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Awards

2018

  • Congratulations to Evan McCoy who won the C.M. Beckham award for best PhD student presentation at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Georgia Entomological Society with his presentation titled: “Something to chew on: Convincing insects to dislike soybean”. The meeting was held in Helen, Georgia.
  • Congratulations to Connor Ryan, MS student of Donglin Zhang, for first place award in the Bryson L. James Student Competition at the 62nd Southern Nursery Association Research Conference.  He presented a paper on "Susceptibility of Sarcococca taxa to Boxwood Blight caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata."  The conference was held in Jan in Baltimore, MD.
  • The 6th Interdisciplinary Graduate Plant and Soil Symposium was held Friday, March 2 and IPBGG did very well! Four departments participate – Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, PBGG, and Plant Pathology. Congratulations to Liz Prenger and Chandler Maddox for first and second place awards in MS and PhD competitions, respectively!
  • Liz Prenger won first place in the poster competition at the 2018 Soybean Breeders Workshop in St. Louis, MO. She presented a poster on “Identification and characterization of fast-neutron induced mutations underlying altered seed composition phenotypes for soybean seed improvement”. Congratulations Liz!
  • Two PBGG students, Winnie Gimode and Lucky Paudel, took top honors at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science in Jacksonville, FL. Winnie presented in the Warren S. Barham Ph.D. Student Paper and Lucky in the Norman F. Childers M.S. Student Paper competitions. Both are students of Dr. Cecilia McGregor. Congratulations to our distinguished ambassadors!
  • Congratulations to Ed Beasley for being awarded the Cotton Incorporated Fellowship.
  • Congratulations to Davis Gimode for being awarded the 2018 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant from the Graduate School and the 2018 U.S Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security Fellowship.
  • Congratulations to Nathan Taitano on being selected to receive 2018's Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship Award!  The purpose of this scholarship is to aid PhD students in their education and recognize research in breeding of grains, oilseeds, legumes, fruits, nuts, or vegetables for human food or animal feed.

 


2017

  • Congratulations to Suraj Sapkota for being awarded 2nd place in the 2017 C-1 Graduate Poster Competition from the Crop Science Society of America.
  • Congratulations to Carolina Ballén‐Taborda, 2017 PhD first place recipient of the prestigious E. Broadus Browne Award! Carolina presented her research on Mapping a new source of root-knot nematode (RKN) resistance from the wild species A. stenosperma and introgression into peanut Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Congratulations to Katrien Devos, recipient of the 2017 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Research! The 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards was held in Mahler Auditorium on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Nina Fedoroff presented this year's lecture titled, "The GMO Wars: What do we do when scientists and citizens deeply disagree?"
  • Congratulations to Clint Steketee on being selected as a 2017 Crop Science Graduate Student Scholarship recipient from the Gerald O. Mott Scholarship Fund of the Crop Science Society of America and the Agronomic Science Foundation.
  • Kudos to two PBGG faculty who are 2017 UGA Research Awards Recipients:
  • Congratulations to Carolina Chavarro for winning second place in section 1 of the Joe Sugg Graduate Student competition at the annual American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico!  The title of her presentation was Genotyping of Recombinant Inbred Lines Population Provides Evidence of Tetrasomic Recombination in Cultivated Peanut.
  • Congratulations to Winnie Gimode for receiving second place in the graduate student category at the Plant Center Retreat.
  • Congratulations to Wayne Parrott on his election as a AAAS FellowRead more about this prestigious honor.
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Prenger, Ivey Tran and Tim Chappell for receiving the John Ingle Innovation in Plant Breeding Award.
  • Kudos to Alexandra Ostezan and Lynsey Kovar for being awarded the Graduate School’s GREAT Fellowship.
  • Congratulations to Winnie Gimode for being awarded 1st Place in the IPBGG PhD Poster competition for presentation at the National Association of Plant Breeders meeting, 2017.
  • Congratulations to Clint Steketee on being selected to receive 2017's Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship Award!  The purpose of this scholarship is to aid PhD students in their education and recognize research in breeding of grains, oilseeds, legumes, fruits, nuts, or vegetables for human food or animal feed.

2016

  • Congratulations to John Ruter for the numerous awards he received in 2016 in recognition of his expertise in and educational efforts with ornamental plants! 
    • Service Award from the American Conifer Society
    • Fellow of the International Plant Propagators Society
    • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Green Industry Association for his distinguished and unselfish service to the horticulture industry in Georgia
    • A Student Career Development Award from UGA 
  • Congratulations to Peng Chee for receipt of the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award presented at the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference!
  • Congratulations to Clint Steketee on being selected to receive 2016's Glenn and Helen Burton Feeding the Hungry Scholarship Award!  The purpose of this scholarship is to aid PhD students in their education and recognize research in breeding of grains, oilseeds, legumes, fruits, nuts, or vegetables for human food or animal feed.