The Iowa State University PLC team had another great trip to Africa!
Dr. Michael Retallick and Dr. Judith Levings participated and contributed to the first Plant Breeding E-Learning Workshop for Plant Breeding Educators in selected public Universities in Ghana. Participants the University of Cape Coast, Energy and Natural Resources Development Studies and Education Winneba (Mampong campus), attended along with PhD students from KNUST. Workshops were held on all of the PBEA content modules conducted by Dr. Stephen Amoah, Dr. Alex Wirko Kena, Dr. Richard Akromah. It was a productive week that has great potential for replication.
The PBEA- PLC group also visited the Makerere Univesity Regional Centre for Crop Improvement near Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Retallick and Dr. Greg Miller presented a number of workshops for faculty and students. Take a look at this fine image of the amazing MAK cohort group of MSc and PhD students who attended Dr. Retallick and Dr. Miller's workshops in writing effective teaching objectives, creating effective presentation strategies, and developing effective poster presentations.
Thank you to our in-country hosts for your hospitality- we believe it was a win-win for your program and enhancing a professional community of plant breeder educators throughout Africa!