Alltech launches Young Scientist Award
Global animal health company, Alltech, has announced the launch of its
annual Young Scientist Programme. Traditionally held for undergraduate students,
this year a second category was added to include graduate students.
â€œA commitment to research and young people is essential to both the success
of our industry and to Alltech. The Alltech Young Scientist Programme is
designed to encourage students to enter the field of animal science,â€ said
Alltech president and founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons.
2008 winner Craig Louder, a student at Utah State University, won with his
paper entitled, â€œThe Estrogenic Mycotoxin Zearalenone and its Importance in
Livestock Production.â€ He joins 2007 winner, Lucas Mascardi from the University
of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Matthew Scobie from the University of
Saskatchewan, Canada, the 2006 winner.
To participate, students must write a scientific paper based on a topic
about animal feed technologies. Undergraduate students' papers must be 3000
words in length and graduate students' papers must be 5000 words in length. The
programme will include two phases: the regional phase and the international
phase. In the regional phase, papers in languages other than English will be
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