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People in Education: Michael Giroux given national crop scientist award

December 7, 2007

Mike Giroux in MSU's Plant Growth Center. Photo by Kelly Gorham   High-Res Available

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The Crop Science Society of America has recognized Michael Giroux of Montana State University as its Young Crop Scientist of 2007.

The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to crop science through education, national and international service and research.

Giroux is an associate professor and geneticist in MSU's Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department. His program focuses mainly on using genetics to improve cereal quality.

The award is designed to recognize a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution in any area of crop science by the age of 40. Giroux was specifically cited for his teaching abilities, effectiveness in extension and service activities, the significance and originality of basic and applied research and his effectiveness in administrative areas.

The Crop Science Society of America is an educational organization with over 5,000 members.

Contact: Mike Giroux, (406) 994-7877 or