David Still, plant science professor, has received a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Science fellowship.
The E. Kika De La Garza fellowship program gives faculty from Hispanic-Serving Institutions the opportunity to learn about federal agencies that support research and education in agriculture and life sciences. Science fellows spend a week in Washington, D.C., and two to four additional weeks at a selected research location.
Still, the campus’ Agricultural Research Institute coordinator, will travel to Salinas to collaborate with geneticists and plant breeders from the USDA Agriculture Research Services. He hopes the fellowship will help establish collaborative research projects between his lab and the USDA labs.
“Science research is a great example of a learn-by-doing activity, but research opportunities are not abundant on this campus,” Still says. “Any opportunity to increase research on our campus is a good thing for the students, faculty and university.”