Alltech Young Scientist award attracts almost 5,000 future leaders

16-02-2011 | |

Alltech announced that almost 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the world registered for the 2011 Alltech Young Scientist Award.

Individual scientific papers were submitted based on agricultural research, in the hope of winning the prestigious title of Alltech Young Scientist Global Winner and cash prizes with a combined value of more than $60,000. 
The 2011 competition is now closed and this year’s global finalists will present their research and findings at Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, “The Game Changers” in Lexington, Kentucky, USA from May 22nd – 25th.
Registration for the Alltech Young Scientist Award 2012 is now open to allow students additional time to complete their research and present their results. It will also feature, for the first time, university tours and monthly prizes to encourage more students to take a personal interest in the field of agricultural science. For more information visit the official Alltech Young Scientist Facebook page.
Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech stated, “Education initiatives, such as the Alltech Young Scientist Award, give university students the opportunity to grow academically through personal research. As we foster relationships between younger generations and our industry, Alltech encourages students to take their research to a new level by rewarding them for their scientific findings.”
Last year’s winner, Michael Steele, from the University of Guelph, Canada, said that “Winning this award has inspired and motivated me to strive for research excellence.  Alltech has provided the perfect platform for young scientists to be rewarded for their hard work.”
For more information about the Alltech Young Scientist Award, please visit

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