Guest Speakers in High School Biology

Mark Stoutemeyer and Ryan Oyama from Corteva came to talk to the Biology and Honors Biology classes this week. Mark and Ryan are both from Hawaii, and have returned after receiving their degrees on the mainland.  Mark and Ryan discussed genetic mutations in animals and plants, the importance of agriculture and why Hawaii is a perfect climate. They also discussed the history of corn, which originally came from maize and how it took 9000 years to make the corn we have today. They also discussed career opportunities that Corteva could offer, ranging from technology to agronomy to genetics.