Graduate students earn awards and travel grants

Graduate students earn awards and travel grants Friday, February 19, 2016

Maxwel Oliveira
Maxwel Oliveira won first place for his poster presentation at the 2016 Weed Science Society of America meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Rodrigo Werle
Rodrigo Werle received the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Weed Science Society of America meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students have recently been honored with awards and travel grants.

Maxwel Oliveira and Rodrigo Werle, both doctoral students in agronomy, recently won awards at the Weed Science Society of America meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 8. 

Oliveira won first place for his poster presentation—"Pollen-mediated resistance transfer from HPPD-resistance waterhemp to Palmer amaranth in Nebraska”. His advisor is Agronomy and Horticulture professor Stevan Knezevic

Werle received the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. This award, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection, honors students with a good academic record and sound training in weed science who have made notable contributions to weed science. The recipient must also be recognizable as a truly outstanding individual with excellent potential for continued development. Werle’s advisor is Agronomy and Horticulture professor John Lindquist. After graduation this May, Werle starts as the new Cropping Systems Specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.

Parminder Chahal, Debalin Sarangi, Sunil Kumar, Zahoor Ganie and Raquel de Oliveira Rocha, CASNR graduate students, each received a Graduate Studies Ph.D. Travel Grant for 2016. Chahal, Sarangi and Ganie work under Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala. Kumar is advised by Associate Professor Harkamal Walia,  and Rocha is advised by Plant Pathology Associate Professor Richard Wilson

Parminder Chahal, Raquel de Oliveira Rocha, Debalin Sarangi, Sunil Kumar,and Zahoor Ganie

Graduate students Parminder Chahal, Raquel de Oliveira Rocha, Debalin Sarangi, Sunil Kumar,and Zahoor Ganie received Graduate Studies Ph.D. Travel Grants for 2016.

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