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How Marie Klein is Helping Create Airplane Fuel from Plants

In a world where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions, the search for sustainable energy sources has never been more critical. At the intersection of agriculture, bioenergy, and plant breeding, innovative researchers are working diligently to pave the way for a greener future. Read the full story here.

National Association of Plant Breeders scholarships

The National Association of Plant Breeders Borlaug Scholars scholarships for (linked) Undergraduates and Graduate Students are open now until March 8th, 2024. This scholarship provides travel to the NAPB meeting on July 21-25, 2024 in St Louis, MO,  hosted by Bayer Crop Sciences and University of Illinois, and a mentor for 1 year.

George Washington Carver Scholarships in Plant Breeding

The  George Washington Carver Scholarships in Plant Breeding award aims to empower and uplift students from historically underrepresented groups in the United States who aspire to pursue careers in plant breeding. Targeting both undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in the early stages of their academic journey, we strive to foster their long-term success in the field. Our commitment extends beyond a one-time sponsorship of their registration to our annual meeting; we actively facilitate connections with a dedicated NAPB mentor. To apply please see below

Early plant scientists attend ASTA conference

Early career scientists from the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences were hosted to a recent conference where they networked with industry professionals and attended educational sessions. Read the full story here!

PBC September 2023 Newsletter

In the triumphant return of the PBC Newsletter, we welcome Dr. Mitchell Feldmann as a new faculty member in Plant Sciences. You can revisit his graduate student spotlight from 2018 here. What a journey!

The PBC and Seed Central are collaborating on a vast array of student programming over the next few months, and the SCOPE project was featured in several glowing news articles.

SCOPE Field Day spotlights organic agriculture education program

On Thursday, September 7th, the SCOPE project hosted a busy field day. Graduate and undergraduate students involved in the program welcomed guests with sensory tastings, tours of the tomato and zinnia fields, and a milling exhibit.

The program garnered interest from students, faculty, and local farmers, as showcased in the following news stories:

From UC Davis Department of Plant Science News:

How Cowpeas and Aphids Led to a Career in Plant Breeding

Named after the renowned agricultural scientist and humanitarian, Dr. Norman Borlaug, the National Association of Plant Breeders’ Borlaug Scholarship program is a prestigious program that honors his remarkable contributions in saving countless lives from starvation through his revolutionary work in agriculture. For those fortunate enough to be a part of this scholarship, it is both an honor and an incredible opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Becas en Ciencias de las Plantas

El Departamento de Ciencias de las Plantas tiene fondos de becas para 3 estudiantes universitarios de primer ingreso y 4 estudiantes transferidos que estén cursando una licenciatura en Ciencias de las Plantas. El Programa de Becarios Multiculturales (MSP) ofrece programas dinámicos en Ciencias de las Plantas, centrándose en diversas plantas con la capacidad de resolver los desafíos globales más apremiantes. Los becarios MSP de primer ingreso recibirán $ 9,000 cada año académico por un total de 4 años.