Graduate Research Forum
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.
2018 Graduate Research Forum
October 18, 2018, marked the thirteenth year of the Graduate Research Forum. This year's Committee was composed of Abby Pritchard, Maria Rising, and Alyssa Tomei. Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez was the faculty advisor. Drs. Tasia Taxis, Natalie Trottier and Ming Yuan Yang served as judges. Seven posters were presented and sixteen oral presentations were given. The event was sponsored by the MSU Council of Graduate Students and Department of Animal Science.
Judges Tasia Taxis and Ming Yuan Yang presented the awards with Dr. Cathy Ernst, Graduate Coordinator (Dr. Trottier not pictured at award ceremony due to another commitment).
Awards - PhD
1st: Abby Pritchard
2nd: Sai Zhang
3rd: Crystal Prom
Awards - Masters
1st: Emily Middleton
2nd: Marin Western
3rd: Sarah Maclachlan
Awards - New Student
1st: Alycia Burch
Dr. Pamela Ruegg, Chair, Department of Animal Science, addresses the students.
Dr. Cathy Ernst, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, addresses the Forum.
Dr. Kelly Millenbah, Senior Associate Dean for CANR and Director of Academic and Student Affairs, speaks to the students to start the Forum.
Dr. Ron Hendrick, CANR Dean, addresses the Forum attendees during lunch.
Dr. Steve Bursian, former Graduate Coordinator, addresses the Forum.
Some of the speakers from the Forum: