The last weekend of October nearly 60 faculty, staff, and graduate students attended the 2019 Center for Applied Plant Sciences biannual retreat at the Mohican Lodge & Conference Center. The weekend started with presentations from CAPS 2018-2019 graduate assistantship recipients providing updates on their research. This was followed by a poster session where all attendees had a chance to display the exciting projects they have been working on over the past year.
Saturday started with CAPS seed grant awardees and CAPS scientific teams presenting updates and goals of their CAPS funded research and was followed in the afternoon with presentations on the many resources and services that are available to CAPS members including ABRC services, bioinformatics, genomics, metabolomics, and outreach & education.
We had a round-table discussion which helped identify issues important to CAPS members, obstacles they face, and priorities for future campus activities and investment. Several good ideas were generated from this discussion which will help improve the future of CAPS. The evening ended with the TPS graduate students hosting a trivia game that provided a team-building exercise between the graduate students, staff, and faculty members which tested the knowledge of plant related science history and facts. (Example: What is Ohio’s state beverage?) The retreat concluded Sunday morning with faculty members from disciplines across campus sharing their research.
CAPS would like to thank everyone who attended the retreat. This event allowed for collaboration, team building and showcasing the hard work of everyone associated with CAPS. Pictures from the retreat are posted on the CAPS Facebook page
(Answer: Tomato Juice)