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Trainees

2018 

IMPACTS selected seven trainees for the inaugural class

Trainee cohort

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L to R: Erik Jose Amezquitamorataya, Bethany Gettings, Binbin Huang, Hao Wang, Zhongjie Ji, Rie Sadohara, Yunfei Long

Erik Jose Amezquitamorataya, Comp. Math. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Chitwood; Co-mentor: Munch)
Bethany Gettings, Plant Biology (Mentor: Long; Co-mentor: Shiu)
Binbin Huang, Comp. Math. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Wang; Co-mentor: Jiang)
Zhongjie Ji, Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences (Mentor: Thompson; Co-mentor: Morris)
Yunfei Long, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Mentor: Morris; Co-mentor: Thompson & Cichy)
Rie Sadohara, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (Mentor: Cichy; Co-mentor: Morris)
Hao Wang, Comp. Math. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Wang; Co-mentor: Shiu)                                                   


2019

IMPACTS selected seven trainees for the 2019 cohort

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L to R: Fabio Gomez, Davis Mathieu, Robert Shrote, Seth Hunt, Mckena Lipham, Nolan Bornowski, Julian Venegas

Nolan Bornowski, Plant Biology (Mentor: Buell; Co-mentor: Wang)
Davis Mathieu, Genetics (Mentor: Hamberger; Co-mentor: Colbry)
Seth Hunt, Plant Biology (Mentor: Long; Co-mentor: Chitwood)
Fabio Gomez, Biochem. Mol. Biol. (Mentor: Grotewold; Co-mentor: Krishnan)
Julian Venegas, Comp. Math. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Xie; Co-mentor: Shiu)
Mckena Lipham, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (Mentor: Robert VanBuren)
Robert Shrote, Horticulture (Mentor: Addie Thompson)


2020

IMPACTS selected twelve trainees for the 2020 cohort
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Christina Chiu, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (Mentor: Takahashi; Co-mentor: Krishnan)
Jamell Dacon, Comp. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Tang; Co-mentor: Shiu) 
Rei Doko (Incoming student), Comp. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Liu)
Anna Haber, Horticulture (Mentor: VanBuren; Co-mentor: Wang)
Thilani Jayakody, Plant Breed. Genet. Biotechnol. (Mentor: Douches; Co-mentor: Buell)
Hannah Jeffery, Plant Breed. Genet. Biotechnol. (Mentor: Cichy; Co-mentor: Childs)
Joshua Kaste, Biochem. Mol. Biol. (Mentor: Shachar-Hill; Co-mentor: Sung)
Serena Lotreck, Plant Biology (Mentor: Shiu; Co-mentor: Shachar-Hill)
Andriana Manousidaki, Statistics & Probability (Mentor: Weng; Co-mentor: Xie, Jiang
Emily Roggenkamp, Genetics (Mentor: Chilvers; Co-mentor: Buell
Scott Teresi, Horticulture (Mentor: Edger; Co-mentor: Wang)
Jiaxin Yang, Comp. Math. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Wang; Co-mentor: Jiang)


2021

IMPACTS selected twelve trainees for the 2021 cohort

Sikta Adhikari, Statistics & Probability (Mentor: Wang; Co-mentor: Edger)
Brianna Brown (incoming student), Plant Biology (Mentor: Niederhuth)
Abigail Bryson, Genetics (Mentor: Hamberger; Co-mentor: Edger)
Carly Claucherty, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (Mentor: Patterson; Co-mentor: Liu)
Kara Dobson, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (Mentor: Zarnetske; Co-mentor: OShea)
Asia Hightower, Plant Biology (Mentor: Josephs; Co-mentor: Chitwood)
Miles Roberts, Genetics (Mentor: Josephs; Co-mentor: Krishnan)
Kenia Segura Abá, Genetics (Mentor: Shiu; Co-mentor: de los Campos)
Harry Shomer , Comp. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Tang; Co-mentor: Shiu)
Joanne Thomson, Molecular Plant Sciences (Mentor: Brandizzi; Co-mentor: Wang)


NRT-IMPACTS Fellow Report Form

[Instruction] Progress Reports are collected annually. They will be used for reporting to NSF and, if you are eligible, for evaluating your application for additional fellowship funding from the NRT Program.

Due Date: 5/15 annually.

The annual NSF report is for the duration activities before 6/30, please provide that info as well.

There are two parts to the report:

  • Activity Report Form: This is an Excel spreadsheet for you to provide info on the program courses you have taken, project outcomes, professional development activities, and service activities.
  • Research Progress: This is a 2-page document (see template) providing info on your proposed aims, anticipated outcomes (based on the proposal you have submitted), research accomplishments, and future direction. It must be in Arial font, 11pt, one-inch margin on all sides.
  • Submit both documents, include your last name at the end of the file names to nrt@msu.edu.