2023 APS Foundation Funding Announced
Congratulations to the following APS members who received funding this year from the APS Foundation. Special thanks to everyone who has donated to the APS Foundation! Your continued support makes these offerings possible.
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Plant Health 2023 Symposia for APS Student and Early Career Members
I.E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium
2023 theme: Systems-based approaches, tools, and tactics to combat mycotoxins for a sustainable and safe food supply
- Maxwell Chibuogwu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Lily Lofton (USDA ARS Russell Research Center, University of Georgia)
- Autumn McLaughlin (University of Tennessee)
- Shiv Singla (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
- Ryan Spelman (The Pennsylvania State University)
- Anna Conrad (USDA Forest Service)
- Peter Henry (USDA)
- Marcus Vinicius Merfa (The Ohio State University)
- Edel Pérez-López (Université Laval, CANADA)
Student Travel Grants
The Indian Phytopathology Society Student Travel
This fund encourages plant pathology students residing in India, who are members of The Indian Phytopathology Society, to attend the APS Annual Meeting or other APS sanctioned meeting if deemed appropriate by IPS and APS Foundation Board.
- Dibya Sree Dutta, Assam Agricultural University, India
Named Student Travel Grants
These named funds provided travel support to 30 APS Student members who are presenting at Plant Health 2023.
- Rishi Bhandari, Auburn University (W. Doug Gubler Fund)
- Ravi Bika, Kansas State University (J. Artie and Arra Browning Fund)
- Courtney Cameron, University of Wisconsin (Stella Melugin Coakley Fund)
- Jill Check, Michigan State University (Myron K. Brakke Fund)
- Angel De Trinidad, Kansas State University (W. Doug Gubler Fund)
- Nathaniel Heiden, The Ohio State University (H. J. Dubin Fund in honor of the Peace Corps)
- Alisha Hershman, University of Minnesota (Ray D. Martyn Fund)
- Samodya Jayasinghe, Washington State University (Elsie J. and Robert Aycock Fund)
- Shivreet Kaur, North Dakota State University (John F. Schafer Fund)
- Olee Hoi Ying Lam, University of Wisconsin (H. David Thurston Fund)
- Karen Luong, The Pennsylvania State University (Roger C. Pearson Fund)
- Amanda Mainello, North Carolina State University (William M. Brown, Jr. Fund)
- Kelly Mikhail, The Ohio State University (Lisa Shepherd Fund)
- Nghi Nguyen, The Ohio State University (Myron K. Brakke Fund)
- Milan Panth, Clemson University (Janell M. Stevens Johnk Fund)
- Madhav Parajuli, Tennessee State University (Luis Sequeira Fund)
- Josephine Pasche, University of Florida (Luis Sequeira Fund)
- Alan Peper, University of Georgia (Raymond G. Grogan Fund)
- Mandeep Redhu, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Malcolm C. Shurtleff Fund)
- Carlos Saint-Preux, Virginia Tech (Richard Gabrielson Fund)
- William Samson, University of California, Riverside (Virology Fund)
- Kabita Shah, The Pennsylvania State University (Turfgrass Pathology Fund)
- Nancy Sharma, Michigan State University (Stephen A. Johnston Fund)
- Andrea Sierra, University of Arkansas (Virology Fund)
- Alexandra Starkey, Iowa State University (Joseph Kuć Fund)
- Andrea Karina Suazo Tejada, University of Florida (Arthur Kelman Fund)
- Aastha Subedi, University of Florida (H. J. Dubin Fund in honor of the Peace Corps)
- Emma Wallace, The Pennsylvania State University (Kenneth F. Baker and R. James Cook Fund)
- Erica Watson Carter, University of Florida (Ray D. Martyn Fund)
- Michele Wiseman, Oregon State University (Ray D. Martyn Fund)
Other Foundation Funds
Books for the World
Helps scientists, educators, extension personnel, and other agriculturalists in developing countries acquire educational materials from APS PRESS.
- Jesse Ata (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
- Alejandro Rene Gini Alvarez (Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina)
- Faheem Uddin Rajer (Sindh Agriculture University, Pakistan)
- Akmaral Shokanova (Kazakh Research Institute of Plant Protection & Quarantine, Kazakhstan)
Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Fellowship
This fund supports undergraduate research projects in plant pathology.
- Timothy Miller, Utah State University
Lafayette Frederick Diversity in Mentoring
Provides mentored experiences in plant pathology for students and postdocs from underrepresented minority groups, with the ultimate goal in increasing diversity in APS and the plant health community at large.
- Evan Buckner, The Pennsylvania State University
Mathre Education Endowment
Provides support to plant pathology education and outreach programs.
- Karthika Mohan, Nitha Rafi, and Bijula Sureshbabu, North Dakota State University
Plant Pathology Experiential Fund
Provides support of a short-term experience with a government or private organization to subsidize travel to the host organization.
- Mychele Batista da Silva, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
Raymond J. Tarleton Student Fellowship
Provides support to plant pathology graduate students for expenses related to their research, equipment,
education, and skills development.
- Samodya Jayasinghe, Washington State University
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