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NDSU wheat researcher receives Award of Excellence

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Senay Simsek

Senay Simsek, Bert D’Appolonia Cereal Science and Technology of Wheat Endowed Professor, has been awarded the NC-213 U.S. Quality Grains Research Consortium 2020 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence.

Simsek, who has been with NDSU since 2007, leads the hard red spring wheat end quality project in the Department of Plant Sciences.

The NC-213 U.S. Quality Grains Research Consortium is a multi-state group of researchers from U.S. land-grant universities and government research centers who conduct research and share information to manage quality food safety and biosecurity in grain worldwide. The group meets yearly, however, due to the coronavirus, the 2020 meeting has been cancelled. Simsek will be honored at the 2021 annual meeting.

The NC-213 Awards Committee confers the Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence yearly to individuals who have made superior contributions to science or education related to cereals and oilseeds. Simsek was recognized for “innovative and forward-moving research with practical, value-adding impacts for U.S. wheat producers, marketers, and processors.

Simsek also was awarded the Andersons Early-in-Career Award in 2011, the first year the award was given. She is featured in the February NC-213 Grain Quality Newsletter.

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