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2021 RMC Abstracts and Student Research Competitions Information

AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition

 

The purpose of the Student Research ePoster Competition is to encourage students to:

  1. Engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat and poultry research;
  2. Gain experience in presentation of scientific papers;
  3. Demonstrate poise and mental agility before their peers;
  4. Develop skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information; and
  5. Acquire an appreciation of the role of the American Meat Science Association and its members in advancing the well being of the meat industry through research.

Student Research Competition Sponsorship:

  • PhD Student Research Competition
    • Sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation
  • Master Student Research Competition
    • Sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Undergraduate Student Research Competition
    • Sponsored by the AMSA Development Council and Johnsonville, LLC 

Click here to download the Call for Abstract and Research Guidelines

Student Research Competition Awards:

  • PhD Student Research Competition  
  • Master Student Research Competition  
  • Undergraduate Student Research Competition  
 

In total there will be three awards given per division (Undergraduate, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) presented, so a total of nine scholarships and plaques will be awarded. 

Please see below for scholarship amounts for each division.

 

M.S.

Ph.D.

Undergraduate

1st Place

$1000 USD and plaque

$1000 USD and plaque

$1000 USD and plaque

2nd Place

$750 USD and plaque

$750 USD and plaque

$750 USD and plaque

3rd Place

$500 USD and plaque

$500 USD and plaque

$500 USD and plaque

 

ELIGIBILITY

Contestants must hold membership in the American Meat Science Association at time of entry (May 29, 2021) and be registered to attend the 2021 RMC event. TWO students from one university may enter the Master of Science competition, TWO students from one university may enter the Doctor of Philosophy and TWO students from one university may enter the undergraduate competition. Each university can have up to six total participants.

DIVISIONAL COMPETITION

Contestants may compete in one of three divisions depending on their eligibility.

Undergraduate Division: Contestants competing in this division must be an undergraduate or have received their bachelor’s degree no earlier than the May prior to the competition. Contestants may compete only once in the Undergraduate division. However, students that competed in the 2020 ICoMST and RMC are eligible and may also compete in the 2021 competition.

Master of Science Division: Contestants competing in this division must be currently enrolled in a Master of Science Program or have completed a Master of Science program since the last Reciprocal Meat Conference. Contestants may compete only once in the Master of Science division. However, students that competed in the 2020 ICoMST and RMC are eligible and may also compete in the 2021 competition.

Doctor of Philosophy Division: Contestants competing in this division must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program or have completed a Ph.D. program since the last Reciprocal Meat Conference. Students may compete twice in the Ph.D. level competition if they have not won the Ph.D. division previously and if the research they are presenting the second time is significantly different* from the first time competing. However, students that competed in the 2020 ICoMST and RMC are eligible and may also compete in the 2021 competition.

 * meaning it must be separate experiment/trial (cannot be preliminary results one year and the final project the next year)

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