CSU doctoral programs among best in nation
According to the National Research Council, CSUâ€™s doctoral programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Atmospheric Science and Ecology are competitive nationwide.
â€œWe are proud of the quality of our graduate students our programs attract,â€ said Peter Dorhout, vice provost for Graduate Affairs in a press release. â€œAnd I would put them up against any other institutionâ€™s students in terms of research and scholarship.â€
Other CSU doctoral programs that received high rankings include:
- Electrical and Computer Engineering,
- Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship,
- Physics and
These findings come on the heels of the announcement that CSUâ€™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
CSUâ€™s College of Agricultural Sciences today will host Brandon Willis, who will speak to Professor Frank Stonakerâ€™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.