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GOYER AND FROST RECEIVE GRANT TO TRAIN GRADUATE STUDENTS

Aymeric Goyer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and colleagues at the OSU Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, including Kenneth Frost from the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, have received a grant from the USDA NIFA National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grant Program to train six Master’s students in biosciences for food, agriculture, and natural resources. Students will receive a rich complement of professional development designed to boost technical as well as soft skills. Fellows will be introduced to and shadow local producers and natural resources managers. Fellows will receive hands-on experience in research and extension, and have close interactions with local producers and natural resources managers. They will be mentored by both an advisory committee made of academic scientists and a professional mentoring committee made of stakeholders from the region. In addition to technical skills, fellows will improve their soft skills by organizing meetings and extension activities, and by supervising undergraduate students who will assist them during the summer months.

Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/hermiston/new-graduate-fellowships-available-harec for more information.”