GENEVA, N.Y.-Jeremy Archer, of Randolph, a junior at Hobart College, is working this summer for Dow AgroScience as a research assistant for the company's regional director in Geneva. In his job, Archer is testing Dow's insecticides, fungicides, and pesticides on turf and crops in the Finger Lakes region. Most of the time he works, quite literally, in the field. Some of the crops he plants himself and then conducts experiments on them.
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Archer is pursuing a double major in biology and environmental studies, and is the starting tight end for Hobart Statesmen football team. Last fall, the Statesmen won the 2000 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association championship and earned their first birth in the NCAA division III playoffs. He also participates on campus in the Napier Student Athlete Leadership Team, plays intramural basketball and softball, and volunteers for the annual Day of Service with the Geneva community. Archer was the recipient of The Harold Klue Scholarship for 2000-2001.
Archer is pleased to have secured an internship that matches his interests so perfectly. “I wanted to take my interest in biology and get into an area where I could work outdoors. This internship is allowing me to do just that,” he said.
Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a global leader in providing pest management and biotechnology products that improve the quality and quantity of the earth's food supply and contribute to the safety, health and quality of life of the world's growing population.
Archer is the son of Gary and Celeste Archer of Randolph, N.Y. He is a 1999 graduate of Randolph High School.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletic programs, student governments, and traditions.
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