Scholars Join Noble Foundation for Summer of LearningMon, 06 Jul 2015 11:39:01 CDT
Each summer, the Noble Foundation provides more than a dozen college students with a life-changing experience, not an internship.
The Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science and the Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture programs provide elite college students from across the United States with an opportunity to work side-by-side with Noble Foundation staff in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Noble Summer Research Scholars conduct plant science research with mentor scientists in the laboratories and greenhouse facilities of the Noble Foundation. The Lloyd Noble Scholars program offers students the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals in six core areas of expertise: animal science and livestock management, agricultural economics, horticulture, range management, soils and crops, and wildlife and fisheries.
"These scholar programs offer a tremendous learning experience," said Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Foundation. "The students are given the rare opportunity to work in a real-world setting, learn from some of the best minds in their selected fields and make contributions that can actually impact the scientific community, agricultural producers and even consumers."
Students selected for either program must demonstrate academic merit, and they must complete a rigorous application and interview process. "When you see these students on our campus, you know they are some of the best this generation has to offer," Buckner said.
The 2015 Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science are:
-- Ben Brown, Iowa State University, agricultural biochemistry
-- Debotri Chatterjee, Cornell University, biology
-- Jessica Hennacy, Duke University, biology and biochemistry
-- Johanna L'Heureux, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, biochemistry and molecular biology
The 2015 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture are:
-- Shiann Burns, Oklahoma State University, animal science
-- Garth Gatson, University of Missouri, animal science
-- Stacia Hill, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, fish and wildlife sciences
-- Kalyn McKibben, Oklahoma State University, animal science business and agricultural economics
-- Meagan Osburn, Oklahoma State University, agribusiness
-- Karlee Pruitt, University of Arkansas, agricultural education, communication and technology
-- Vaughn Reed, Murray State University in Kentucky, agronomy
-- Dyson Runyan, Oklahoma State University, animal science
For more information about the Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science program, visit www.noble.org/summer-scholar or contact Frank Hardin at 580.224.6215. For more information about the Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program, visit www.noble.org/noble-scholar or contact Becca McMillan at 580.224.6403.
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