Category Archives: Teaching

Hillary Henderson receives Edwards Teaching Award

Hillary Henderson, a M.S. student in Meat Science in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was one of three students who received the Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Student Teaching Award at the department’s Christmas Dinner and Award’s Ceremony on December 17, 2015. Hillary is from Alvin, Texas, and she received her undergraduate degree in animal science at Texas A&M University. Hillary is a lab instructor in ANSC 307 “Meats” and serves as the graduate assistant for ANSC 117 “Texas Barbecue.” While teaching what all is… Read More →

Meat Science Quiz Bowl informational meeting

Howdy! It’s that time of year! We are seeking ambitious undergraduate students interested in participating in the Intercollegiate Meat Science Quiz Bowl Competition. The event is hosted annually by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) at the Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), which will be held at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas on June 19-22, 2016. The competition seeks to facilitate interaction among students from different universities, stimulate student’s desire to accumulate and retain knowledge, and to provide a forum for universities to engage in friendly competition. If you… Read More →

Yeater and Waters receive Carpenter Award

Michael Yeater and Crystal Waters, Ph.D. students in the Meat Science Section in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, received the Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science at the department’s Christmas Dinner and Awards Ceremony on December 17, 2015. The award is named in honor of Dr. Zerle L. Carpenter who began his career at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor of animal science in 1962. Dr. Carpenter rose to become full professor of animal science in 1971, head of the… Read More →

Riley receives Vice Chancellor Award in Excellence

Ray Riley ’79, manager of the Rosenthal Meat Center and longtime member of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, received the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Technical and Programmatic Staff for 2015 at a ceremony at the AgriLife Center on January 14, 2016. The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence were established in 1980 and recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. Ray was commended for his work in coordinating all production and compliance activities at the Rosenthal… Read More →

Graduate students gain leadership skills in Beef 706

Meat Science graduate students gain valuable leadership skills by working with programs such as Beef 706. Beef 706 is sponsored by the Texas Beef Council on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, is hosted by the Department of Animal Science, and is a producer-education program where those in the beef production industry learn first-hand about the ultimate product they are producing. Each class enlists the help of graduate students to lead the cutting groups where a side of beef is cut into its wholesale parts. Graduate students hone their teaching… Read More →

Dr. Temple Grandin visits Texas A&M University

Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, noted animal handling, behavior, and welfare specialist, and an inspiration and champion for those who are autistic, visited the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, from October 19-22, 2015. During her visit, she lectured in several classes, visited with faculty and students, and gave a lecture entitled, “It Takes All Minds,” to an overflowing audience. Her visit was sponsored by the E.M “Manny” Rosenthal Chair in Animal Science. Lectures Dr. Grandin lectured in two sections… Read More →

Meat Judging Team competes at Eastern National Meat Judging Contest, October 3, 2015

The 2015 Texas A&M University Meat Judging Team recently returned from the 2015 Eastern National Meat Judging Contest held in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, hosted by Cargill Meat Solutions. The team, consisting of Brandon Burge, Keller; Brandon Cronin, Shepard; Micki Gooch, Celina; Sam Hodges, Elysian Fields; Kline Jones, Dublin; Madalynn Kainer, Victoria; Connor King, Waller; Katy Jo Nickelson, Ft. Worth; Cassie Peña, Weslaco; Mitch Rando, Sugar Land; and Erika Victor, Ft. Worth, and coached by Dr. Leslie Frenzel and Drew Cassens, placed third overall. Brandon Burge placed third individually and… Read More →

Students sample SPAM® products

This summer in ANSC 307 Meats, during our discussion of processed meats, one of the students had a question about SPAM® and what it was and how it was made. I told the class that I would see about getting some SPAM® from my friends at Hormel to sample in class. I sent an email to Dr. Jerry Cannon, one of my meat science colleagues at Hormel, to see if he could help out. Dr. Cannon said that he would be glad to send a “SPAM® Sampler” so… Read More →

Savell selected as a namesake for Fish Camp

Jeff Savell, University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chairholder in the Department of Animal Science, was a Fish Camp Namesake for the 2015 incoming freshmen at Texas A&M University. Being selected as a Fish Camp Namesake is one of the highest honors someone can receive at Texas A&M University, and namesakes are chosen based on nominations and selections by students. Camp Savell was held at Session B Blue on August 3-6, 2015 with about 160 freshmen in the camp. Two co-chairs, Aaron Garcia and Allison… Read More →

Mehall, Eastwood present at International Congress of Meat Science and Technology in France

Lindsey Mehall and Clay Eastwood, Ph.D. students in the Department of Animal Science, presented their research work at the 61st International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) in Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 23-28, 2015. The ICoMST had over 400 participants from over 40 countries in attendance. Faculty members, Wes Osburn and Jeff Savell, also participated in the conference. Here are the two papers presented: Eastwood, L. C., A. N. Arnold, R. K. Miller, K. B. Gehring, and J. W. Savell. 2015. Quality and palatability of foodservice beef aged… Read More →