Chandler Steele, a Meat Science graduate student from Midland, Michigan, is this year’s graduate recipient of the SMIKids Scholarship. Chandler was presented the scholarship at the 62nd Annual Southwest Meat Association Convention and Supplier’s Showcase held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas on July 21, 2018. The SMIKids Scholarships are given by the Burley Smith family to undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M University interested in the meat industry.
Chandler received her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University in 2017 where she was involved in a variety of activities. At Texas A&M University, she is a graduate teaching/research assistant where she teaches laboratories in ANSC 307, conducts research, and is involved in extension/outreach programs such as Barbecue Summer Camp, Camp Brisket, Beef 101, Beef 706, and Pork 101. Chandler has been an intern with the American Meat Science Association and Cargill Value Added Protein. She also received the SMA Foundation scholarship at the convention.
Congratulations to Chandler for receiving this scholarship.