Recent achievements among the university community were earned by Eric Casarin, Matt Cohen, Adam Folsom, Kristen Olson, Evan Palmer, Tori Pedersen, Ken Price, Jordan Seitz, Jolene D. Smyth, Sidney Therkelsen, Carlos Urrea and Milos Zaric.
Evan Palmer, a student in the School of Computing, was recently awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship program was established in 1989 to increase the number of citizens receiving doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines to Department of Defense relevance. The program is highly competitive and only awards approximately 4,000 fellowships to 60,000 applicants annually. Palmer’s fellowship will support him has he begins work on his doctoral degree at Oregon State University.
The Walt Whitman Archive, co-directed by Ken Price, Matt Cohen and Ed Folsom, has received a $130,544 award from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The award will lead to the creation of the first comprehensive edition of Walt Whitman’s entire correspondence. Staff on the project will publish 605 newly completed letters on the archive and share the culmination of more than a decade of work on Whitman’s correspondence. Learn more about the award.
Jolene D. Smyth and Kristen Olson are among finalists for the best paper from volume 63 of the International Journal of Market Research. Their research paper “Are Self-Description Scales Better than Agree/Disagree Scales?” compares survey estimates, item nonresponse and non-differentiation across two types of scales in a mail survey. The winning paper will be announced June 10. Learn more about the paper.
Carlos Urrea, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and dry bean breeding specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, wrote a summary of his Journal of Plant Registrations article for the April issue of CSA News.. The publications focused on a Nebraska/Puerto Rico program bean breeding program aimed at increasing drought tolerance and genetic diversity.
Milos Zaric, a doctoral student in agronomy, placed second in the Agronomic Crops Poster Presentations at the Western Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting March 7-10 in Newport Beach, California. His research poster, “Industrial Hemp Biomass Negatively Affected by Herbicide Drift from Corn and Soybean Herbicides,” outlined how after the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp was recognized as a crop legal to grow. The main objective of his study was to examine the sensitivity of industrial hemp to various herbicides used in corn and soybean.
Erika Casarin, Adam Folsom, Tori Pedersen, Jordan Seitz and Sidney Therkelsen received awards for student achievement from the Clifton Strengths Institute. Folsom, and Therkelsen were honored with Outstanding Building Awards; Pedersen and Seitz received Outstanding Coach Awards; and Casarin collected the Mark Pogue Award. Learn more about the honors.
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