Alltech aiming at 50.000 entries for young scientist award

This innovative contest gives college co-eds the chance to be recognized and win prizes for their writing of topics dealing with animal feed technologies. “Education begins with children, but it shouldn’t stop there,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “The Alltech Young Scientist Program ensures that students pursuing degrees in science are recognized. This program has continued to have an increase in entries every year with our goal being 50.000 entries in the next few years.” To participate, students must write a scientific paper based on a topic about animal feed technologies. Undergraduate students’ papers must be 3.000 words in length and graduate students’ papers must be 5.000 words in length. Papers must be submitted through the template software available on the Alltech Young Scientists website. The first phase of the 2011 program will include a competition within each competing country. The winners of each local competition will move on to a regional phase and the regional winners will compete in the global phase. Papers in all languages are accepted. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2010. All regional winners will receive roundtrip airfare, accommodations and registration to Alltech’s International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, USA in May 2011. At this symposium each student will prepare a presentation on their paper. There will be two winners selected, one graduate student and one undergraduate student. The global undergraduate winner will be awarded $5.000, and the global graduate winner will receive $10.000.

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