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.

2016 Graduate Research Forum

This year was the eleventh year of the Graduate Research Forum. This year’s Committee was composed of Katherine Kennedy, Gabriela Maldini, and Rachel Martin. Dr. Michael Allen was the faculty advisor. Barb Sweeney, Graduate Student Coordinator, helped to coordinate the forum. Drs. Gretchen Hill, Juan Steibel, and Almudena Veiga-Lopez served as judges. Four posters were presented and eighteen oral presentations were given. The event was sponsored by the MSU Council of Gradaute Students and Department of Animal Science.

The photos below capture some of the day’s events.

Dr. Janice Swanson, chair, welcomes students.

Dr. Janice Swanson, Chair of the Department of Animal Science, welcomes students to the 11th Annual Animal Science Graduate Research Forum.

graduate forum poster session

The forum started with poster presentations and a reception.

Rachel Martin gives her oral presentation.

Rachel Martin gives her oral presentation.

Sara Bronkema gives her oral presentation.

Sara Bronkema gives her oral presentation.

Graduate forum lunch

 The students pause for a picture during the lunch break.

Grad forum chairs, ANS chairperson, CANR dean

Graduate Research Forum coordinators with the Animal Science chair and CANR dean. From left to right, Gabriela Maldini, Dr. Janice Swanson (Chair, Department of Animal Science), Rachel Martin, Katherine Kennedy, and Dr. Ron Hendrick (Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources).

Rodrigo Albornoz gives his oral presentation.

Rodrigo Albornoz gives his oral presentation.

Muhammad Nawaz gives his oral presentation.

Muhammad Yasir Nawaz gives his oral presentation.

Amy Sun gives her oral presentation.

Yan (Amy) Sun gives her oral presentation.

Winners and judges.

2016 was the first year for the forum to include a competition in the oral presentations. First place went to Matheus Capalari. Second place went to Rodrigo Albornoz. Third place went to Rodrigo de Souza. The top three finishers pose here with the judges. From left to right: M. Capalari, Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez, Dr. Juan Steibel, R. Albornoz, R. de Souza, and Dr. Gretchen Hill.