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Neil Mattson

Neil Mattson, Ph. D. '00

Posted by Amanda Flinn on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Neil Mattson

Event Date/Time: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 7:00 pm
Location: Imholte 109

Neil Mattson '00, associate professor and floriculture specialist at Cornell University, is a prolific author and scholar. Mattson hold a doctor of philosophy in plant biology from the University of California, Davis a master of science in applied plant science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a bachelor of arts in biology and computer science from Morris. He is affiliated with the American Society for Horticultural Science, the International Society for Horticultural Science, OFA, Phi Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Pi Alpha Xi and is the winner of a Tompkins Community Action Award in Ithaca, New York. 

Mattson will be giving two talks while on campus. The title of Monday evening's talk is "Pursing a career in academia: from California to the New York Island." Mattson will also give an additional classroom talk earlier that day in Sci 2950 at 1 p.m. entitled "Greenhouses vegetable production: benefits and costs of locally grown food." 

The Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series focuses on alumni success stories and the real-world application of science degrees. This series also gives students the opportunity to network within their field. The Careers in Biology program is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.