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The National Association of Plant Breeders: 2018 NAPB Borlaug Scholarship winners!

 

June 6, 2018



The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) (www.plantbreeding.org) created an exciting new travel scholarship and mentoring program called the NAPB Borlaug Scholarships. The Borlaug “Green Revolution” legacy of breeding better plants, promoting global food security, and mentoring young emerging scientist is well known and respected worldwide. This award builds on that strong foundation. The inaugural class of 2018 consists of 8 scholars from 5 states and 6 institutions:

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 NAPB Borlaug Scholars!

Undergraduate Students: Andrew Herr, Iowa State University; Dorothy Kirsh, St Mary’s University in Minnesota; Katelyn Fritz, Iowa State University; Tavin Schneider, Montana State University.

Graduate Students: Adam Bolton, University of Wisconsin; Austin Dobbels, University of Minnesota; Elizabeth Prenger, University of Georgia; Kevin Falk, Iowa State University

This program assists and encourages both undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking careers in plant improvement, and who are selected through a national search. Students receive assistance with travel expenses to attend the society’s annual meetings. These students are mentored by experienced leaders in the plant breeding profession in this program.

Sponsoring Society Announces 2018 Award Recipient

MADISON, WI, May 29, 2018 – The sponsoring society announces the following 2018 award recipient to be formally presented at the NAPB Award Ceremony on 2018-08-09 during the scientific society’s University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.Tavin Schneider, , Hogeland, MT – NAPB Borlaug Undergraduate Scholars: Tavin Schneider is a senior at Montana State University, majoring in Plant Science with a minor in Genetics.

She has worked through the Undergraduate Scholars Program on projects focused on the end use quality effects of the reduced height alleles in wheat and has presented her research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. This summer, Tavin is working as a canola breeding intern with Cargill and will continue wheat research in the Giroux lab at MSU in the fall. Tavin is actively involved in Alpha Zeta, peer mentoring programs, the Honors College, and community service. She recently received an Award of Excellence for being one of the top forty seniors at Montana State. After graduation in December, Tavin will enter a Master’s program for Plant or Crop Science, focusing on Plant Breeding and Genetics.

 
 

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