The CAST Science Communication Scholarship encourages graduate-level student scientists, specifically focusing on careers in agriculture or food sciences, to grow their abilities to communicate with nonscientific audiences. Selected graduate and veterinary medicine students were invited to learn about the application of science communication at the 2022 CAST Annual Meeting held at Iowa State University. This opportunity instilled the importance of science communication by allowing students to participate in CAST’s ongoing work and mission as well as provide students with networking opportunities with like-minded scientists from across the nation.
This year, 13 graduate students from Iowa State University received the CAST Science Communication Scholarship on Wednesday, October 26, during the CAST Annual Meeting in Ames, Iowa. The recipients were nominated by advisors and submitted examples of past communication media. Students were invited to attend other parts of the annual meeting including work group breakout sessions, various tours and speakers, and a tour and meal at the Corteva facility in Johnston, Iowa.
The CAST Science Communications Award is supported by individual donors of CAST.
Plant-bee interaction, community conservation in agricultural landscapes
Emerging pollutions in runoff from agroecosystems
Traffic tolerance of tall fescue turfgrass cultivars under simulated athletic field traffic
Viticultural practice on wine quality, grape and wine chemistry, horticulture, food processing
Plant science, agronomy, agricultural crop protection, weed science, herbicide resistance management
Experiential learning within agricultural education
Food pricing, experimental economics, individual choice
Nitrogen cycling in agricultural soil microbiomes
Peer-reviewed publication of Ms. Liu’s research, MetaFunPrimer: an Environment-Specific, High-Throughput Primer Design Tool for Improved Quantification of Target Genes.
Nutrient losses from agricultural fields
Apple production, smart sprayer technology
Agricultural economics, industrial organization
Co-authored article, Is there a market for manure?
Swine nutrition, sustainability
*CAST rotates its scholarship eligibility based on the location of its annual meeting. As the scholarship grows, we hope to include and support more students, regardless of the location of our annual meeting.
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