Doyle E. Peaslee Graduate Student Award (previous recipients)

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

Rebecca McGrail (2020)


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.

Rebecca McGrail (2020)


IPSS Graduate Student Symposium (previous recipients)

Spring 2021 - January 22, 2021

Oral Presentations:

  • Mohammad Foteh Ali – 1st place
  • Rebecca McGrail – 2nd place
  • Andrea Keeney – 3rd place

Poster Presentations:

  • Patsy Wilson – 1st place
  • Kent Pham – 2nd place
  • Annie McGraw – 3rd place
  • Hannah Somerville - 3rd place


IPSS Outstanding Student Awards (previous recipients)


Outstanding Continuing Ph.D.

  • Dan Quinn - 1st place
  • Kirtley Amos - 2nd place
  • Kelly Mercier - 3rd place

Outstanding New Ph.D.

  • Sara Qian - 1st place
  • Travis Banet - 2nd place

Outstanding Continuing M.S.

  • Sam Leuthold

Outstanding New M.S.

  • Brian Rinehart


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) (previous recipients)

Fall 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19

Fall 2019 - October 25, 2019

  • Daniel Quinn - 1st place
  • Stuart Lichtenberg - 2nd place
  • Mohammad Foteh Ali - 3rd place
  • Sanjay Joshi - People's Choice - Student