From Left:  Chair – Dr. Girish Panicker (Alcorn), Graduate students - Ahmed Chaloob Saddam, Firas Alsajri, Saroj Sah, and co-chair Dr. Victor Njiti (Alcorn).
From Left: Chair – Dr. Girish Panicker (Alcorn), Graduate students - Ahmed Chaloob Saddam, Firas Alsajri, Saroj Sah, and co-chair Dr. Victor Njiti (Alcorn).

Agriculture and Plant Science Graduate Students Win MAS Competition

Mississippi State University graduate students representing the Division of Agriculture and Plant Science swept the poster competition at the 81st Mississippi Academy of Science Annual Meeting held recently at the University of Southern Mississippi. Winners included:

First Place – Ahmed Chaloob Saddam (Major advisor - Dr. Zee Haque)

Second Place - Firas Alsajri (Major advisor - Dr. Raja Reddy)

Third Place - Saroj Sah (Major advisor - Dr. Raja Reddy  and Dr. Jiaxu Li)

Each year, the Academy holds an annual meeting to present addresses, symposia, workshops, scientific papers, and exhibits of interest to its members. Research papers are presented in divisional meetings which include agriculture and plant science; cellular, molecular and developmental biology; chemistry and chemical engineering; geology and geography; health sciences; marine and atmospheric sciences; mathematics; computer science and statistics; microbiology and immunology; physics and engineering; psychology and behavioral neuroscience; science education; and zoology and entomology.

The annual meeting provides an excellent forum for members to exchange ideas and information. MAS publishes abstracts of the presented papers as part of the meeting program and as a supplement to the annual Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences.

In addition to the Annual Meeting Program, the Academy publishes Science in Mississippi (the Journal of the Mississippi Academyof Sciences). Science in Mississippi contains news and articles of interest to members and the scientific community. The Academy also helps coordinate and organize scientific seminars and symposia in Mississippi.

PHOTO (from left):  Chair – Dr. Girish Panicker (Alcorn), Graduate students - Ahmed Chaloob Saddam, Firas Alsajri, Saroj Sah, and co-chair Dr. Victor Njiti (Alcorn).