Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence
These certificates are presented in recognition of students who have presented high-quality research papers at the annual meeting.
Christine N.Vuong – Epitope mapping of Clostridium perfringens α-toxin using an antibody-guided immunization method.Christine is a Ph.D. student working under the direction of Dr. Luc Berghman.
Rocky E. Latham – Determination of the total sulfur amino acid requirement of the Cobb 500 male broiler between 28 and 42 days of age. Rocky is a Ph.D. student working under the direction of Dr. Jason Lee.
Kyle A. Smith – Evaluation of increasing levels of phytase in diets containing variable levels of amino acids on male broiler performance and processing yields. Kyle is an M.S. student working under the direction of Dr. Jason Lee.
Katie A. Burchfield – Evaluation of direct-fed microbial Bacillus licheniformis and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol in coccidiosis vaccinated broilers. Katie is an M.S. student working under the direction of Dr. Jason Lee.
Hunter G. Walters – Effects of increasing phytase levels on male broiler performance and tibia bone ash in corn-soy diets. Hunter is an M.S. student working under the direction of Dr. Jason Lee.
MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Emily A. Kimminau – The Merck Animal Health Fellowship supports the research of doctoral students interested in innovative applied and basic poultry science research related to intestinal health, immunology, poultry pathology and disease, molecular biology, or vaccine technology and development.
ANDREW F. GIESEN III POULTRY SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP
Emily C. Berger – The Giesen Undergraduate Internship program is designed to attract bright young scientists to learn first-hand how science and technology is applied in solving the challenges of meat and egg production in the modern day poultry industry.
PSA GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
Morouj Al-Ajeeli – The Poultry Science Association Graduate Student Travel Award is presented to assist poultry science graduate students with travel expenses so that they may attend and present their research findings at the annual Poultry Science Association meeting.
JONES-HAMILTON CO. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
Kyle D. Brown – The Jones-Hamilton Co. Undergraduate Student Travel Award is presented to assist poultry science undergraduate students with travel expenses so that they may attend and present their research findings at the annual Poultry Science Association meeting.
PSA HATCHERY – STUDENT DIRECTOR
Timothy Broderick was elected Student Director by the members of the PSA Hatchery during their annual meeting. A Student Director’s duties are to represent student interests on the Poultry Science Board of Directors and to facilitate student planning on educational and social activities. The position is for a two year term.
Dr. Morgan Farnell served as General Program Chair for the 2106 Annual Program Committee. Dr. Farnell and the rest of the Annual Program Committee did an outstanding job of organizing the Poultry Science Association meeting this year. The program this year contained nine symposia, including the National Poultry Extension Workshop, and 528 scientific presentations, of
which 186 were delivered by students.