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Associate Professor Sigfredo Fuentes has been awarded the 2019 Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) teaching award. The award recognizes excellence, innovation (i.e. original and creative methods/student activities) and/or other contributions with successful learning outcomes to teaching plant science at University level.

The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) is an incorporated society that promotes Plant Science in Australia. It provides professional contact within our community of tertiary and vocational lecturers and education specialists; primary & secondary school teachers; and researchers in the plant sciences.

He will be giving a presentation on teaching methods, innovations or contributions in the Science Communication and Education session at ASPS 2019. The conference will be held at La Trobe, Melbourne on the 26th-29th November.

Dr Sigredo Fuentes is a fellow of the Networked Society Institute (NSI) for Digital Agriculture, Food and Wine, Coordinator of Minor (AGRI90070 – 72 – 80 - 82) Research projects and Plant Growth and Processes (AGRI20026) as well as the International Coordinator of The Vineyard of The Future Initiative.