Student Awards - 2017

Graduate Students

Ethann Barnes
  • Chancellor's Fellowship 
  • First-place North Central Weed Science Society Meeting Video Contest – Research
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Sprayer Calibration 
  • Second-place NCWSS Meeting Paper – Weed biology, Ecology and Management 
  • North Central Integrated Pest Management Center International IPM Symposium – Travel Award
Angela Bastidas
  • U.S. Borlaug Fellow on Global Food Security
Leonardo M. Bastos
  • International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award 
  • Third-place North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference Poster 
Clint Beiermann
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest
Madhav Bhatta
  • Hardin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship 
  • Milton E. Mohr Fellowship–Biotechology Degree Program Recipient 
  • Graduate Student Assembly Travel Award 
  • First-place Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium Poster 
  • First-place Kansas State Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium Poster
  • University of Minnesota Plant Breeding Symposium – Travel Award 
  • R. F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium – Travel Award
Christine Bielski
  • Hutchinson Travel Grant
Carlos Bolanos
  • Milton Mohr Fellowship
Thomas Butts
  • Shear-Miles Fellowship
  • First-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Weed ID
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest
  • First-place American Society of Agronomy–Soil Science Society of America–Crop Science Society of America Meetings –  Agronomic Production Systems Section Oral Paper 
  • Second-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest
  • Second-place ASA–CSSA–SSSA Meetings – Agronomic Production Systems Section Poster
  • CSSA Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Student in Crop Science Award
Nicolas Cafaro La Menza
  • Widaman Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award
Parminder Chahal
  • NCWSS Meeting Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • First-place Weed Science Society of America’s Annual Meeting  Ph.D. Poster 
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Sprayer Calibration 
  • Second-place NCWSS Meeting Video Contest – Research
  • Farmers National Company Fellowship in Agriculture
  • Honorable Mention University of Nebraska–Lincoln Outstanding Research and Creative Activities Award
  • Graduate Student Conference – Travel Grant
  • North Central Integrated Pest Management Center – Travel Grant
Maxwel Coura Oliveira
  • First-place NCWSS Meeting Poster – Herbicide Resistance
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest 
  • First-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Herbicide ID
  • Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge – Travel Grant
Joel Crowther
  • International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award 
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Sprayer Calibration 
  • North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference Graduate Student Award
Josiah Dallmann
  • Hutchinson Travel Grant
Andre de Oliveira Rodrigues
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Sprayer Calibration
Victoria Donovan
  • Hutchinson Travel Grant
Raquel De Oliveira Rocha
  • Genetics Society of America 29th Fungal Genetics Conference – Travel Grant
Nikita Gambhir
  • First-place Spring Graduate Research and Creative Activities Poster
  • Widaman Distinguished Graduate Assistantship
  • American Phytopathological Society's Donald E. Munnecke  – Student Travel Award 
  • North Central American Phytopathological Society – Travel Award
Zahoor Ganie
  • First-place WSSA Outstanding Ph.D. Student Poster
Elnazsadat Hosseiniaghdam
  • Widaman Distinguished Graduate Assistantship
Waseem Hussain
  • Kansas State Plant Breeding and Genetics 2017 Symposium – Invited Speaker 
  • Kansas State Plant Breeding and Genetics 2017 Symposium – Travel Grant
Sunil Kumar Kenchanmane Raju
  • Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Graduate Student Association Outstanding Member Award 
  • University of California, Davis Plant Science Symposium – Invited Speaker
Edgar Nieto-Lopez
  • North Central American Phytopathological Society – Travel Award
Dinesh Panday
  • Second-place ASA International Annual Meeting Student Poster – Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
John Parrish
  • North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference Graduate Student Award
Manbir Kaur Rakkar
  • Shear-Miles Fellowship 
  • Third-place ASA–SSSA–CSA Meetings Soil and Water Management and Conservation Division Student Oral Presentation 
  • Daniel T. Walters Graduate Student – Travel Award
  • Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Travel Award for ASA-SSSA-CSA Meeting
Salvador Ramirez
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award of Merit Certificate
Caleb Powell Roberts
  • William Ridgely Chapline Fellowship 
  • Hutchinson Travel Grant
M. Benjamin Samuelson
  • North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Graduate Student Grant
Amanda Sanford
  • Fourth-place ASA–SSSA–CSA Annual Meeting ASA  Poster – Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community 
  • Arthur W. Sampson Fellowship in Nebraska Pasture and/or Range Management
Debalin Sarangi
  • WSSA Outstanding Photography Award
Adam Striegel
  • First-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Team Sprayer Calibration
  • Second-place NCWSS Meeting Poster – Cover Crops
Alexandre Tonon Rosa
  • NCWSS Travel Award
Don Treptow
  • Second-place NCWSS Meeting Paper – Weed Biology, Ecology and Management 
Jorge Venegas
  • American Seed Research Foundation Roger Krueger Memorial Scholarship
  • ASA–CSSA–SSSA Annual Meeting – Biomedical, Health Beneficial, and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants Division Invited Speaker
Bruno C. Vieira
  • Henry M. Beachell Fellowship
  • First-place team NCWSS Student Weed Contest 
  • First-place NCWSS Meeting Student Paper – Weed Biology, Ecology and Management 

Undergraduate Students

Blake Anderson
  • Second-place NACTA Precision Agriculture Contest Team Crop Judging 
  • Third-place Iowa State University Four-year Academic Crops Contest
Kristen Albrecht
  • American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America’s National Student Recognition Program
Nikola Arsenijevic
  • Second-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest Undergraduate Team Overall
Bryant Biskup
  • Second-place North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference National Collegiate Competition Crops Judging Team Precision Agriculture Contest
Matthew Blunck
  • Chancellor's Scholar
Brittney Cihal
  • Engler Quick Pitch with a Twist Competition Winner
Michaela Cunningham
  • Western Seed Associate Scholarship America's Farmer Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship
Nathan Duffy
  • Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Scholarship
Rodger Farr
  • Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Scholarship 
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest 
  • Second-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest Undergraduate Team Overall 
  • Third-place American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of American and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting Crops Judging Team
Olivia Fiala
  • Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Scholarship
Kelsey Foster
  • Martin Massengale Outstanding Senior Award 
  • Engler Quick Pitch with a Twist Competition Winner
Megan Franklin
  • Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Scholarship
Jacob Fuehrer
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team – 8th of 58 teams at the 2017 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl
Andrew Getty
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team – 8th of 58 teams at the 2017 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl
Kolby Grint
  • First-place Region V Soil Judging Team
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest
  • Third-place American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of American and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting Crops Judging Team
  • Third-place American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of American and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting Undergraduate Club Poster Competition
  • American Society of Agronomy Agronomic Travel Study Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tenth-place ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meeting Crops Judging Individual Competition
Matt Hellbusch
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team – 8th of 58 teams at the 2017 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl
Jonathon Jahnke
  • Individual Winner North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference National Collegiate Competition Math Exam Component
  • Second-place North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference National Collegiate Competition Crops Judging Team Precision Agriculture Contest 
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest 
  • Third-place Iowa State University Four-year Academic Crops Contest
Cody Kuester
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest 
  • Third-place Iowa State University Four-year Academic Crops Contest
Ryan Langemeier
  • Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Scholarship
Cody McClellan
  • Second-place North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference National Collegiate Competition Crops Judging Team Precision Agriculture Contest 
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest 
  • Third-place Iowa State University Four-year Academic Crops Contest
Shawn McDonald
  • Third-place American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of American and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting Crops Judging Team
Nick Meister
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team – 8th of 58 teams at the 2017 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl
Jennifer Myers
  • Milton E. Mohr Awards Program for Biotechnology Scholarship
Jacob Nikodym
  • Second-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest Undergraduate Team Overall
Trey Stephens
  • First-place NCWSS Meeting Undergraduate Poster – Agronomic Crops
Samantha Teten
  • First-place Region V Soil Judging Team
  • Independent Professional Seed Association Scholar
  • First-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest Individual Weed ID
  • Second-place NCWSS Student Weed Contest Undergraduate Team Overall
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest
  • Third-place ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meeting Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
  • Third-place American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of American and Soil Science Society of America International Meeting Crops Judging Team
  • Runner-up NCWSS Student Weed Contest Overall
  • Eighth-place ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meeting Crops Judging Individual Competition
Collin Thompson
  • Second-place Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Collegiate Crops Judging Contest
Barbara Vukoja
  • Second-place NCWSS Undergraduate Poster – Equipment and Application Methods section