Department News & Kudos
For Jonathan Eagle, doctoral student in the Washington State University Department of Plant Pathology, service has always been important. A veteran of the Air Force, he served as a crew chief for multi-million-dollar fighter planes. Today, Eagle is now working to safeguard Washington wheat crops from a devastating disease, while representing fellow students as a […]
Zack Frederick and David Wheeler, Ph.D. students in plant pathology at Washington State University, and Chanel McGowan, a WSU student and intern at the Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC), hosted one of several Family Science Saturday events entitled “Fungus Among Us” at the PDSC, Pullman, Washington. The goal of these hands-on, informal science education events […]
Plant Diagnostician, Rachel Bomberger has posted a timely tip about Slime Mold on Wheat to the CAHNRS and WSU Extension Wheat and Small Grains website. The post was highlighted in the November 2016 On Solid Ground.
Graduate students Joey DeShields and David Wheeler, along with plant diagnostician Rachel Bomberger, traveled to the Spokane Convention Center to speak with 2600 Spokane School District fifth graders about careers in plant pathology. “It was a fun time to introduce students to our passion and career choice, with the hopes that one day they will […]