Dr. Doyle E. Peaslee and Dr. Ronald E. Phillips Graduate Student Award (previous recipients)

Presented annually to an Agronomy graduate student in memory of Dr. Doyle E. Peaslee and Dr. Ronald E. Phillips, Professors of Agronomy. This award recognizes exceptional academic achievement and outstanding potential for contributions to American Agriculture. 

Travis Banet (2023)

Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science (previous recipients)

The Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science recognizes top-notch graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in crop science disciplines. Departments select students based on academic achievements, research and teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service activities and personal qualifications. The award honors the first CSSA President, Gerald O. Mott, who trained 75 graduate students during his 45 year career at Purdue University and the University of Florida. Many of his students have become eminent forage scientists.

The award is offered by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and recipients receive a certificate and are recognized in CSA News.

Andrea Webb (2023)


IPSS Graduate Student Symposium (previous recipients)

Spring 2023 

Oral Presentations:

  • Sara Qian – 1st place
  • Travis Banet & Jarad Cochran – 2nd place tie
  • Paul Cöckson – 3rd place

Poster Presentations:

  • Josh Singleton – 1st place
  • Shelby Stanley – 2nd place
  • Letícia Pacheco Inoue – 3rd place


IPSS Outstanding Student Awards (previous recipients)


Outstanding Continuing Ph.D.

  • Brian Rinehart - 1st place
  • Jia Tan - 2nd place
  • Travis Banet - 3rd place

Outstanding Continuing M.S.

  • Danielle Doering - 1st place
  • Caleb Perkins - 2nd Place

Outstanding New Ph.D.

  • Letícia Pacheco Inoue - 1st place

Outstanding New MS

  • Bridget Bolt - 1st place
  • Shelby Stanley - 2nd Place
  • Will Fleming - 3rd Place

Johnston-Carringer Agronomy Graduate Student Award (previous recipients)

The Johnston-Carringer Agronomy Graduate Student Award, founded by Rick and Sandra Carringer, was launched in Spring 2021. This fund is aimed towards graduate students achieving excellence in agronomy.


  • Letícia Pacheco Inoue


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) (previous recipients)

Fall 2023 - October 20, 2023

  • Magdalena Ricciardi - 1st Place
  • Yan Zhou - 2nd Place
  • Upama Dev - 3rd Place
  • Rob Nalley - People's Choice - Student
  • Rebecca McGrail - People's Choice - Faculty/Post Doc/Staff