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Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum champions Curtin graduates’ research

Curtin graduate Chaiyya Cooper was recently awarded the 2024 Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum Noel Fitzpatrick medal for her grains research.

The Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum is a prestigious Western Australian Forum for Honours and Masters students from Western Australian universities who are completing, or have recently completed, their agriculture, natural resource management and/or animal science studies and have completed a research project and thesis as part of their studies.

Three inspiring young scientists from Curtin presented their research to the Forum, hosted by the Ag Institute Australia (WA Division) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Miles Ellery was awarded second place for his Honours research project that examined the potential of struvite as a supplement for phosphorous fertiliser while Gloria Rovira was award third place for her Masters research on whether the native plant Solanum symonii, known as Kangaroo apple, could be used as rootstock to improve tomato production.

Congratulations to our three fantastic graduates on their research recognition and award success. Read more about their research in the State Government’s media release.

Miles Ellery, Gloria Rovira and Chaiyya Cooper.