April-May Photo contest!

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council at UW-Madison thanks all the participants of the April-May photo contest. 

Photo submitted by Jamie Bugel

Description: Starting the first full month in Spring catching glimpses of Summer.


Photo submitted by Sofia Macchiavelli

Description: “These are beautiful potato plants growing early in the season for my field trials. I’m evaluating the efficacy of various chemical control treatments to control silver scurf of potato, a disease that is significantly impacting Wisconsin potato production.”


Photo submitted by Cari Schmitz-Carley

Description: The Endelman Lab made a hard push to get all of our potato trials at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station hand planted in just one day to beat a forecasted week of spring showers. Even the pails were motivated.


Photo submitted by Madeline Olberg

Description: Yay, onion planting!


Winning photo!

Photo submitted by Beth Ann A Workmaster

Description: What I love about this picture is not just the water droplets and the sunshine, but also the detail of the trichomes on the leaf margins and fruit pedicels.



PSGSC Officer Election Results

The plant science graduate students at UW–Madison have cast their votes!

Ten officers have been selected by popular vote to serve in the 2017 Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council. They will fill the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Journal Club Chair, and representatives from each of the following departments or programs: Agronomy, Agroecology, Botany, Horticulture, Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics, and Plant Pathology.

Watch the video below to hear who was elected to each of these positions as announced by the current Vice President, Kevin R. Cope (left) and President, Chris D’Angelo (right).

The current officers are listed here. We would like to thank each of them for their service to the plant science community over the course of 2016. They worked hard to plan and carry out countless social events, a major outreach event, a workplace climate workshop, and of course the 6th Annual Plant Sciences Symposium. Please take a moment to show your gratitude to these officers for their service by filling out this feedback form.

Please also take a moment to congratulate the elected members of the 2017 PSGSC. There are listed below by position. We wish them luck in taking on the role of serving the Plant Sciences community!

President Adam Bolton
Vice President Maria Caraza Salas
Treasurer Eduardo D. Munaiz
Journal Club Chair Charlene Grahn
Agroecology Rep Jamie Bugel
Agronomy Rep Kathleen Miller
Botany Rep Kaija Goodman
Horticulture Rep Madeline Olberg
PBPG Rep Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla
Plant Pathology Rep Megan McCaghey