By definition, a researcher is one who dedicates their career to learning, exploring, asking questions and finding answers. At the Noble Research Institute, these life-long learners also enjoy sharing their excitement for discovery with students of all ages.
Here's a peek at how researchers at the Noble Research Institute engaged in both learning and educating last week.
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Agriculture students from Oklahoma State University met Carolyn Young, Ph.D., and learned about how she and her team are solving problems caused by fungi in the field.
Why does this wheat plant do better than others in drought conditions? Our researchers are checking it out.
When students visit our greenhouse, they learn about the value of pasture.
Portable pasture #greengreengrassofhome We grow these trays of grass for classroom demonstrations - how pasture retains soil moisture, reduces erosion, locks up nitrogen etc. We also use them to show city folk what country life is like #earthday . And last but not least, I keep a couple nearby to run my toes through and reminisce about New Zealand lawns.... #everynoblestory #youhavetheaccentnotme #noblegreenhouse #noblefoundation #agriculture #ardmoreok #scicomm #nonprofit
Supporting the next generation of scientists through a microscopy contest.
Research staff @noble_cell_imaging are active members of the #oklahoma #microscopy society (OMS), which marks its 40th anniversary this year. Together with our fellow Oklahoma #microscopists, we hold the Oklahoma Ugly #bug contest in the fall of each year. This year marks the 20th year of this contest. In this contest, K-6 schools in the state submit one bug that will be imaged by their local #electronmicroscope facility. The prettiest ugliest bugs are chosen by OMS members and winning schools are awarded a new stereomicroscope courtesy of Leica Microsystems. We are pleased to announce 10 winners of the 2016 OK Ugly Bug competition. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of #uglybug, we will feature the 10 winners in our Instagram handle throughout the year. Today we feature the entry of McLish Middle school from Stonewall, Oklahoma. Shown is a scanning electron #micrograph of a #wasp head. Congratulations McLish middle school. #microscope #everynoblestory #okuglybug #scienceforkids #science #biology #sem #uglybugcontest #entomology #insectagram #insects #education #stonewalloklahoma #outreach #stemeducation @noblefoundation @mynobleacademy
Watching the switchgrass grow.