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2022 North Central Division Meeting​


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

​9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Careers 101 Panel (pre-registration required​)
​Interviews are a critical step in the hiring process, but there are tips and tricks to ensure a successful interview. This workshop will provide students and early career professionals with an overview of the process and guidelines for preparing for job interviews in academia, government, and industry. The workshop includes an interactive mock interview session using common interview questions and a panel of experts from industry and academia. Lunch is provided by our industry sponsors.
​1:00-4:00 p.m.
Challenges and Opportunities in Plant Health Education: Building Sustainable Teaching Networks (pre-registration required​)
​The goal of this workshop is to start building a common framework for plant pathology education based on themes that are currently taught and any gaps that are identified, and to start formulating a plan for developing and sharing curriculum resources.
​1:00-5:00 p.m.
Microscopic Adventures: A Hands-on Dive into the Nematode Species of the Corn/Soybean Soil Community(pre-registration required​)
Notes: Transportation will be provided from Graduate Hotel to UNL East Campus
​This 3-hour workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the plant-parasitic nematodes and other commonly encountered trophic groups in the soils of the Great Plains. The workshop will feature a field guide and other aids to sort through the murky depths of nematode diversity.
​1:00-2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Python for Plant Pathologists (pre-registration required​)
​The introduction to Python for Plant Pathologists workshop will cover basic Python syntax, reading in and working with data, troubleshooting strategies, and important libraries for working with biological data. This workshop will demonstrate tools and strategies attendees can apply to their own research and data analysis. Practice examples will be given as well as time to play around with Python on your own.
​3:00-4:30 p.m.
Introduction to R for Plant Pathologists(pre-registration required​)
​The Introduction to R for Plant Pathologists workshop will cover data structures in R, working with tabular data, installing packages, troubleshooting, and important R libraries for visualizing and manipulating data. Attendees will develop a strong foundation in R that can be used for handling their own biological data. Practice examples will be given as well as time to use the program on your own.​​