Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Internship opens doors to Honours research

Chales Sturt Bachelor of Agricultural Science student Nathan HattyCharles Sturt University Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) student Nathan Hatty is in the final stages of his research, and has a career working in primary industries in his sights.

Supported by a scholarship from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation Mr Hatty’s Honours research has been examining how the taller wheat stubble left by a Stripper harvester front, compared with the shorter stubble left by a Draper front, impacts on soil moisture and temperature, and the subsequent crop.

Mr Hatty’s path to Honours research began with a Graham Centre student internship in 2018, an experience that he said provided valuable connections.

“The Graham Centre student internship gave me an understanding of the types of projects being undertaken and insight into how research is developed and conducted,” Mr Hatty said.

“It was an opportunity to connect with researchers working in the field of weed management and gave me the confidence and contacts to go ahead with my Honours research project.”

The Graham Centre is committed to providing opportunities to Charles Sturt undergraduate students to develop their interest and skills in research. Read more about these opportunities and how to apply online.

The summer and student internship programs provides up to $4,000 and allows students to gain insight into our research by working with Graham Centre members on current projects. Apply by Monday 21 October 2019.

The Centre also offers scholarships of up to $6,000 for Honours research students undertaking projects aligned with our research pathways of plant systems, livestock systems or grain and meat quality. Apply by 15 November 2019. Read more about the Honours scholarship.