July 18, 2012 COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Student Takes First in Research Poster Competition
CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University graduate student Austin Voyles won first place in the student research poster competition at the 65th annual Reciprocal Meats Conference June 17-20 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D.
The poster won in the Master of Science Division and was titled “The Use of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis to Estimate Red Meat Yield in Calf-Fed Dairy-Type Steers.” He received a monetary prize and a plaque for the first-place win.
Voyles graduated from Texas Tech University in 2010 and is working on his master’s degree at WTAMU. He is specializing in meat science with thesis research focused on investigating methods of estimating red meat yield of calf-fed Holstein steers. Voyles serves as the University coach for both the Meats Judging Team and the Meat Animal Evaluation Team.
He will graduate from WTAMU in August and plans to move to Garden City, Kan., where he will join the faculty at Garden City Community College as an instructor of animal science.
The annual Reciprocal Meats Conference is designed for meat science professionals as well as undergraduate and graduate students majoring in meat, food and animal science fields. The poster competition helps students gain experience in the presentation of scientific papers and encourages them to participate in meat research.