Posted: November 18, 2022

Plant science students win awards at the 2022 Tri-Society meeting

Undergraduate researcher Samuel Walker and Ph.D. candidate Jagdeep Singh Sidhu won oral presentation competitions at the 2022 Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America annual meeting. Samuel was placed second in the 2022 research symposium division. His mentor, Jagdeep, won the 5 min rapid and poster competition in the Plant Genetic Resources division. Jagdeep and Sam’s research project answers crucial questions related to the evolution of ploidy and its relationship with resource acquisition. This work is important for the discovery of novel resource-efficient traits, which are urgently needed provided the crisis of climate change.