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K-State Today

July 31, 2013



Agronomy graduate student wins national teaching award

By Steve Watson

Stuart Watts, graduate student in agronomy, received a NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award at the annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, June 26-28, at Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Va.

The theme for the conference was “Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries.” The purpose of the annual conference is to provide for professional advancement of faculty engaged in classroom teaching. Participants have the opportunity to share teaching methods, philosophies and styles of instruction. Watts is working on his master's degree under Charles Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy.