Student Awards 


Faith Rasmussen

Faith Rasmussen - Kansas State

Faith Rasmussen, a student at Kansas State University, is finishing her bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Industry along with her minor in Leadership Studies. As an undergraduate, she decided to focus her degree on Meat Science, and since then has enjoyed all of the educational experiences that have come from success through Meat Judging, the opportunity to network with other like-minded scientists at RMC, and a quality assurance internship with Armour Eckrich Foods. Faith has designed many food research and development projects, from Blue Corn Chicken Nuggets to Asian Flair Pork Jerky. Furthermore, she hopes through a master’s degree program she will be able to use her education to enhance the functionality of ingredients in processed meats. Finally, she hopes to coach a meat judging team and instill in other undergraduates her love and passion for meat science and the AMSA.

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