Fall 2016

Cover Story - Planting Roots in Research: For Student Lolita Muñoz, Undergraduate Research Provides Valuable Experience

The Experiential Learning Issue

Fall 2016, Vol. 12, Issue 2

Experiential learning has always been a critical part of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students' education. However, fall 2016's freshman class is the first for which experiential learning – including research, service learning, internships, leadership and studies abroad – is a university-wide requirement. Learn more about experiential learning at CAES in this issue of Southscapes.

Featured Stories

Hands-on Learning Gives CAES Students an Edge

A look at UGA's experiential learning requirement and CAES learning opportunities outside the classroom.

Planting Roots in Research

For student Lolita Muñoz, undergraduate research provides valuable experience. Read our fall 2016 cover story.

Learning Environment

Sustainability grants enable student research.

Lab Works

Gaelen Burke challenges students to think critically.

FOCUSed on Service Learning

Project FOCUS bring agricultural education students to classrooms to assist teachers.

Blade Runners

Turfgrass management majors build fields of dreams.

The Happiest Internship on Earth

Horticulture students hone their skills at Disney World.

Spring to Mind

Spring break trip exposes students to Georgia agriculture.

Work. Study.

Student worker Kayla Alward balances chores and courses.

Communication on Location

ALEC students learn storytelling during May term in Romania.

Agribusiness Student Gains Insight During Internship Abroad

Jake Willis rounds out his CAES education working in Argentina.

Online Exclusives

Entomology professor Joe McHugh is helping to lead an effort to digitize museums' butterfly and moth specimens in the LepNet database.

Former Georgia Rep. Richard Royal and pioneering Georgia soybean specialist John Woodruff are the 2016 inductees to the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Four CAES alumni – Eric Cohen, Elliott Marsh, Lauren Pittenger and Andres Villegas – were named to the UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40.

Veteran foreign correspondent and anti-hunger activist Roger Thurow delivered the 2016 D.W. Brooks Lecture, "1,000 Days to Change the World: Stories from the Fight to End Early Childhood Malnutrition."