HCS Graduate Students create winning video for the #FlowerLoveVideoContest
January 30, 2018
Nathan Nordstedt and Jaclyn Fiola, graduate students of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University, created a video promoting the use of and gifting of fresh flowers.
Some comments from Nathan on this experience:
Jaclyn Fiola and I recently won a grand prize for our video promoting the gift of flowers for the American Floral Endowment’s ‘Flower Love Video Contest.’ Last year Jaclyn and I were part of a class project that produced an educational video showcasing research at OARDC. When the announcement for the video contest was released, I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to combine our creative and technical skills again. The point of the video contest was to create a library for floriculture industry members to have access to for their own promotional purposes. Therefore, I had the idea of creating a video showcasing the variety of occasions that you can give flowers for, and the happiness these gifts provide.
For the video, we called upon several graduate students within the college to receive a bouquet of flowers and give us their best candid reaction. Some of the scenes portrayed special occasions like birthdays and graduation, and some of them were ‘just because.’ Once all of the footage was collected, Jaclyn’s expertise in video editing was put to use, and we both worked to make the edits for our final product. We would like to thank graduate students in Horticulture and Crop Science (Yiyun Lin, Eduardo Bernal, Kaylee South, Susie Walden and Andrea Leiva Soto), Entomology graduate student Ashley Yates, and everyone who voted throughout the contest by helping us to ‘Let Happiness Bloom!’
The contest was launched by the American Floral Endowment (AFE), sponsored by Asocolflores and funded through the Floral Marketing Research Fund. Over 50 videos were submitted and are stored in the new AFE Flower Video Library. Congratulations to Nathan and Jaclyn for being awarded the Grand Prize. See more videos at http://endowment.org/flower-love-videos/.
Research conducted by HCS Graduate Student featured in HortScience
Research conducted by Kaylee South, Ph.D. student with Dr. Michelle Jones at Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, and researchers from University of Georgia was featured on the September 2017 cover for HortScience, a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science. The article, Ice Cube Irrigation of Potted Phalaenopsis Orchids in Bark Media Does Not Decrease Display Life, is available via open access: HortScience 52:1271-1277.
HCS Graduate Students awarded for research presentations
Oct 13, 2017
Graduate Students in Horticulture and Crop Science coordinated the 11th annual research retreat where students were judged on their presentations. Among the awarded presenters are students from Dr. Michelle Jones’ Lab. Nathan Nordstedt was awarded for his presentation of his Ph.D. research project, and Yiyun Lin was presented an award for the proposal presentation of her Ph.D. project.
Nathan Nordstedt wins Richard T. Meister Scholarship
July 27, 2017
Horticulture and Crop Science graduate student, Nathan Nordstedt, was awarded the Richard T. Meister Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment. The scholarship is for $3,900. Nathan is pursuing his Ph.D. with Dr. Michelle Jones.
To read more about this award, view the full article with the American Floral Endowment.
Ph.D. Student Kaylee South wins 2017 Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship
April 20, 2017
HCS student, Kaylee South, was awarded the 2017 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship through the American Floral Endowment. Kaylee is pursuing her Ph.D. with Dr. Michelle Jones.
To learn more about Kaylee’s award, read the full article at the American Floral Endowment.