Mini-Symposium on Ethnic Diveristy Issues in the Plant Physiology

C. S. Prakash prakash at Tusk.Edu
Tue Jul 20 11:12:29 EST 1999


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THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGISTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT

A MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON
"ENHANCING ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE PLANT SCIENCES"
during their 75th Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

MONDAY, JULY 26 FROM 4:30 TO 6:00
Rooms 307-308, Baltimore Convention Center

C.S.PRAKASH - INTRODUCTION
    "THE PRESENT STATUS OF DIVERSITY IN THE PLANT SCIENCES"
FRANK DUKEPOO
    "MOTIVATION AND RETENTION OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT
          IN SCIENCE"
KEN POFF
    "ALTERING THE CLIMATE IN THE MAJORITY COMMUNITY TO
          FACILITATE RETENTION"
WILLIAM GORDON
    "A VISION FOR THE FUTURE"
OPEN DISCUSSION PERIOD

About the speakers:
C.S.Prakash is a plant molecular biologist at Tuskeegee University and is
Chair of
    the Minority Affairs Committee of the ASPP.

Frank C. Dukepoo is a human geneticist at Northern Arizona University.  He
    studies the genetics of birth defects in Southwest Native Americans,
and has
    worked extensively in the area of retention and motivation of Indian
students.

Ken Poff is a plant sensory physiologist at Michigan State University.  He has
    worked for the past ten years to increase minority representation in the
    plant sciences.

William Gordon is a plant developmental physiologist at Howard University,
and is
    presently Program Manager for the National Science Foundation.  He has
worked
    for many years to increase minority representation in the plant sciences.

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C. S. Prakash
Tuskegee University
Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA

mailto:Prakash at tusk.edu
http://agriculture.tusk.edu/biotech/biotech.html

Phone (334) 727 8023; Fax (334) 727 8067
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