Rex Bernardo awarded for being, well, outstanding!

March 04, 2024
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Rex Bernardo, APG professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics, received the University's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education last week.

Bernardo has taught graduate courses in plant breeding, professional skills for scientists, and scientific writing. He has advised 26 M.S. and Ph.D. students who have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry. He wrote two textbooks that have become standards in plant breeding courses worldwide, developed software for the gamification of plant breeding knowledge, and organized short courses and workshops for the professional development of graduate students and continuing education of plant scientists.