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Student research shines at 2022 PSS Symposium

Melanie Jackson

April 21, 2022

2022 PSS Student Research Symposium


The 2022 Plant & Soil Science Student Research Symposium was held on Apr. 18. The symposium provides an annual opportunity for students at all stages of their programs to present their research and receive feedback from peers, faculty, staff, and external experts.

This year's event consisted of a pre-symposium seminar by Dr. Daniel Hirmas, graduate student oral presentations, and poster presentations by undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students.

“We had a great turnout and enjoyed some fantastic presentations. Thanks to all of the student presenters for their hard work preparing their talks,” said Dr. Lindsey Slaughter, symposium organizer. “And a very special thanks to all of the judges and volunteers who committed their time today to make the symposium a success.”


The award winners for the 2022 PSS Student Research Symposium were:

Oral Session | Graduate Students

  • 1st place – Maxwell Smith
  • 2nd place – Leo D'Agostino
  • 3rd place – Raavi Arora

Poster Session | Graduate Students

  • 1st place – Chidinma Lois Nwoko
  • 2nd place – Avinash Shrestha
  • 3rd place – Manpreet Singh

Poster Session | Undergraduate Students

  • 1st place – Danira Garcia Gutierrez
  • 2nd place – Lee Fischel
  • 3rd place – Justin Dawsey


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