Undergraduate Researcher

Jake Gatz

Jake is an undergraduate student currently pursuing an Agribusiness degree at Kansas State University. Upon graduating he plans to become a part of a crop consulting or other agribusiness firm. During his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing with his two dogs Brooklyn and Cassie. Jake is intrigued most by the (sUAS) technology that is used within the lab and the potential benefits it brings to the rapidly changing world of agriculture.

Zachary Lee

Zach is majoring in agriculture education. After college he hopes to pursue a career as an Ag teacher or as a crop consultant/sales agent. Zach is part of the Kansas State University Milling Science Club and Kansas state University Agriculture Education Club. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, building things in his shop, and working around the farm back home. His favorite part of working in the lab was working with small unmanned aerial systems and helping with fights. Zach also enjoyed participating in the state surveys for key soybean pests like Dectes texanus.

Alex Schmitz

Alex Schmitz is an undergraduate working to obtain a degree in agribusiness. In his free time he enjoys going to K-State sporting events, traveling, and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He feels working for the McCornack lab will provide him with important knowledge and skills for the future, and it has greatly increased his interest in insects! Alex is interested in pest management from a precision agriculture standpoint and how small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) can provide farmers with the tools and data needed to produce optimum yields.