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Phi Kappa Phi was born different. In 1897, 10 senior students, 2 faculty members and the University of Maine president created a new kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines.Today, Phi Kappa Phi continues to rec...
Mariana Valdez Velarca of College Station, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic d...Spring 2016Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Texas A&M University
Research AssistantAugust 2014 - PresentBiogeochemical Processes of Nitrogen and Carbon on Organic Rice Fields - Analyze soil samples for Nitrogen mineralization in soils. - Conduct chloroform fumigation direct extractions to measure soil microbial biomass. - Design of greenhouse trials to analyze the effects of cover crop, soil amendment, and variety on the nitrogen supply and uptake in organic rice production. - Supervise and manage greenhouse projects. - Coordinate student workers. - Generate and assign weekly work plans for project members. - Develop of a research proposal and budget based on the USDA format.
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