BHEARD Roundup Through January 2019

Summary of BHEARD student and staff accomplishments from 2018-January 2019.

Harrington Nyirenda (left) with his advisor at his graduation ceremony.

Welcome to BHEARD's roundup, a regular update on the program’s student and staff achievements.


Congratulations to the following students who recently completed their respective degrees sponsored by the BHEARD Program.

Dissertations Defended

  • Md Nurul Amin successfully defended his Ph.D. at Washington State University
  • Shimul Das successfully completed his preliminary exam at Washington State University
  • Bettie Kawonga successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Kentucky
  • Edward Martey successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Eric Owusu Danquah successfully finished his comprehensive exam at Michigan State University
  • Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman passes his preliminary oral exam at Washington State University
  • Cheryl Williams successfully defended her dissertation in "Agricultural Communications and Education" at Texas Tech University

Other Student Presentations and Recognition

  • Pacsu Simwaka was awarded the President's Award for "Best Oral Presentation" a the Soil Science Society of South Africa (SSSSA)
  • Matias Culpa led a keynote presentation at FIOCRUZ on the health system of Mozambique 

Matias Culpa Presenting

(Matias Culpa presenting at FIOCRUZ)

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