Where are they now? An update on Missouri EPSCoR Undergrad, Will McHargue

Friday, December 1, 2017

Will McHargue standing in front of his poster, "The use of thermography for quantifying plant transpiration," at the Missouri Transect Annual Meeting in June 2015
Will McHargue standing in front of his poster, The use of thermography for quantifying plant transpiration" at the Missouri Transect Annual Meeting in 2015
 

 

 

Will McHargue was one of Missouri EPSCoR's first undergraduates.  He did research on plant transpiration in Rico Holdo's lab at the University of Missouri (MU) from 2014-2016.  At the first Missouri Transect annual meeting, his poster and presentation on "The use of thermography for quantifying plant transpiration" received honorable mention.  In 2016, McHargue graduated with his Bachelor's of Science in Biological Engineering.  He now works as a Lab Technician at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.  First introduced to the Danforth Center in 2015 as a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) intern, McHargue returned to work in the new laboratory of Ru Zhang after graduating from MU.  McHargue continues to research plant responses to climate change, which is an integral component to Missouri EPSCoR research that he first started testing in the Holdo lab in 2014.  You can read more about Will McHargue's experience and research at the Danforth Center by reading his guest contribution for the Roots & Shoots Blog.