Thursday, January 30, 2014

A special day

The day was started by a "surprise" birthday party for Natalie. Even though, Natalie cannot eat cake but WE can so we decided to celebrate her day with a yummy carrot cake anyway and give her a bag of sweet potato chips home.

The celebration was followed by a small group meeting with Dr. Snapp, who was visited for Mary's defense.

And yes, later in the afternoon, Mary had turned herself into Dr. Parr!! Congratulations!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Notables from the SSSNC Annual Meeting 2014

The annual NC Soil Science Society meeting was on January 21-22 at the McKimmon Center. This year, Sarah contributed her hard work and time to be on the committee of the meeting. Julie and JiJY gave oral presentations. Our graduate students, Sarah, Peyton and Natalie attended the poster competition for which cash prizes were given!!!

Please join us in congratulating Peyton and Sarah for their award winning in the graduate student poster competition!!!

1st place - Peyton Ginakes

4th place - Sarah Seehaver

2nd place- Boris Droz (our lab neighbor)

Sarah and JiJY happened to wear similar dresses.
No, we did not plan on doing that.