Two graduate students in plant pathology claimed top prizes for research presentations they made at the recent international Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans. Amber Smith won first place, and Caroline Land placed second.
Both students are currently completing master’s degrees through Auburn’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.
Smith has won two awards for presentations on her graduate research at Auburn. She has made a total of eight presentations and published seven abstracts, two proceedings papers and four peer-reviewed papers. She has interned with Bayer Crop Science and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Auburn.
Land also has won two awards for presentations on her graduate research. She has made seven presentations and published seven abstracts, three proceedings papers, nine peer-reviewed papers and 10 extension bulletin articles. The Auburn agricultural business and economics graduate also has completed an internship with Syngenta.