With a growing need for natural animal health solutions, global animal health company, Alltech announced the launch of its annual Young Scientist Program.
Growing by leaps and bounds, past programs featured only undergraduate students, but expanded last year to include graduate students.
This year the program is expanding once again as Africa and the Middle East will have their own local competition as well as adding an additional phase to the program.
“Our desire to have this program continually grow will encourage students interested in the field of animal science as well as continue our dedication to young people and research,” said Alltech president and founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons.
“From the first year, our rate of applicants has grown from 75 to a couple thousand. We hope to have 50,000 potential ‘young scientists’ for our 5th annual program.”
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.
The first phase of the 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.
In the local and regional phase, papers in languages other than English will be accepted. Winners that enter the global phase will have their work translated into English, if necessary.
The deadline for submission is February 26, 2010.