences recently held its first graduate student research symposium. Thirty-nine graduate students in the department participated in the event, sharing their research through a poster session. Department Head Tom Thompson entertained the audience with some of his graduate school adventures and welcomed the participants and audience. Dean Alan Grant also greeted the audience and was followed by the keynote speech by Associate Dean Saied Mostaghimi.  More than 100 CSES faculty, staff, retirees, and students attended the symposium to learn about the outstanding research taking place in CSES. Seven prospective graduate students also attended to learn more about what Virginia Tech and the department have to offer. For more information, please see the poster abstracts.

2015 symposium winners

The poster competition was hotly contested — Colin Davis, center, (advisor Saghai Maroof) received first place, Elyse Clark, right, (advisor Carl Zipper) second place, and Stephanie Kulesza, left, (advisor Rory Maguire) third place.

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