Category Archives: Students

Competitive Teams Update-July 2022

The competitive team program at Texas A&M University is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the nation. The program can be traced to the early 1900s with the first Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team, and has achieved more than 30 national championships. By competing on these teams, students acquire work ethic, public speaking capabilities, leadership development, and critical thinking skills. Here’s a look at what some of our teams have been up to this summer. Rodeo Team The Texas Aggie Women’s Rodeo Team competed at the… Read More →

Katherine M. Halloran Receives the Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award from the American Society of Animal Science

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Katherine M. Halloran is the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award, presented during the 2022 ASASCSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Katherine M. Halloran received her B.S. in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2015 and joined Dr. Fuller Bazer’s program in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University where she received the M.S. in Physiology of Reproduction in 2018 and is a Ph.D. candidate to graduate in 2022. Katherine’s research… Read More →

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 →