Meat Judging News and Important Information

Student Scholarship Opportunities and Student Board Nominations

Mar 16, 2015

Student Scholarship Opportunities

RMC Undergraduate Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

There is still an opportunity to apply for the RMC Travel scholarship. There is one undergraduate award still available. Interested applicants should apply by April 1st to be considered. More information can be found here.

AMSA Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition Extended

In an effort to help encourage and engage AMSA students in advancing the well-being of the meat industry through research, we are excited to announce that the Ann Hollingsworth and Dale Huffman AMSA Educational Foundation Mentor Recognitions will be sponsoring three scholarships in the amount of $1000, $750 and $500 for the AMSA Undergraduate Research Competition at the 2015 RMC in Lincoln, NE.

The purpose of the AMSA Undergraduate Student Research Competition is to encourage students to engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat and poultry research; gain experience in presentation of scientific papers; demonstrate poise and mental agility before their peers; and develop skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information.

Participants must hold membership in the American Meat Science Association at time of entry (March 31). Only two students from one university may enter the Undergraduate competition. For more information regarding poster guidelines please visit the AMSA website. So make sure you submit your intent no later than March 31, 2015, to Deidrea Mabry.

Nominations are Open for the 2015-16 AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors

The AMSA Student Board of Directors is a great way to share your passion for meat science with others while networking and becoming more involved in the AMSA. We encourage any student member looking to become more involved in AMSA to run for the Student Board of Directors. In order to run for the AMSA Student Board of Directors you must submit a cover letter, resume, and answer two short essay questions.

Directors are elected once a year in the Spring semester and there are seven elected positions:

  • President (served at least one term on the student board) 
  • East Region Director 
  • Midwest Region Director 
  • South Region Director 
  • West Region Director 
  •  Two At-Large Directors

Within these roles, board members serve a multitude of tasks in the planning of student events throughout the year; some of these include the Student Leadership Conference, Taste of RMC, Iron Chef, RMC Student Breakfast, the RMC Career Fair, the Silent Auction and T-Shirt Auction, as well as the RMC Student Social. Most critically, serving on the board also gives members a chance to network and work with students and professionals from across the country.

Application materials must be submitted online by March 27th. Additional information on the AMSA Student Board of Directors election process can be found online. To read testimonials from current and past board members please go online. We hope to see your application on March 27th!

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