The objectives of this organization shall be to encourage learning and research in plant pathology through sponsoring and providing an arena for the communication of plant pathology information from research of interest to plant pathologists. This objective will be met through weekly seminars during the academic year, holding an annual summer retreat, hosting off-campus speakers, and organizing informal social events.

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May 3, 2018

2018 PLPM Retreat

The Iowa State University Plant Pathology and Microbiology (PLPM) Graduate Student Organization Fall retreat is an event that promotes camaraderie within the Department, it aims to provide an opportunity for students, postdocs, faculty and staff, to be engaged in fruitful discussions to further expand learning and networks as well.

Our PLPM retreat is a design to promote camaraderie within the department in a casual and relax setting. However, at the same time, we want our students to have the opportunity to meet and be inspired by professionals outside of our campus such that they can explore different career pathways after graduate school.

This 2018 Fall retreat will occur on August 31, 2018

More details will be send on early August