2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dr. John Fellers

2022 IPSS Alumni Early Career Award, Dr. Venugopal Mendu

2020 IPSS Alumnus Early Career Award, Dr. Daniela Sarti-Dvorjak

2019 IPSS Alumnus Early Career Award, Dr. Jarrod Miller

2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dr. Dongmei Xu

IPSS GSA 2019 Professional Development Trip to Bayer Crop Sciences


Recent Alumni News

January 14, 2021

Lindsey Slaughter was recently awarded her first grant from the USDA-NIFA as PI! This is for a soil greenhouse gas project (focus on methane) in grass/legume pastures. Read more by visiting https://cris.nifa.usda.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0?path=fastlink1.txt&id=an...


GSA Officers

President - Sara Qian

Vice-President - Joyce Robinson

Business Officer* -Mounica Talasila

Graduate Student Congress Representative:Danielle Doering

Social Committee Chair - Vijyesh Sharma

Professional Development Chair - Paul Cöckson

*Combined secretary-treasurer position


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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumnus

One alumnus is selected annually to receive this award in recognition of their exceptional career achievements. The recipient will have completed an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the Crop Science, Plant Physiology, Plant and Soil Science or Soil Science graduate program at least five years prior to the date of the nomination. 


IPSS Alumnus Early Career Award

The IPSS Early Career Award is presented by the IPSS Graduate Student Association. Recipients must have completed their doctoral degree in IPSS or the preceding programs within 5-15 years of the award date. The recipient is selected by GSA members based on career progress following graduation. 


Current Recipients

Previous Recipients