Education & outreach in 2016: A year in review

January 11, 2017
Student investigates a soybean plant grown from a seed treated with Rhizobium

The Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) and the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC) had an eventful year in 2016 when it comes to engaging the community in science learning.

The 9th Tripartite Meeting

December 8, 2016
Jars of plants at the Plant Transformation Facility

The 9th Tripartite Meeting: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology for Wellness was held October 30th through November 2nd in Maresias, SP, Brazil.

DOE Grant

December 7, 2016
Pennycress plant

The Ohio State University had brought together an incredible team of 3 researchers to transform the common plant, pennycress, into biofuel. The Department of Energy and The Department on Agriculture have invested $1.1 million into this research. 

National Science Teacher Association Area Conference

December 7, 2016
Teacher inspects the growth and size of plants

On Thursday December 1, CAPS and ABRC hosted the teacher workshop, Sowing the Seeds of Science: Using Plants as a Model to Teach Science Concepts, during the National Science Teacher Association Area Conference in Columbus.

New Plantae Fellow, Courtney Price

November 29, 2016
Plantae Fellow Logo

Courtney Price has been awarded the honor of becoming one of sixteen individuals accepted into the Plantae Fellows program. Plantae is an online global community for individuals interested in plant science. 


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