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Darrin Hauf, B.S. and M.S.

Darrin Hauf, B.S. and M.S.

Darrin Hauf

Posted March 20, 2017

Name: Darrin Hauf

Degrees: B.S. in Crop and Weed Sciences and M.S. in Plant Breeding

Years Graduated: B.S. in 1994 and M.S. in 2002

Advisers: Dr. Edward Deckard and Dr. Ken Grafton

Current Position: Research Scientist in Data Science and Informatics at DuPont Pioneer

How has NDSU Plant Sciences/Cereal and Food Sciences contributed to where you are today?

“The wide range of experience I gained at North Dakota State University prepared me for the different roles I’ve had at DuPont Pioneer. I worked with many people in various research settings at NDSU. I believe this provided excellent training to take on the various roles assigned to me at DuPont Pioneer including molecular breeding, field research, software development and project management.”

Darrin talked about his career and encouraged current NDSU Plant Sciences graduate students in a seminar titled “A Bushel of Experiences at DuPont Pioneer” which he presented during the “Use and Analysis of Unbalanced Data in Plant Breeding” workshop held February 14-16, 2017 in the Department of Plant Sciences.

During graduate school, Darrin met and married his wife, Shannon (Oltmans) Hauf who graduated with a Ph.D. in 2002. Darrin and Shannon now live in New Melle, Missouri. See Shannon Hauf’s Alumni Update.

(Photo by Karen Hertsgaard)

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