Graduate

On April 11, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate held a Research Conference. Various students were recognized for their contributions. Our Maria Betsabe Mantilla, graduate student with Dr. Maria Salas, received one of five Research Awards across the University. (Photo: Maria, third from left)

Graduate student Kevin Falk with Dr. Asheesh (Danny) Singh recieved Best Oral Presentation. 

Teaching Practicum

Expectations: The Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University recognizes the importance of teaching/extension experiences in the professional development of M.S. and Ph.D. candidates.

Students who seek this experience and training are encouraged to visit with their major professors about taking Agron 698. When enrolled in Agron 698, students choose the course or extension activities in which they wish to work in conjunction with participating faculty members. The Graduate Programs Secretary in 1126 Agronomy Hall may be able to help in coordinating activities. 

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Professional Development

The Agronomy Department expects graduates of its graduate programs to develop the professional skills required for success in the academic/business world. In addition to technical knowledge and research skills, graduates need to be able to organize, present, and publish data, prepare grant applications and progress reports, have appropriate collegiality skills, and have professional ethics and standards that reflect well upon them and the organizations they represent.

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Graduate Program Policies

Department of Agronomy

We are happy to have you as a graduate student in the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy in one of five graduate majors or as a member of an interdepartmental major. The mission of the Department of Agronomy is to provide continued excellence in agronomic teaching, research, and outreach. The department achieves this by serving Iowa, the nation, and the world in ways that:

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Britt Moore comes from Chicago, Illinois where his interest in agronomy started. He attended a high school that focused on agriculture called CHSAS (Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.) He continued his education at Truman State where he got his bachelors in Ag science. Moore came to Iowa State in 2009 to get his Masters in Crop Production & Physiology and Sustainable Agriculture. After receiving his masters, he moved to Florida where he taught high school environmental science.

When Moore moved back to Iowa he worked with ISU Extension and Outreach as a cover crops specialist. Currently he is working on getting his PhD in soil physics.

The Graduate Club offers the master's and doctoral candidates in the department an opportunity to socialize, gain leadership experience and provide opportunities to further research and presentation skills. The Club organizes the department seminar series every Fall. They hold various social events that bring together graduate students, faculty and staff. Possibly most importantly, they provide a network of people who understand the unique life of a graduate student. Recently the Agronomy Graduate Club elected new officers:

President: Swetabh Patel

VP: Henrique Uliana Trentin

Secretary: Fernando Silva Aguilar

Treasurer: Arthur Pereira da Silva

Seminar Planning Chairs: Cassandra Winn & Teresa Middleton

Social Committee: Anabelle Laurent

GPSS Senators: Katherine Taylor, Rosemary Bulyaba & one vacancy

Faculty dvisers are Rick Cruse & Ken Moore

The Graduate Club elected new officers in January. Officers for 2018 are:

President: Swetabh Patel

VP: Henrique Uliana Trentin

Secretary: Fernando Silva Aguilar

Treasurer: Arthur Pereira da Silva

Seminar Planning Chairs: Cassandra Winn & Teresa Middleton

Social Committee: Anabelle Laurent

GPSS Senators: Katherine Taylor, Rosemary Bulyaba & one vacancy 

Advisers are Rick Cruse & Ken Moore

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