The Graduate College Teaching and Research Excellence Award recipients are announced each term. In the Department of Animal Science, we recognize the recipients for the year at the April Graduate Student Scholarship and Awards event. Today we recognize three students that were selected for this term.
Shelby Curry is a recipient of the Graduate College Research Excellence Award. Shelby was nominated by her major professor, Nick Gabler. Her research is studying the impact different coronaviruses and enteric pathogenic bacteria have on nursery pig performance and health. Her dissertation studies are comparing the impact Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV), Porcine Delta Coronavirus (PDCV) and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) have on lean tissue accretion, feed efficiency, intestinal function, and intestinal integrity in nursery pigs. Shelby has a BS from Cal Poly in San Louis Obispo, and an MS from the University of Illinois. She is planning on defending her dissertation next spring.
Amanda Outhouse is a recipient of the Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award. Amanda was nominated by the Meat Science group. Amanda is from Defiance, Iowa and earned her B.S. in Animal Science at Iowa State University in 2015. She was a Hazel Award winner in 2015. Amanda Outhouse was a recipient of the IPPA Fellowship in 2015. Amanda has been an active teacher in our department. She has served as TA in AN S 360 for two semesters. She also was co-coach of the Meat Science Quiz Bowl teams that competed at the 2016 Reciprocal Meat Conference. Students recognize Amanda as an organized and highly effective teacher.
Matt Romoser is a recipient of the Graduate College Teaching Award. Matt was nominated by Jodi Sterle and Greg Krahn. Matt is from Keota, Iowa and earned his BS in Animal Science in our department in 2015. He was a recipient of the Hazel Award in 2015. Matt was a recipient of the IPPA fellowship in 2015. Matt served as interim coach for the Livestock team last spring. He has also served as a teaching assistant in AN S 225. Students appreciate his enthusiasm, patience, and his expertise. The department is very thankful for his service for our undergraduate programs.