Winners of the 2019-20 ASPB Conviron Scholars Program

The ASPB Conviron Scholars Program is aimed at supporting the next generation of plant scientists by helping exceptional undergraduate and graduate students build a foundation for a successful career. Students studying plant biology receive a year-long experience, which includes 1-year membership in ASPB, free registration to one ASPB regional section meeting, discounted registration to the Plant Biology Annual Meeting, online access to ASPB research in The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, as well as career mentoring and other career building opportunities.

“I am very grateful to be part of the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program, as this will provide me with direction and support in pursuing my PhD and taking the next steps in my career. This opportunity will also allow me to get more involved with the driven, inspiring people who make the plant science community what it is!”

— Marlo Hall, 2019-20 winner

“As an ASPB Conviron Scholar, I look forward to further developing my career aspirations and identifying ways in which I can use my research background to make a difference in society.”

— Alexander Clarke, 2018-19 winner

“I believe this Program is a fantastic opportunity to learn about diverse paths in plant science and improve my scientific communication skills and connect with other people who share a passion for plant science, which I very much look forward to. I thank ASPB for allowing me to be part of the Conviron Scholars Program.”

— Ángel Vergara Cruces, 2018-19 winner

Conviron and ASPB are pleased to announce this year’s scholars and congratulate them on their success. Visit The ASPB Conviron Scholars Program to meet each of the 2019-20 Scholars.

The 2019-20 ASPB Conviron Scholars:

Modesta Abugu
University of Florida, US

Mathieu Ayenan
University of Ghana, GH

Carolina Ballén-Taborda
University of Georgia, US

Rostislav Blume
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, UA

Aya Bridgeland
Texas A&M University, US

Haley Carter
Northwestern University, US

Marlo Hall
University of California San Diego, US

You-Wun Hwang
National Taiwan University, TW

Sessen Daniel Iohannes
University of Pisa, IT

Godwin James
National University of Ireland Galway, IE

Xiang Li
University of Massachusetts Amherst, US

Prisca Meyer
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE

Nikolaos Ntelkis
University of Thessaly, GR

Pratheek Pandesha
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IN

Jennifer Rushton
Colorado State University, US

Samantha Snodgrass
Iowa State University, US

About ASPB

The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. In 1926, Plant Physiology began publication and is one of the world’s oldest and most well-respected plant science journals. In 1989, The Plant Cell began publication and is ranked first in impact among journals publishing primary research in the plant sciences. Over the past decades, the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well as to serve the basic interests of and to promote the advancement of plant science.

About Conviron

Conviron is the world’s largest designer and supplier of plant growth chambers and rooms. Leading universities, government agencies and agricultural biotech companies around the globe rely on Conviron’s highly engineered controlled environments to solve many of today’s challenges in food production and safety. Headquartered with design and manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, Canada, and wholly owned Argus Controls in Surrey, BC, Conviron employs a global sales and distribution network with offices in the US, Europe and Australia.

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