News and Announcements
New website highlights fruit genome databases
A new educational and outreach website has launched to provide information to scientists, growers and industry about genome databases for citrus, tree fruit and berry crops. More…
Undergraduate Researcher Awarded Fellowship
Congratulations to Jonathan Abarca, a fruit and vegetable management major mentored by Amit Dhingra, who has been named an Auvil Fellow for 2014-15. The Auvil Scholars Fellowship began in 2006 with a gift from the estates of Grady and Lillie Auvil, Wenatchee tree-fruit entrepreneurs who believed in the importance of education and research.
“Our goal with these awards is to support undergraduates who want to explore topics and contribute to the knowledge base,” says Shelley Pressley, director of the program, which is part of the Office of Undergraduate Education. “Mentored research is a rewarding and résumé-building high-impact experience. With scholarship support, many students can devote more time to research than having to work jobs to fill financial needs.”
“Award winners will present their work at the 2015 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA). Sharing the results of research and creative activity is a fundamental part of the research process,” says Pressley.
Graduate Student Wins at ASHS Meeting
Congratulations to Charlene Grahn for placing second in the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) graduate student poster competition at the Society’s recent annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Charlene is an MS candidate with Dr. Carol Miles, Vegetable Horticulture Program, at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC. Well done, Charlene!