Soil Science Research Day at Ohio State

April 11, 2019
Soil science research from across The Ohio State University was featured at the inaugural Soil Science Research Day on March 28 in Kottman Hall.

Increasing awareness of the importance of soil to the environment, society and economy

Soil science research from across The Ohio State University was featured at the inaugural Soil Science Research Day on March 28 in Kottman Hall.  A goal of the symposium was to promote soil science across all disciplines at the university and to increase awareness of its importance to the environment, society and economy. 

Dr. Gary Pierzynski, associate dean for research and graduate education with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences kicked off the event with a poster symposium immediately following in Kottman Hall Lobby.

The symposium was hosted by Christine Sprunger, assistant professor and soil scientist and rhizosphere ecologist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and the spring 2019 Soil Science Seminar class. The organizing committee for the symposium originated out of the Soil Science Seminar and is composed of graduate students, researchers and faculty.  

 

Keynote Address

Graduate student and member of the organizing committee Noely Gonzalez introduced Dr. Pierzynski.

Dr. Pierzynski, who is also current president of the American Society of Agronomy shared in his keynote an overview of soil science research today and into the future.

Poster Symposium

The poster symposium featured research from students, post-docs, and faculty from across the university. 

Collegiality and lively discussion among participants at the 2019 Soil Science Research Day.

View the program

A graduate student poster competition with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place was held as part of the symposium.

2019 Soil Science Research Day Poster Competition Winners.