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Application for the Horticulture Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates

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DUE DATE: 5:00PM  February 14, 2020 
Submit Applications to charles.fontanier@okstate.edu


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Responsibilities may include monitoring high school youth in residence halls during evening hours, driving a 15-passenger van, and helping the camp director set up activities. A supplemental stipend is available and some meals are provided for students willing to serve in this capacity.
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Personal Statement

The OSU Urban Horticulture Research & Extension Experience for Undergraduates  (REEU) is intended to introduce undergraduates to the world of horticulture sciences and agricultural research. This program is especially for students from groups that are under-represented in the academy including racial and ethnic minorities, low-income and first-generation students, and nontraditional students. The personal statement is your opportunity to explain why you want to participate in the OSU Urban Horticulture REEU. Some questions you might consider:

  • What are your academic aspirations?
  • What are your career goals?
  • In what ways have your experiences and background influenced your goals?
  • How will the REEU help you accomplish your goals?
  • What do you expect to gain from the REEU experience?
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Rank the list of research topics

As part of this program, you will be teamed up with a researcher and be given responsibility over a prepared research project. Please rank the list of research topics in order of your most preferred (1) to your least preferred (10). If completed correctly, each topic should receive a unique number from 1 to 10.

Field Vegetable Production
    (learn how management and variety selection influence crop yield in a field setting)
Food Quality and Extraction Science
    
(learn how management practices influence food nutrient quality)
Greenhouse Food and Floriculture Production
    
(learn how management practices influence crop yield in a greenhouse environment)
Outreach and Youth Education
    (help lead several summer youth programs related to horticulture)
Pecan Production Physiology
    (learn how management affects tree nut production and quality)
Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
    (learn how fertilizers affect plant growth and soil chemistry)
Plant Sensing and Precision Ag
    
(learn about precision agriculture in horticulture)
Post-harvest Physiology
    (learn how management practices influence produce longevity)
Urban Water Conservation
    
(help teach homeowners how to conserve water)
Weeds and Pest Management
    
(learn how to properly identify and treat pests and weeds that affect horticultural crops)

 
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REFERENCES

 Provide the name and contact information for a professional reference that may be contacted during the application review period. This person should be someone who has direct knowledge of your capabilities and would speak favorably of your admittance into this program. For example, you could list your undergraduate advisor, an instructor from a class, or a former supervisor.

This person should NOT be a family member.

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