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Rhuanito Ferrarezi, associate professor of horticulture, Jonathan Cardenas, graduate research assistant and Young Scholar Saahas Swaroop use multiple cameras capable of measuring depth, thermal, spectral and color information to predict lettuce growth under greenhouse condition on UGA’s Athens campus in June 2023. CAES News
Many Paths, One Mission
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has relaunched an important administrative office to better reflect the broad student support programs available throughout the college and to align diversity efforts within the college more closely with overall UGA efforts. “The name change better represents the student support services and inclusiveness provided by the office in support of our college’s mission of academic excellence,” said Lakecia Pettway, the office's director.
Phyllicia Thomas CAES News
A Remarkable Journey
When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. Thomas embarked on the second journey just over a year after graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management in May 2019.
Courtney Scott and Alexis Martin are graduate students and founders of Get Outdoors. CAES News
Get Outdoors
A new club for students at the University of Georgia aims to celebrate the connections between Black students and the outdoors. Through on-campus discussions and off-campus field trips to state parks, Get Outdoors offers experiences couched in a context that can help students gain a deeper understanding of nature, sustainability, outdoor activities and the history of the land.
University of Georgia alumna Kirsten Allen was named a 2023 Quad Fellow, making her one of 100 international applicants in the fellowship’s inaugural cohort. CAES News
Quad Fellow
University of Georgia alumna Kirsten Allen was named a 2023 Quad Fellow, making her one of 100 international applicants in the fellowship’s inaugural cohort. The Quad Fellowship is a scholarship supporting interdisciplinary innovation in science and technology by connecting graduate students from the four Quad countries: Australia, India, Japan and the United States.
Iteago Felton with the animals at his family's farm, 3T Farms in Lincolnton, Georgia. CAES News
Farm Again
For many veterans, returning to civilian life is a stark shift from their fast-paced and service-based military life. When you combine this with the more than 4.7 million veterans who have service-based disabilities, the challenges of re-entry compound. The University of Georgia is working to assist Georgia’s veterans with this transition through its dynamic farming program, Farm Again.
The fourth cohort has been selected for Aspire Alliance’s IAspire leadership development program. Pictured is the third cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, which is gathered for a session in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo) CAES News
IAspire Leadership Academy
The NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, which engages a growing network of partners to support systemic change in the STEM higher education system, has announced the fourth cohort of 18 fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The academy is designed to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds to ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host its convocation ceremony Thursday, May 12, at The Classic Center. UGA's commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, May 13, at Sanford Stadium for undergraduate students and Stegeman Coliseum for graduate students. CAES News
CAES Convocation
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will celebrate its newest graduating class at a convocation ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at The Classic Center in Athens. 
(L) Graduate student Deandra Campbell use a texture analyzer to evaluate chicken hot dogs in a poultry sciences laboratory under the guidance of professor Harsha Thippareddi. CAES News
Rising Scholars Internship
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is now accepting applications for a new internship program with Fort Valley State University (FVSU) slated for summer 2022.
Cacao processing in Ecuador CAES News
Research in Ecuador
Interested in researching the science of chocolate in beautiful equatorial Ecuador? Applications are now open for scholarship funding to study cacao fermentation research in Ecuador with Jose Reyes, associate professor in the University of Georgia Department of Food Science and Technology, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Ismahane Elouafi, the first chief scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, has nearly two decades of experience in agricultural research and development and is internationally known for her work on promoting neglected and underutilized crops, use of non-fresh water in agriculture, and empowerment of women in science. CAES News
2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture
Faced with the complex problems of hunger, poverty, public health, inequality, clean water, climate change and other global crises, it is easy to become overwhelmed. But solutions and a framework to achieving them are within reach if the world’s governments are willing to take the necessary steps.