Freddy Magdama Participates in the Dow-SISCA Competition
Posted: September 18, 2015
Freddy Magdama teamed up with Sarah Eissler to present a research project for the Dow-Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Awards (SISCA). Both students pursue the INTAD dual-title degree. Their project, titled “Innovative use and optimization of ethyl pyruvate for biological soil disinfestation: A viable alternative for saving bananas and beyond,” aims to address the need for new non-toxic alternatives for controlling soil-borne plant pathogens worldwide using bananas as a model. Penn State’s Sustainability Institute highlighted their project, along with four other projects.
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