CFAES Students Abroad
Steven Doyle, M.S. student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, conducted field research on the interaction between agricultural practices, cropping systems, and soil quality in Morogoro, Tanzania, for 2 months in the summer of 2017. The research was a collaboration with the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), and supported by the Office of International Programs in Agriculture in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science (CFAES).
Irene S. Kargbo, PhD Student in the Department of Entomology, is from Monrovia, Liberia and funded by Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) program. From June - August 2017, she returned to her home country to collect species of rice stem borers for further research, entitled "Identification of rice stem borers and evaluation of the efficacy of Metarhizium anisopliae for their management in Liberia".
Vivian Bernau, PhD Candidate in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has conducted research in Mexico with collaborator Dr. Denise Costich at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) since February, 2017. Her research, entitled "Germination of highland maize landraces under drought stress: in vitro and en campo", is funded by a Borlaug Graduate Research Fellowship from Purdue University’s Center for Global Food Security.
Joanna Kingsbury, M.S. Student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, was funded by 2017 International Academic Enrichment grant to conduct research in Bolivia, entitled “Restoring Tropical Grasslands for Biodiversity in Beni, Bolivia”.
Taylor, undergraduate student in the Department of Animal Sciences, is one of the first students who will graduate in May 2018 with the CFAES Global Option designation on her diploma. In the Summer 2017, completed her undergraduate honors thesis research in Uganda studying smallholder, non-grazing dairy farms in the urban and suburban areas of the capital city, Kampala. Dr. Elly Subiiti from the Makerere University served as Taylor’s mentor and Ugandan supervisor of her research.
Yvan Delgado de la Flor, a PhD student in the Department of Entomology, during his December 2016 research expedition in Cusco, Peru where he studied spider biodiversity.
Dustin Homan, MS student in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, faciliates instruction during his research on 4-H volunteer competencies in Ghana in March 2017.
Anna Testen, Ph.D. Student in Plant Pathology, studied tomato diseases in Tanzania in the summer of 2014. Her blog at http://u.osu.edu/testen.2/ documented her activities and research.
Matthew Bright, SENR PhD student under Richard Dick, Chelsea Delay, SENR Research Associate under Richard Dick, and Spencer Debenport, Plant Pathology PhD student under Brian McSpadden Gardner take a break from the rigors of soil sampling in Senegal
Laura Binkley, a MS student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources participated in a research mission to Ethiopia as a part of One Health Initiative's Rabies Transmission Team (2013)
Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) graduate student, Tony Gallenstein, discusses with Dr. David Kraybill while interning in Tanzania at Sokoine University of Agriculture