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Graduate Opportunities

The Biomass Crop Production and Physiology Lab is seeking highly motivated MS and PhD students to join the Dept. of Agronomy. Our research focuses on understanding biomass crop growth and developing practices for biomass crop production, using a combination of controlled conditions and field research. Strong writing skills are required and research experience is preferred. Successful students will have an interest in public outreach and be expected to give presentations on their research to both scientific and popular audiences. Most importantly, we are looking for students excited and determined to use plants to improve environmental, economic and social well-being.

Dr. Heaton is a member of the both the Plant Biology and the Sustainable Agriculture interdepartmental majors. You can apply through those programs, or directly through the Dept. of Agronomy.

For application and financial assistance information:
Plant Biology
Sustainable Agriculture
Department of Agronomy

Emily Heaton
(515) 294-1310
1403 Agronomy Hall
Ames, IA 50010

grad opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate students with an interest in biomass crops and their uses are encouraged to apply for experiences in the Lab. Volunteer positions are available any time for students wishing to increase their research experience. Dr. Heaton cooperates with Science with Practice and Undergraduate Honors) at Iowa State University to provide mentorship and support to undergraduate scientists. Please contact Dr. Heaton directly to explore research opportunities.

Undergraduate Scholarship Information
Department of Agronomy Undergraduate Scholarships
Science With Practice
Iowa State University Honors Program
Undergraduate Research at Iowa State University

Visiting Scientists

visiting scientists

The Biomass Crop Production and Physiology Lab welcomes funded visiting scientists. Please contact Dr. Heaton to explore research topics and opportunities.