Aline Sartor Chicowski, a doctoral candidate in Plant Pathology with a minor in Genetics, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Whitham, was selected for the 2022 Corteva DELTA Symposium held in Indianapolis (Aug 1-3) at the Corteva world headquarters. Aline is also a recipient of the 2022 DELTA research grant.
Corteva "Developing Emerging Leaders and Talent in Agriculture" (DELTA) is a two-phased program encouraging diverse talent to apply their skills toward sustainable and reliable food production. This program includes a competitive research grant of $3000 for graduate students and postdocs, as well as participation in an annual symposium. The DELTA symposium provides not only a technical overview of the company but allows participants a chance to share their research, network, and develop soft skills that are essential to any industry career. Participants gain a better appreciation for the variety of roles within agriculture and are able to evaluate Corteva as a potential future employer.