Jared Church received the first prize in poster competition in the 2017 Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) Symposium on Nov. 6, 2017 supported by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). UCF MISA center was founded in 2016 in an effort to foster collaborations towards materials innovations for sustainable agriculture – in particular tackling citrus greening and canker in Florida. The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform that will facilitate interactions between academics, industry partners, growers and government agencies by engaging participants from diverse expertise to meet and exchange the knowledge and skills available to combat agricultural diseases for long-term crop protection. His poster was entitled “Development, characterization, and application of needle-type ion-selective microsensors for in situ monitoring of ions in citrus plants”. Assist. Prof. Woo Hyoung Lee is currently his academic advisor for his doctoral study.