Biology Major's 'Hobby' Takes Root, Grows Into A Dream
Aug. 9, 2012
SHSU Media Contact: Sara Thompson
|Brandi Cannon's work with the parasitic plant Phorandedron serotinum, commonly known as leafy mistletoe, has earned her a number of accolades. Most recently, she was recognized with the “Outstanding Research Award” at the University of Delaware’s 9th Annual National McNair Scholars Research Conference. —Photos by Brian Blalock|
“With mosquitos biting any uncovered flesh and ants crawling between your toes, I used to complain incessantly when my mother would force me into her garden to work in her cacti or pull out weeds in the heat-blazing months of July and August.”
Recalling her first experience with gardening during her childhood in Houston, Sam Houston State University senior Brandi Cannon uses a face of such despise that any stranger might be fooled into thinking she was never to pick up another shovel or water bucket again.
July 11, 2012
SHSU Media Contact: Meredith Mohr
|For 30 years geology professor Christopher Baldwin (center) has been leading students on an excursion to the Pyrenees Mountains and Ainsa Basin, in Spain and France, that puts geology into action, allowing students to gain hands-on experience with large river systems and tectonic environments. When he retires next year, assistant geology professor Joseph Hill will take over the trip. —All photos submitted|
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