Adam Gaspar, a graduate student in agronomy, was recognized recently as a 2015 Future Leader in Science. The award is from the Agronomy Society of America (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Adam is one of 18 students to receive the award for their interest and engagement in science advocacy. He will receive a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual ASA, CSSA and SSSA Congressional Visits Day where he will meet with members of Congress and advocate for agricultural and environmental research.
Adam conducts research to answer applied soybean management questions that help producers increase their yields, profitability and sustainability. His advisor is Shawn Conley, associate professor of agronomy. Adam will graduate in May of 2017 with a Ph.D. in agronomy and a specialization in crop production and management.
ASA, CSSA and SSSA are scientific societies based in Madison, WI, helping their 10,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop, soil sciences and related disciplines.