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The second annual symposium features student projects at the Geneva campus

Fascinating science is being done at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), and student researchers are eager to share their work.

Organized by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, the second annual Research Symposium will provide an overview of research being conducted across departments, sections and groups on the Geneva campus.

The symposium – June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jordan Hall – aims to launch student-driven interdisciplinary collaboration among NYSAES scientists, according to Larissa Osterbaan and Adrienne Gorny, student coordinators for the event organized by the Student Association of the Geneva Experiment Station.

The free event aims to spark conversations that lead to further interdisciplinary projects, said Osterbaan, a doctoral candidate in the field of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology.

“The entire Cornell community as well as local and regional growers and other NYSAES stakeholders are encouraged to attend,” she said. “We’re especially eager to have some of our Ithaca colleagues join us in Geneva for the day to hear about our latest research.”

This year’s symposium will feature keynote speaker Sam Crowell, Ph.D. ’15, agricultural science adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Crowell will speak about his journey from Cornell to the State Department and on the role of agricultural sciences within the U.S. executive branch.

The symposium is funded through the NYSAES Director’s fund, the Sections of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology and Horticulture in the School of Integrative Plant Science, and the Department of Entomology.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Transportation will be arranged for attendees coming from Ithaca.

The deadline to register is June 12.

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