Undergraduate university students will be invited to submit papers on natural alternatives, as part of the second Young Animal Scientist (YAS) contest to be held in 2007.
The contest, which is held by global animal health company Alltech, is scheduled to begin in the autumn semester of 2006, and a winner will be announced in the spring.
Matt Scobie, an animal science student at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, won the 2006 YAS award with his paper: “The use of feed attractants and palatability enhancers in aquaculture diets”. In April, Scobie was presented the award and a $5,000 scholarship at Alltech’s 22nd International Feed Industry Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Our goal with the Young Animal Scientist programme is to generate interest among today’s youth – our future – that animal science holds endless possibilities,” said Alltech President Dr Pearse Lyons.
Participating students will compete within the regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The contest will feature two phases, both of which can be completed online. The first phase requires the participant to submit a 3,000-3,500-word paper, while the second phase requires the student to submit a scientific poster and give a 15-minute presentation.
More information about the contest can be found on the Young Animal Scientest web site.