Sep 292010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CSU doctoral programs among best in nation

According to the National Research Council, CSU’s doctoral programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Atmospheric Science and Ecology are competitive nationwide.

“We are proud of the quality of our graduate students our programs attract,” said Peter Dorhout, vice provost for Graduate Affairs in a press release. “And I would put them up against any other institution’s students in terms of research and scholarship.”

Other CSU doctoral programs that received high rankings include:

  • Biochemistry,
  • Chemistry,
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Forest,
  • Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship,
  • Physics and
  • Statistics.

These findings come on the heels of the announcement that CSU’s research expenditures exceeded $300 million for the third consecutive year. Receiving nearly $303 million in the fiscal year 2010, CSU was placed among the top 30 public universities in research expenditures.

Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs to visit CSU

CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences today will host Brandon Willis, who will speak to Professor Frank Stonaker’s Horticulture 450B Warm Season Vegetable Crops class and meet with Dean Craig Beyrouty; as well as representatives from several campus departments.

Willis, who is the Deputy Administrator of Farm Programs in the Farm Service Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will discuss upcoming issues in agriculture and the various research efforts at CSU.

According to an e-mail to the Collegian, Willis will be touring the departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences and examining the impact agriculture programs at CSU have on students as well.

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