Julia Martien’s philosophy in life is to have fun while trying to make the world a better place. That includes the work she did for her graduate study as part of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.
Entomology doctoral student Allison Zahorec has found meaning through researching tiny arthropods, helping children overcome fear of insects and experiencing scientists opening up to social justice.
The fungi that live in the seeds and in the leaves of plants play a part in the overall health and productivity of their host plants. That role isn’t well-defined despite big implications of that understanding for farmers and other land managers.