MCNAIR SCHOLAR PRESENTS RESEARCH DEC. 13
Viesselmann, a crop and soils major and a Spanish minor, conducted research this summer at UW-Madison. As Wisconsin is one of the nation's top producers of sweet corn, Viesselmann investigated the effects of brittle-1 and sugary Allele combinations on the eating and seed quality of sweet corn.
Her research was recently presented the Sweet Corn Breeders Convention in Chicago; the National Conference of Students in Agronomy; Soils and Environmental Sciences in Utah. Her research offers insights on what combinations yield the best taste and best germination rates.
Viesselmann is the president of the UW-RF Crops and Soils Club.
Funding for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Currently there are 24 McNair Scholars at UW-River Falls.
For more information, contact Njia Lawrence-Porter, McNair Scholars program coordinator, 715-425-3531.
Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:06:51 Central Daylight Time
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