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The story of how Tessa Peters ended up snagging one of the nation’s first graduate fellowships in organic plant breeding begins in an unlikely place: the middle of the ocean. After earning a bachelor’s degree in physics, she set out as a geophysicist, mapping the ocean floor aboard a large ship. During her time off, she traveled widely and stumbled upon her new career path.
Alexandra Branscombe, a fifth-year senior in LSC, has received the J.W. Watt Agricultural Journalism Memorial Scholarship and the Douglas D. Sorenson Scholarship.
Meet Alexandra Branscombe, a CALS Life Sciences Communication student who is excited and grateful to be the recipient of the J.W. Watt Agricultural Journalism Memorial Scholarship and Douglas D. Sorenson Scholarship.
By manipulating specific carbohydrates, Professor Laura Kiessling has discovered a better way to grow stem cells and new approaches for treating diseases such as tuberculosis, which affects a third of the world’s population.