The purpose of the tour was to give students a first-hand view of the University’s research laboratories in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students also had the opportunity to hear from faculty and college students about the many academic and career opportunities available in CAES.
Students taking part in the tour are all nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program in agriscience/ biotechnology or agriscience/environmental science. The Governor’s Honors Program is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.
This program is designed to provides a comprehensive contemporary program of research based Agriscience for the career bound agriculture student. Students need to understand biotechnology in order to understand the agriculture industry and the products, production, and use.
The nominees were interviewed at the University of Georgia on Feb. 5. Judges based their selections on a combination of the student’s proven academic ability, resume, portfolio, desire to participate, and their involvement in the FFA, 4H, and/or other student agriculture related leadership positions.
Students will be notified the first week of April if they are selected to participate in the summer program.