Congratulations to Benjamin Bohrer,
the 2016 Donald Kinsman International Award winner. Ben is currently pursuing his
PhD at the University of Illinois under Dr. Dustin Boler. He plans to use the award to help fund
research that will take place in the Dominican Republic this summer. Ben will
receive a cash award of $1250 as well as a complementary membership to AMSA for
the following year.
Dr. Donald Kinsman was a long-time
AMSA member whose work in meat science research and commitment to international
opportunities for students set him apart from his peers. The objective of this
program is to honor the memory and achievements of Dr. Kinsman and promote
international collaboration by recognizing an outstanding student member with a
financial award in support of international travel.
Congratulations to Loni
Woolley-Lucherk, the new Robert Cassens Scholar Award. Loni is currently
pursuing her PhD at Texas Tech University under Dr. Mark Miller. She plans to
use the award to attend the International Congress of Meat Science &
Technology Conference this summer in Bangkok, Thailand. Loni will receive a
cash award of $1250.
Dr. Robert Cassens is a long-time
AMSA member and a leader in the meat science community during his distinguished
career at the University of Wisconsin. The Robert Cassens Mentor Recognition
Fund was established to support PhD students in completing and communicating
their research and establishing professional networks that will sustain their
meat science careers.