Shuyang collecting data in the greenhouse.

Shuyang Zhen, a PhD candidate in the Horticultural Physiology lab, represented the department of horticulture in the PhD part of the annual college graduate student competition. The Broadus Browne competition is held in honor of the former Director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station.


Participants in the competition are judged based on a paper and oral presentation. The awards are presented to outstanding MS and Ph.D. students in the College, based on both their research and effective communication skills. Shuyang presented her innovative research on the importance of far-red light for photosynthesis. Her presentation was titled “Improving the Efficiency of Photosynthetic Lighting for Crop Production with Far-red LEDs”. Congratulations to Shuyang! And thanks for making us proud!


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