Congratulations Derek Herman
Congratulations to Derek Herman, a Horticulture PhD graduate student in the potato physiology program! Derek was awarded first place in the Frank L. Haynes graduate student oral paper competition at the 99th annual meetings of the Potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, July 19-23. The complete reference for his talk and associated abstract is as follows:
Herman, D.J., L.O. Knowles and N.R. Knowles. 2015. Screening sweetening-resistant clones for tolerance to heat stress. Proceedings of the 99th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America. (abstract in press).
There were 14 graduate students in the competition with cash awards and certificates given to the top three presenters. Papers and presentations are judged by a committee on: value and depth of research, abstract, presentation organization (introduction, interpretation of results, summary, visuals, delivery, etc.) and timing.