A publication written by Becca, group PI, titled "Soil Warming Increases Arsenic Availability in the Rice Rhizosphere" was highlighted in a news story written by the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Societies. The story was picked up by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and included in their October 2017 Alert (Alert 148).
At CEE graduation, Becca Neumann, group PI, was awarded the UW CEE 2017 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award! The award is voted upon by CEE students in recognition of and appreciation for outstanding mentoring.
Yasmine Farhat, graduate student in the group, was accepted to attend the 2017 International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Rice Research to Production Program held in the Philippines August 14 – September 1, 2017. She will literally "get her feet wet" in the rice paddies of the Philippines, developing an intimate feeling for the rice plant in its native environment.
Congratulations to Nick Waldo, graduate student in the lab, for winning a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award! The award will provide Nick the opportunity to spend the summer analyzing his experimental samples using instrumentation at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory.