Student Awards 


Darby Gonzales

Darby Gonzales - Texas Tech

Darby Gonzales is an Animal Science major at Texas Tech University. Darby participated in an international project this past summer in New Zealand, which examined the effects of hot boning vs. cold boning on beef color, tenderness, and overall palatability, as well as a project in Australia addressing the issues faced there regarding meat color. Her work in the meat science laboratory, as well as experience on the meat judging team at TTU, have continued to drive her passion for meat science that began in high school meat judging competitions. Darby eagerly anticipates attending RMC this year to learn about the newest innovations in the meat industry.

Student Research Poster Competition

Students if you would like to engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat research and develop your skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information then make sure you sign up to participate in the 2017 RMC Student Research Poster Competition.

For all students in the research competition an electronic poster board will be provided.  Presenters will be asked to submit their poster in advance as your poster sessions will be done in Kiosk Mode. Kiosk mode means that we receive the presentation ahead of time, then combine multiple presentations into a single presentation with a menu and navigation buttons. This ensures that it’s easy to swap between different posters that are on the same screen. More information will be sent out in April regarding the design of your poster.

Contestants must hold membership in the American Meat Science Association at time of entry (February 1, 2017).  Only two students from one university may enter the graduate (MS or PhD) competition, regardless of the division in which they will compete. In addition, two students from one university may enter the undergraduate competition.  Each university can up to four total participants in the research competition.   However students can only participate in each division one time.

More information is posted online!

If you have any questions please contact Deidrea Mabry, dmabry@meatscience.org.

Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award

Award nominations for the 2017 Awards Program are open for the Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award.  Nomination packets must be submitted by February 20, 2017.  Selection of the USAA will be made and faculty notified by March 23, 2017. Nominations are not needed for this award.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Adams, radams@meatscience.org.  

Complete rules and entry guidelines for the Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award


Social Media

  • @MeatScience: Thanks @Elanco for their support of the meat judging program. They are making a huge difference for these students! #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to @TexasTech University, Senior Division champs of the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to Fort Scott Community College, American Royal Meat Judging champions for the A-Division #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Jenna Frink, Colorado State University: High Individual, Senior Division in the American Royal Meat Judging Contest
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Rachel Gold, Fort Scott Community College: High Individual, A-Division of today's American Royal Meat Judging Contest