AES summer undergraduate researchers submit dynamic posters for the first ever online event.

This summer the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AES) hosted 21 undergraduate summer researchers, each supervised by a Macdonald Campus faculty member. Nineteen of the students were funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) and three were funded by Faculty USRAs – one Rudi Dallenbach Undergraduate Research Award and two Brown-Martlet Undergraduate Research Awards. Despite constraints in research activity imposed by the current pandemic, our young researchers and their supervisors adapted research agendas to complete a full summer program. On Thursday, September 17, these students presented their research posters in an interactive online event. Our keynote speaker, Kantha Shelke, PhD, founder and Principal at Corvus Blue LLC, a contract food science and research firm, and an AES Faculty Advisory Board member, offered insight on how to tell inspiring research stories. And – best of all – the student posters, their 90-second lightning presentations and the opportunity to engage with our researchers in three Q & A sessions were all dynamic and overwhelmingly positive.