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MREC’s Yuvraj Khamare Wins Accelerate to Industry Scholarship Award

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare participated in the College of Agricultural and Life Science’s (CALS) Accelerate to Industry (A2i) graduate student competition, winning a scholarship for his outstanding application.

MREC graduate student Yuvraj Khamare (left) wins a scholarship for his outstanding job application submitted at the A2i symposium.

The A2i program was a symposium that featured workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and networking events focused on enhancing graduate student and post-doctorate workforce readiness hosted by the Center for Stress Resilient Agriculture and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

As part of the symposium, graduate students worked together in teams to create and highlight materials indicating career readiness. Individuals also submitted prepared materials, such as completed job applications, and the top submissions were given scholarships to assist with the cost of attending the symposium.

Khamare is a doctoral student in the environmental horticulture program and works alongside Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture Chris Marble, who’s research focuses on ornamental, landscape and invasive weed management.

“Partnering with the industry to host these events is so beneficial to me as a student,” Khamare said. “I appreciated the opportunity to work with other students and learn more about the horticultural industry.”

MREC graduate student Yuvraj Khamare (fourth from right) alongside his fellow team mates in the student team competition.

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