AMSA Student Awards Program


AMSA Student Teaching “Cleaver” Award

AMSA Student Teaching “Cleaver” Award:

A meat cleaver is resilient and designed to break through soft bones and cartilage. Graduate teaching assistants are encouraged to be “cleavers”, by being resilient in teaching abilities, breaking through to students and enhancing their knowledge. The tough metal and thick blade of a cleaver is unique and more durable compared to other knives. Graduate students are expected to be durable through their own obligations, and above all to create a unique learning experience for students.


The AMSA Student Board of Directors would like to recognize excellence in teaching and assisting faculty with meat, animal, or food science courses.


1. The nominee must have been an MS or PhD graduate student and an active teacher or teaching assistant during the 2019 calendar year.
2. The nominee must have been an AMSA member during the time they were teaching.
3. Previous winners of this award are not eligible to compete again in the same level (MS/PhD)

Complete rules and entry guidelines for the Student Teaching "Cleaver" Award will be posted soon

Nomination of Award:

1. Any active professional or emeritus member of the association may make a nomination, except members of an award’s selection committee. No member may nominate himself or herself.

2.  The award nomination must be submitted online in early 2020. Nominations received after the due date will not be eligible for consideration.

Intent to Nominate Form will open in December  

Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award

Award nominations for the 2020 Awards Program will open in December for the Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award.  Nomination packets must be submitted in early 2020.  Selection of the USAA will be made and faculty notified by in April 2020. Nominations are not needed for this award.

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

Complete rules and guidelines for the Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award will be posted soon

Social Media