To energize and diversify teaching capabilities, NC State has added several new faculty including assistant professor Qiyu Zhou, who teaches in both two and four-year undergraduate turfgrass programs.
Zhou advises the undergraduate Turf Club and quiz bowl competition team and looks forward to revitalizing NC State’s High School Turfgrass Academy, which has been paused since the COVID pandemic.
“I hosted an event at a previous university where students picked a prospective major to work with graduate students to learn about the science and research in different fields. I’d like to build on that idea,” Zhou said. “I hope we can make more students interested in turf careers or to be aware of the science behind turfgrass management.”
This post is an excerpt from “Growing Turfgrass Graduates: Tools to Boost Green Industry Recruiting” featured in the September / October 2023 issue of North Carolina Turfgrass. Read the full article – https://theturfzone.com/tcnc/?ascat=9&sub=issue&issue_id=7922&rti=true&rel=3
Pictured Above: NC State Ph.D. student Susmita Gaire (left) and turfgrass assistant professor Qiyu Zhou (right) at NC State’s Art Bruneau Golf Tournament.