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Posted by: Janis Boettinger on Feb 15, 2011

Featured Undergraduate Researcher: Jeremy Crook

Featured Undergraduate Researcher

Jeremy Crook took advantage of the the opportunities for undergraduate research  in the Department in Plants, Soils, and Climate. Jeremy began his research career working with Dr. Brent Black in Fall 2008 and racked up an impressive list of accomplishments:

o    1st place, 2010 Undergraduate Poster Competition, American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference, Palm Desert, CA.
o    2010 President, Collegiate Branch of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
o    2010 Travel grant recipient, American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference, Palm Springs, CA.
o     2010 Research on the Hill, Invited to present research poster to state legislators. 
o    Best paper-Life Science division. 2010 USU Undergraduate Student Showcase.
o    Manuscript published in the Journal of the American Pomological Society, January 2010. “Chilling requirement to overcome bud dormancy in Intermountain West chokecherry ecotypes.”
o    2009-2010 URCO Grant: Rooting of micro-propagated chokecherry selections.
o    2009-2010 Peak Award, for College of Agriculture Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.
o    2009 Travel grant recipient, American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference, St. Louis, MO.
o    2008-2009 URCO Grant:  Determining chilling requirements to overcome bud dormancy of Prunus virginiana.

Jeremy graduated with his BS in May 2010 and entered the PhD program in Floriculture at Clemson University in Summer 2010.  Congratulations!