COOL CLASSES: “Economic Botany”

COOL CLASSES: “Economic Botany”

This environmental studies course explores the fundamentals of plant biology, physiology, development, and evolution through the lens of agriculturally important plants: everything humans eat, grow, wear, and use.

What They Learned: Jharna Jahnavi ’19

What They Learned: Jharna Jahnavi ’19

The biology major’s thesis examined a non-toxic method of controlling the population of the Drosophila suzukii, which pose a threat to the agricultural industry by attacking fruit at a much earlier stage than their standard fruit fly counterparts.