Applied Plant Systems poster session is Aug. 2

Monday, July 29, 2019
APS students 2019

Nine students from around the nation and Puerto Rico begin the 10-week Applied Plant Systems program June 3 at University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Students pictured include Valerie Mejias Veintidos (back row from left), Jian Zayas Declet, Erin Rhodes, Jeremy Newswanger, Sophia Becker, Nicole Spanier (front row from left), Gracie Hurr, Michele Beadle and Chiara Smorada.

The Applied Plant Systems undergraduate summer research extension program brought nine students from around the nation and Puerto Rico to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for 10 weeks, starting June 3, to be mentored by faculty and industry professionals through internships related to their career interests and goals.

A poster session will be held Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Keim Hall student commons where APS students will discuss and share what they learned and experienced participating in the program. The session is free and open to the public.

In its third year at Nebraska, the APS program features hands-on research, peer interaction and science literacy. Students are able to choose from a wide variety of internship programs in the applied plant, soil and environmental sciences. In addition to their research, students hold weekly think-tank sessions where they share experiences, findings and challenges, with their peers.

The program is led by Martha Mamo, professor and head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, and Rachel Ibach, a biological systems engineering graduate student. Assistance is also given from the Office of Graduate Studies and mentors. The program is funded by the USDA-NIFA.

Go to APS video 2018 for more information.

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