West Central Research Extension and Education Center provides opportunites for domestic and international students to complete research while working towards a graduate degree. Student workers, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Research Assistants, Research Scholars, Master's Students, PhD students and Post Doctoral Students from Horticulture and Agronomy, Biological Systems Engineering, Agroecosystems Entomology, and Animal Science complete research programs at WCREEC.
In July, 2021, WCREEC was fortunate to have the Grant Company create a Graduate Student video, highlighting the work and success of graduate students located in North Platte. Students are (top l to r) Milos Zaric, Agronomy and Horticulture, Abia Katimbo and Hope Njuki Nakabuye, Biological Systems Engineering (bottom l to r) Trenton Houston, Agronomy and Horticulture, Andrea Rilakovic, Agroecosystems Entomology and Vinicius Velho, Agronomy and Horticulture.
Barbara Houston is a graduate student from Serbia. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy in 2019. In the agronomy department, Barbara specializes in weed science. Her research focuses on water quality parameters that influence herbicide efficacy and drift potential from air inclusion nozzles. Watch the video to learn more about Barbara and her research at West Central Research Extension and Education Center.