Author: Sara Putnam

Molecular geneticist seeks to improve industrial hemp cultivation

Enthusiastic by nature, Gerry Berkowitz, professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, is bursting with even more excitement than usual about his latest area of research and teaching. For decades, Berkowitz has done groundbreaking work, applying molecular genetics in seeking to understand aspects of plant biology. He has now turned his attention […]

Meet graduate student Lukas McNaboe

“I’ve always said that I have a love-love relationship with water. We’re 70 percent water, it resonates with me,” says Luke McNaboe of Coventry. “I wanted a career path that involves water.” McNaboe received a bachelor’s in environmental engineering from UConn in 2015. He earned his master’s degree in 2017 through UConn’s Bridge to Doctorate […]

Change and transformation in the Cooperative Extension System

For Michael O’Neill, associate dean and associate director of UConn Extension, change and transformation are important words in describing the evolution of the Cooperative Extension System. For more than a century, the program has extended the knowledge base of the land-grant university to adults and youth through what O’Neill describes as the “expert system.” Needs […]