Student support of agriculture program
STUDENT INTERN (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – January 1, 2018
Conducted research over multiple species of plants and their genetics. Bred plants in an attempt to refine the genetics and produce favorable genes. Transplanted wild flowers, watered and fertilized to stimulate growth, planted our flowers at the Texas Tech University farm, worked on the university farm weeding and harvesting seed. Cleaned the seed we collected, stored it and made sure it was ready to plant in the spring. The main goal of our research and crossbreeding is to determine which traits thrive in certain environments, and to provide specific varieties of plants or potentially create new ones. New to the profession but learned quickly. Worked thru summers and throughout the year. Demonstrated responsibility and hard work ethic as I co-managed our co-workers and completed numerous tasks other than plant work.
Occasionally helped set up important formal lunches/dinners for prestigious people who provide scholarships and grants to the university for our research.