IMPACTS selected seven trainees for the inaugural class

Trainee cohort​​​​​​

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)                                                   


IMPACTS selected eight trainees for the 2019 cohort

Nolan Bornowski, Plant Biology (Mentor: Buell; Co-mentor: Shiu)
Davis Mathieu, Genetics (Mentor: Hamberger; Co-mentor: Colbry)
Mitchell Eithun, Comp. Math. Sci. Engr. (Mentor: Munch; Co-mentor: Chitwood)
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 
Robert Shrote, Horticulture 


[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: 5/1 annually.

The annual NSF report is for the duration 9/1/2018 to 6/30/2019. Note that the duration is beyond your report due date. If you have planned 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