A collection of recent and notable recognitions for the department and students
The Department of Animal & Avian Sciences Graduate Program was selected to receive the first Departmental Award for Graduate Student Mentorship from the Graduate School. The award was launched this year by the Graduate School as a way to recognize and honor graduate programs on campus who are setting standards of excellence in mentorship.
The department was chosen based on having a strong Statement of Expectations for Graduate Student Mentoring submitted this year; and receiving excellent feedback from graduate students in the program on gradSERU survey questions about the quality of faculty mentoring and advising.
ANSC undergraduate Declan Kehlbeck received two scholarships for his research to help develop avian intestinal organoids, which are mini guts grown in the lab and used to study how avian enteric viruses replicate in them. Read more.
AGNR honors student Thomas Podles in the Schiffmacher Lab was awarded research support funds through the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) Competitive Grant Program. Learn more about MAES Grant Program.
ANSC graduate student Maggie Hines in the Taneyhill Lab was awarded an Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship from the UMD Graduate School. This prestigious fellowship will give Hines a full semester of financial support, allowing her to focus on wrapping up her experiments and writing her dissertation. Learn more about the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship.
Every year, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Network awards outstanding members of the graduating class. ANSC student award recipients:
ANSC presents departmental leadership and academic achievement awards to graduating students.
Outstanding Leadership Awards for Spring 2023:
Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards for Spring 2023: