2018 Spring DPH Students
Doctor of Plant Health

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The world critically needs more sustainable production systems for food, fuel, fiber and landscapes. The Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) program is a professional program that offers an exciting opportunity to those who want to be leaders and make a difference in these productions systems. Graduates from the program are in high demand; we are experiencing 100% employment upon graduation.

Jacob Nikodym

Summer 2019 Internship - Jacob Nikodym

Jacob is working at Midwest Research, Inc. in York, Nebraska. He is gaining experience in all technical aspects of conducting applied research, the application of ARM for data collection and analysis, and the practices and complications associated with research requiring the use of GLP. He is assisting with establishing and maintaining trial areas, collecting trial data and samples, and monitoring trials for changes.


Lindsay Overmyer measuring a field

Summer 2019 Internship - Lindsay Overmyer

Lindsay is working in North Dakota with DPH alumnus, Lee Briese. She is doing field assessment and construction of management recommendations, diagnosis of biotic and biotic problems in the field, expanding her knowledge of pesticide use and application and developing science-based educational videos for farmers. She will also be collecting field observations, quantifying and assessing crop health, and learning route planning and time management.

Lindsay Overmyer checking paperwork   A crop root   Lindsay Overmyer on a four wheeler

Emily Stine working with AV equipment

Summer 2019 Internship - Emily Stine

Emily is working at UNL’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. Her focus this summer is on developing a science communication media campaign. The campaign hopes to take scientific and technical information and translate it into actionable and comprehensive statements for the public. She will work with current production techniques to produce videos and podcasts for UNL Extension.

 Emily Stine working with AV equipment   Emily Stine drawing schematics