LSU dairy students win awards at American Dairy Science Association meeting

Mark Williams  |  7/28/2011 1:28:47 AM

(July 27, 2011) Dairy science students Jake Anderson, Lainey Black, Brittany Charpentier, Christie Burke, Clint Cambre, Amanda Daniels, Elizabeth Eckelkamp, Seth Mizell, Stephanie Thibeau, Allison Vignes and Stacey Vignes attended the 2011 annual meetings of the American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Science held July 10-14 in New Orleans. The meetings attracted more than 5,000 people including about 100 students and advisors.

The students attended the meetings as members of the American Dairy Science Association Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD). The ADSA-SAD is a division of the parent organization that works to develop leadership and promote scholarship among students interested in the dairy industry, and to encourage students toward careers in dairy science. There are nearly 500 undergraduate student members in ADSA.

During the meetings, the students participated in a swamp tour, the Dairy Quiz bowl among dairy clubs, business meetings, various competitions including the Undergraduate Paper Competitions, a Career Symposium where students participated in a roundtable with professionals representing various aspects of industry, and an awards luncheon. Students also attended symposia, oral sessions and poster sessions presented by professional members of the organizations.

Jake Anderson was recognized as the winner of the Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award. This prestigious award recognizes a distinguished undergraduate who has demonstrated leadership ability, academic achievement, involvement in the industry and participation in SAD and local club activities. He was also recognized as the 2010-2011 President of the Student Affiliate Division of ADSA. Stephanie Thibeau placed third in the undergraduate original research paper competition with her presentation titled Effects of Shade on Heat Stress Reduction in Holstein Dairy Calves. Elizabeth Eckelkamp presented Colostrum Replacers in Neonatal Dairy Calf Management in the dairy production paper competition. The quiz bowl team consisted of Jake Anderson, Seth Mizell, Brittany Charpentier, and Christie Burke. Clint Cambre presented a summary of the club’s activities in the Activities Symposium.

The Dairy Science Club placed 1st in the scrapbook competition and was recognized as the 3rd-place dairy science club in the nation.

ADSA was established in 1906 as a scientific and educational association to serve the dairy and dairy-related industries. It facilitates the discovery, application and dissemination of dairy science knowledge and information.

Cathy Williams, associate professor of dairy science, is the adviser for the students.

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