The 11th Annual Animal Science Graduate Research Forum took place October 27 as a venue for graduate students to present their research projects to the department, college, and university communities.
October 31, 2016
The 11th Annual Animal Science Graduate Research Forum took place October 27 in Anthony Hall. The forum is a venue for graduate students to present their research projects to the department, college, and university communities. Dr. Janice Swanson, Chair of the Department of Animal Science, welcomed the students in the morning, and Dr. Ron Hendrick, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, gave a short talk at lunch. The forum is coordinated entirely by a committee of Animal Science graduate students and a faculty advisor; this year the committee and faculty advisor included Katherine Kennedy, Gabriela Maldini, Rachel Martin, and Dr. Michael Allen. Barb Sweeney, Graduate Student Coordinator, helped to coordinate the event.
The 2016 forum consisted of four poster and eighteen oral presentations given by MS and PhD students, and it was the first year to include a competition for the oral presentations. Drs. Gretchen Hill, Juan Steibel, and Almudena Veiga-Lopez served as judges. First place went to Matheus Capalari, second place to Rodrigo Albornoz, and third place to Rodrigo de Souza. Congratulations to all the participants and supporters for another successful event! This year's event was sponsored by the MSU Council of Graduate Students and Department of Animal Science. Visit the Animal Science Graduate Forum web page for more photos and information.