2013 Symposium

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council will host the third annual symposium this Fall titled Transforming Innovation into New Resources for Plant Science. There will be several distinguished speakers, opportunities for discussion with colleagues, and catered food.

The Symposium will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Varsity Room at the University of Wisconsin Union South. For more detailed information, please check out the program schedule.

Attendance is free but registration is required as space is limited.

** This year the symposium will also be available via online streaming for those unable to attend in person. Registration for the webcast is also free.**

2013 Speakers:

Dr. Nathan Springer, University of Minnesota

Dr. Jim Myers , Oregon State University

Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia, USDA-ARS, Colombia, MO

Dr. Edgar Spalding, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Richard Vierstra, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Andy Baumgarten, DuPont Pioneer

For more information about our speakers and the talks they will be giving, visit our speakers page.

This is the third annual Plant Sciences Symposium. Check out last year’s event including photos and past speakers.


The 2013 Plant Sciences Symposium was organized by the Plant Sciences Graduate Student Council at UW-Madison.

Although this is a student-run event, we would not be able to accomplish everything without help from many others.  Funding for this symposium has been graciously provided by DuPont Pioneer and the Associated Students of Madison as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Agronomy, and the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Graduate Program.

We would also like to acknowledge the support of the faculty in our various departments.