Former undergraduate research fellow wins coveted fellowship
Jessica Robinette, a graduate of the agriculture program and a former undergraduate research fellow, has been awarded a research fellowship for the spring and summer with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. The Foundation is an independent, nonprofit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. Founded in 1945, the Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.
Robinette was selected for this coveted position out of a candidate pool of 300 from across the nation because of her involvement in previous research and the completion of an internship with USDA-ARS where she researched by-products of the biofuels industry. She will be continuing her research in ruminant nutrition and will begin to pursue a master’s degree in the fall under the direction of Dr. Paul Beck at the University of Arkansas.