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Scheldorf Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

North Dakota State University Horticulture junior Andrew Scheldorf has been selected by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources as one of eight NDSU students to participate in the 2016-17 Russell and Anna Duncan Undergraduate Research Scholars program.
Scheldorf Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

Andrew Scheldorf

June 7, 2016

North Dakota State University Horticulture junior Andrew Scheldorf has been selected by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources (CAFSNR) to participate in the 2016-17 Russell and Anna Duncan Undergraduate Research Scholars program. He is one of eight NDSU students selected to participate in the second year of the program.

Scheldorf is from Chokio, MN, and is studying under Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, professor and high value crops project leader. Scheldorf’s research involves testing pre-germination treatments on raspberries, which includes fermenting the seeds and applying chemical treatments to improve germination.

In addition to being a Duncan Scholar, Scheldorf is the NDSU Horticulture and Forestry Club president, a CAFSNR Honors Commissioner, a member of The Real Food Challenge, a student representative on the Department of Plant Sciences undergraduate curriculum committee, a member of the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, and the American Society of Horticulture Science, Associated Collegiate Branches National Reporter. He also was a nominee for the national Goldwater Research Scholarship.

Students eligible to apply for the Duncan Scholars program are full-time CAFSNR undergraduate students who have been working with faculty members in their research programs and who are ready to take on significant responsibility in that research or propose their own research project. In recognition of the Duncan family’s long time involvement with and commitment to crop and livestock agriculture, students chosen for the program must be doing research that relates to production agriculture, and also that connects the academic perspective with the project’s potential usefulness in industry. The program provides financial assistance for the student’s research activities, which may include paying for the student’s time, supplies and/or travel to a meeting for presentation.

As a requirement of their participation in the Duncan Scholars program, each student will prepare a poster presentation about their research for a symposium to be held during spring semester.

Source: Dr. David Buchanan, Associate Dean, NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources (david.s.buchanan@ndsu.edu); and Andrew Scheldorf (andrew.scheldorf@ndsu.edu)
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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