Assist in a faculty research project or do your own independent study. Participate in one of many departmental research projects.
Plant and Soil Science Club (PSSC): Grow plants for sales, travel to Portland to visit the Japanese Gardens and the World Forestry Center. Soil Stewards: Work at the on-campus organic farm. Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Club (MMBBC): Interact with students who share your interest in biotechnology. Agricultural Student Affairs Council (AgSAC): Become a student leader.
Intern. Most students complete an internship between their junior and senior years. Get practical experiences like these:
Study abroad. Deepen your understanding of your major — and the world — to see the potential impact of plant biotechnology in countries like these:
Volunteer. Give back. Grow organic produce at a university plant science farm, and donate the produce to a local food bank. Help maintain the Nature Conservancy’s historic ranch on the Snake River.
The department’s facilities include two plant science farms and two state-of-the-art greenhouses.