CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 2020 Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium

The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium is hosting its 3rd annual event with the theme “Advancing Plant Health through Collaboration”. All undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty and visiting scholars are invited to participate in this Symposium!


  • Keynote speakers: Allison Miller (Saint Louis University), Dr. Kerry Clark (University of Missouri)
  • Ohio faculty speakers: David Burke (Holden Arboretum), Dr. Sally Miller (Ohio State University), Dr. David Francis (Ohio State University), Dr. Luis Canas (Ohio State University)
  • 6 Graduate student speakers (with awards and travel grants available)
  • Poster competition (with prizes)
  • Career development workshops
  • R&D tours of plant science research facilities (Scotts Miracle-Gro HQ)
  • And more!


All undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, staff, faculty and visiting scholars from any institution are invited to participate in this symposium!

Please submit your abstract to apply to present a poster or to be a be a graduate student speaker by January 17, 2020.

Selected student speakers will receive an award and a travel grant!

Prizes will be awarded to the top poster presenters! *

*Separate prizes will be awarded to undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs/staffs.



Date: March 27 & 28, 2019

Location: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at The Ohio State University

2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

General registration will be accepted through March 15, 2020.

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Best regards,

2020 OSU Plant Sciences Symposium Planning Committee