The Animal Science Graduate Research Forum is a venue for graduate students to present their research projects to the Department, College, and University communities. The Forum is coordinated entirely by a committee of Animal Science graduate students and a faculty advisor. The Forum consists of oral and poster presentations sessions, with research projects presented varying from those in the beginning phase to those in the final phase. The students value the opportunity the Forum gives them to gain experience in oral presentation and poster production, and the audience appreciates the opportunity to listen to these bright individuals.
This year was the twelfth year of the Graduate Research Forum. This year's Committee was composed of Matheus Capelari, Ashley Melnicki, and Ariadna Ochoa-Bernal. Dr. Chen Chen was the faculty advisor. Barb Sweeney, Graduate Student Coordinator, helped to coordinate the forum. Drs. Steve Bursian, Jason Knott, and Ming Yuan Yang served as judges. Eight posters were presented and seventeen oral presentations were given. The event was sponsored by the MSU Council of Gradaute Students and Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Ron Hendrick, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, presented the awards.
New Graduate Student Award: Marin Western
MS Award: Ashley Melnick
PhD Award - 1st: Kaitlin Wurtz
PhD Award - 2nd: Rachel Martin
PhD Award - 3rd: Rodrigo de Souza (not pictured)
ASGRF 2017 Committee and Administrators: (l to r) Matheus Capelari; Kelly Millenbah, Associate Dean and Director for Academic and Student Affairs; Ron Hendrick, Dean of CANR; Janice Swanson, Chair of Department of Animal Science; Chen Chen, Advisor; Ashley Melnick; Ariadna Ochoa-Bernal.
Barb Sweeney, Graduate Student Coordinator.
ASGRF 2017 participants.