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August 3, 2017
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August 3, 2017
I imagine that nearly all academic institutions are under some pressure right now (particularly state schools), and as a result, some of you may have felt the pressure to produce more with less. There...
July 6, 2017
Students attend graduate school to develop technical-based knowledge and skills. Doctoral and master’s degree programs are where students like us get the information and experiences necessary to per...
July 6, 2017
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June 1, 2017
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June 1, 2017
For this month’s column, the Early Career Members Committee asked three early career members to give career advice in the following three areas: preparing yourself for a career in academia during gr...
May 19, 2017
In this month’s article, I hope to inform young graduates on what they can expect from a consulting industry job. First a little background about me: I am a Senior Agronomist/Agricultural Engineer f...
May 19, 2017
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May 19, 2017
On 4 Mar. 2017, students from four California universities convened at the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) Region 6 Collegiate Soils Contest near Woodlake, CA. The comp...
May 19, 2017
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science. This annual award recognizes top-notch graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in c...
 
April 7, 2017
Every year, top-notch undergraduate seniors are selected for the National Student Recognition Award based on their scholarship, leadership, and involvement. These outstanding students are enrolled in ...
 
April 7, 2017
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April 7, 2017
Every position on your C.V. will incrementally shape and define your career. Whether you’re seeking a position in academia or something else, you quickly realize the market is flooded with applicant...
April 7, 2017
During my time in graduate school, I have had the opportunity to be part of three different lab groups at two universities. While I will not claim to be an expert at networking, I’ve had a lot of su...
March 10, 2017
Chances are you know a peer, colleague, supervisor, and/or mentor who is deserving of recognition for their exceptional service, research, or leadership in our sciences. Consider recognizing them thro...
March 10, 2017
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February 13, 2017
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February 13, 2017
A core foundation of my life and a common thread in my non-linear career trajectory has been the convergence of agriculture, science, and policy. These issues initially presented themselves in a very ...
February 13, 2017
It comes as no surprise to agricultural and environmental scientists that the success of any great research ultimately comes down to the ability to obtain funding, especially from government organizat...
February 13, 2017
We congratulate the following M.S. and Ph.D. graduates from 2015–2016. For more than 30 years, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA has published theses and dissertation titles of graduates in the agronomic sciences...
January 16, 2017
I grew up in the heartland of turn-of-the-21st century America in Gaithersburg, MD, 20 miles northwest of Washington, DC. The racial demographics of my hometown were: 40% white, 24% Latino, 17% black,...
 
January 16, 2017
The Soil Physics and Hydrology and the Forest, Range, and Wildland divisions of SSSA have awarded the 2016 Robert Luxmoore Student Travel Awards to five outstanding female graduate students. Each stud...
 
January 16, 2017
Asim Biswas, Assistant Professor at University of Guelph and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University, Canada, is the recipient of the 2016 Soil Physics and Hydrology Division Early Career Award. He ...
January 16, 2017
In recent November competition, Iowa State University (ISU) placed first in the Kansas City Collegiate Crops Contest and second in the Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest while Kansas State University (K...