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Welcome to the Department of Animal Science
The underlying theme of the animal science curriculum at UConn is to provide our 400+ animal science majors with the flexibility to pursue areas of specific interest. Obviously, there are certain courses within the major that are required to qualify for your degree (e.g. nutrition, genetics, reproduction, etc.) but you may choose any one of six options (animal production, business management and marketing, pre-vet/pre-grad, equine science, food science and animal biotechnology), but remember that these are only guidelines and the final arrangement of courses is yours to decide. The animal science industry needs highly motivated, technically qualified graduates who will take advantage of the opportunities offered in the entire range of animal-related careers.
Meera Nair, an Animal Science Ph.D student, won first place in the John Z. Ordal Food Microbiology Division Oral Presentation competition at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists annual conference held in New Orleans this June. With over 16,000 people attending, this is a highly competitive program. Six finalists were selected to present their research out of the large pool of over 70 competitors who had submitted applications. Dr. Venkitanarayanan’s students have been winners in this competition for the past few years and Meera continues this trend.
Dr. Dennis D'Amico, ANSC Assistant Professor, recently held a workshop offering training in efficient and safe artisan cheese-making. He focused on the efficacy of the cheese-making process and ways to eliminate potential contaminants. The full article covering his workshop can be read here.
Indu Upadhyaya, an Animal Science Ph.D. candidate, was just awarded the prestigious 2014 Maurice Stein Fellowship Award. She will accept this award after giving a brief thank you speech and presentation regarding her current research at the Poultry Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Corpus Christ, Texas from July 14-17, 2014. This award is given to a senior graduate student whose training and research in applied poultry sciences may lead to improvements in efficiency and profitability of the poultry industry; particularly research that has the potential to have a positive financial impact on the egg industry. This is a national award given to one person each year and is highly selective – there are 30 to 40 applicants annually.
Congratulations Dr. Jenifer Nadeau (ANSC Associate Professor & Equine Extension Specialist) on being elected President of the American Youth Horse Council!
Please congratulate this year’s ANSC Faculty & Staff CANR Award Winners:
In addition, join us in congratulating faculty and staff members that have reached significant employment milestones:
* Select polo photos pictured above in photo roll have been provided by alumni Amy Wisehart.
Last updated: 07/21/2014 5:42:22
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Department of Animal Science
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