Iowa State University undergraduate students will head south this week to share their research and scholarship with their peers from across the nation.
The 33rd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research took place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. About 4,000 undergraduate students from across the U.S. present their research at this annual conference, the largest undergraduate research conference in the country.
This is the third year ISU students have attended NCUR. Iowa State’s 62 students representing 30 different majors marks the university’s highest level of participation yet. In addition to presenting their research and scholarship, these students also will have networking and professional development opportunities.
Evan's experience in the Department of Agronomy gave him the knowledge and problem solving skills to successfully transition an entire team to a new precision agriculture, data management software.
"ISU gave me the knowledge and skills to understand the calculations and rewrite, tweak them so they would work in our new programs format," said Evan. "Through my many experiences at ISU, I was very comfortable presenting, training and educating my agronomy colleagues in their application of the new programs within our business and in support of our customers."
Evan M. is currently an advanced agronomy manager for Cooperative Elevator Company in Sebewaing, Michigan.
Using science to address food insecurity is Catherine Leafstedt’s passion. It’s a passion that’s driven her for the past four years and it’s one reason she’s been accepted to the University of Cambridge in England to pursue graduate school.
Leafstedt, who has a double major in agronomy and global resource systems, has had many internships and experiences both in the United States and around the world.