Undergraduate Wins ASHS Awards at Annual Meeting

Alexander Schaller, an undergraduate student in the Sustainable Plant Systems received recognition at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alexander won the 2nd place award for the ‘Fruit and Nut Crops’ category in the recent ‘2016 ACB Horticultural Commodity Judging Contest and Plant Identification Contest’ held in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Horticultural Commodity Judging Contest and Plant Identification Contest held at each year at the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Conference, provides opportunity for students to demonstrate their mastery of various horticultural knowledge and skills. In the Commodity Judging Contest and Plant Identification Contest, undergraduate students compete by rating the quality of horticultural commodities, identifying a large number of plants, many from out of their region, and by taking a general examination of horticultural knowledge. Alexander also presented a poster and gave a short talk on his work in Dr. Chieri Kubota’s lab. We are very happy to have Alexander in our School. He is an asset as has been actively involved in an array of activities benefiting the program, working diligently in all he undertakes. This victory is well deserved. You can read more about the conference and contests in the ASHS Newsletter