College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences


It has been said that research is a bit like looking for a black cat in a dark room. Although this may be an overly simplistic definition, there is some truth to the unknown twists and turns in examining science and times of not being able to see exactly the target you’re trying to grapple.
Many ANSC Terps have gone on to have long, successful careers. Here are four that have made a difference.
On March 6, 1856, the Maryland General Assembly chartered the Maryland Agricultural College, an institution now known as the University of Maryland. Between then and now, the University and campus have seen copious additions and changes, but the school still retains part of its Agricultural College roots.
While some kids get the opportunity to raise farm animals their entire life, it took Kelly Brower until college to get the chance to train a dairy heifer for Ag Day at the University of Maryland. It...
Matt Snider is a 2009 graduate of ANSC from Middlebury, VT. Matt left the country to work as a Research Intern for Global Visions International and is a member of their staff at Karongwe Game Reserve in South Africa. He returned to the states to work at The Peregrine Fund in New Mexico before returning to Africa. While working, Matt took the time to document his experiences travelling the world.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I always knew that I loved animals. I have many fond memories of family pets, of taking in stray dogs and cats and rescuing injured wildlife with my mother. She was a great influence in my appreciation and respect for all creatures.
Senior Animal Sciences major Aikeen “AJ” Jones has been selected as one of the University of Maryland’s Undergraduate Researchers of the Year. AJ was honored at a reception on campus May 1 during the...


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