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Mary Lewis, Sierra McDonald, and Jesse Lafian present their research at the UGA College of Ag undergrad research symposium

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Mary Lewis giving a presentation about her research

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences held their annual undergraduate research symposium today. The Horticultural Physiology Lab was well represented.

 

Mary Lewis presented her work on inducing flowering in marigolds, using far-red LEDs. She had the joy of presenting in front of our department head, who was one of the judges.

 

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Jesse Lafian explains his research to the judges

Jesse Lafian presented his work on the development of a new low-cost irrigation controller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sierra McDonald with her poster.

Sierra McDonald is looking at the effects of ice cubes on the root physiology of Phaleanopsis orchids, a project overseen by Dr. Paul Thomas.

 

 

A big thank you to all three of these students for participating in the undergraduate research symposium and for making the lab and the department look good!