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Plant Science Students Earn Top Honors

Lynnette Harris


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Alyssa Palmer

Plant science student Alyssa Palmer

Students in Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate (PSC) earned several awards at an international conference hosted by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS).

Plant science student Alyssa Palmer was awarded the society’s most prestigious scholarship for undergraduate research. Palmer has been a research assistant since 2017 in Assistant Professor Youping Sun’s lab and is co-author of an article titled Responses of Ornamental Grass and Grass-like Plants to Saline Water Irrigation which appeared in the journal HortTechnology. She was honored earlier this year as the 2019 PSC Department’s Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.

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