Category Archives: Students

Student highlight: Anne Chiara Neufeld Furstenau

Howdy! My name is Anne Chiara Neufeld Furstenau and I am a senior animal science student from Paraguay. I grew up outside a small town called Filadelfia, founded by German-Russian Mennonites in 1930. They fled from Russia due to communism and their religious beliefs. It is now a multicultural city that has become a center point in the northern part of Paraguay where both German and Spanish are spoken.  My parents run a family-owned ranch where they have built a genetically forward cattle herd. I have always enjoyed… Read More →

Celebrating Department of Animal Science undergraduate student excellence

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences congratulates the outstanding students receiving 2021 Senior Merit Awards. Presented by the College for over 50 years, these awards recognize the best of the best graduating seniors. The selection criteria for Senior Merit Awards include scholarship, Texas A&M activities, community involvement, professional and civic activities, internships and employment, awards, honors and undergraduate research activities and publications. Each department in the College nominates students and the college scholarship committee makes the final selection of the recipients. The following students in the Department of Animal Science were… Read More →

Animal science faculty honored at Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards

Virtual ceremony for Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards, tenure, promotion The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated faculty member career milestones and honored recipients of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards and Association of Former Students awards on April 29 in a virtual ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife, dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “Not only are we recognizing excellence in teaching, research and service, but we are recognizing how that… Read More →

Dairy Challenge Team places second at recent contest

The 2021 Western Regional Dairy Challenge contest was held virtually March 3-5. Students received contest data and participated in virtual farm tours on Wednesday and presented their findings to the judges on Friday. The Department of Animal Science team, consisting of five students, placed second in the contest. The team will go on to compete virtually at the national contest in April. Team members are Christopher Childress, junior; Wyatt Harlan, sophomore; Lindsey Heywood, senior; Paige Howard, senior; and Natalie Koke, senior. Dr. Sushil Paudyal, instructional assistant professor, serves… Read More →

Freshman Team Wins 1st Place at 2020 Raymond Ideas Challenge

By Stephanie Burns The 2020 Raymond Ideas Challenge took place on Sunday, November 15. The day-long competition was converted to a completely online ecosystem to ensure that the 20-year tradition would take place regardless of the state of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The annual competition challenges undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M to dream up the next big innovation that will change the world. The mission of Raymond Ideas Challenge is to encourage students to develop their idea and their entrepreneurial mindset; the student’s ideas should be… Read More →

Livestock judging team wins State Fair of Texas Intercollegiate contest

The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team did not let the current pandemic stand in the way of success at the 2020 State Fair of Texas. While practicing social distancing and abiding by safety standards, the team brought home top honors, in more ways than one. In addition to being the high team overall, Texas A&M also finished first in the reasons, cattle and sheep and goat divisions, as well as second in the swine division. Austin Graves of Crane, Texas, was the high point individual, beating the runner… Read More →

Texas A&M animal science faculty, students earn national recognition

Multiple 2020 American Society of Animal Science awards given to Texas A&M AgriLife   Texas A&M University faculty and students from the Department of Animal Science will accept awards during the 2020 American Society of Animal Science’s virtual annual meeting and trade show July 19-23. The meeting is jointly presented by the American Society of Animal Science, ASAS; the Canadian Society of Animal Science, CSAS; and the Western Section – American Society of Animal Science, WSASAS. These organizations foster the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the care and… Read More →

From cattle yards to courtrooms

Competitive drive takes former Texas A&M student from 4-H to New York City Cari Rincker ’02 has always felt a pull. Over and over, life took her to new places where she found herself feeling right at home on arrival. Cari Rincker “I’ve had these moments where it felt like somebody or something was telling me, ‘This is where you need to be,’” Rincker said. That pull has taken Rincker from a rural Illinois farm to the tradition-rich Texas A&M University campus, a life-changing internship in Washington, D.C.,… Read More →

Three animal science graduate students recognized for their outstanding achievements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, like many other groups, the Department of Animal Science was unable to hold our annual awards ceremony. Regardless, awards were still given to several outstanding individuals. Luiz Fernando Dias Batista was named the 2020 Outstanding Master’s Student, Nicky Oosthuizen was named the 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Student and Rafael Martinez was awarded the 2020 Ronnie L. Edwards Teaching Award. Dias Batista is a master’s student in the department focusing on beef cattle nutrition under the instruction of Dr. Luis Tedeschi, professor, animal nutrition. More… Read More →

D’Souza awarded inaugural Cactus Feeders scholarship and internship

The Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science is proud to recognize Genevieve D’Souza as the inaugural recipient of the 2020 Cactus Feeders Scholarship. As a recipient of this newly formed award, D’Souza will have the opportunity to complete an internship with Cactus Feeders. The department is excited about the possibilities that this new partnership with Cactus Feeders presents. “Receiving the Cactus Feeders Scholarship is a great honor and an outstanding opportunity for me. The internship will supplement my education and training from Dr. Tedeschi by exposing me to… Read More →