At A Glance

WT Volleyball National Runners-Up

Dr. Ghosh Attends World Allergy Congress 2023

USDA Feeder Cattle Grading Training

Research in Compounds and Computing

Recipient of the 2023 W.D. Farr Scholarship

Dates To Remember

Jan. 30: Back-To-School Palooza

WT Volleyball: A 33-Win Season

Ends as National Runners-Up

The Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences is a proud supporter

of student athletes and would like to congratulate the WTAMU Volleyball team

on being named the National Runners-Up of the 2023 NCAA Division II Tournament season! 

Blair Moreland,

Jr. Equine Industry and Business

Sharlotte McClintock,

Fr. Animal Science

National Runners-Up: A 33 Win Season

Dr. Ghosh Attends World Allergy Congress 2023

Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, Professor of Biology, recently attended the World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2023, Harmonizing Allergy Care: From Advances to Practices, in Bangkok, Thailand.

At WAC, he presented his research "Two Decade analysis of Aeroallergen with a special reference to PM2.5 in increase in allergy and asthma cases."

He participated in a discussion on the "Xantines mechanism of action

and the usage of Theophylline in controlling Asthma."

USDA Feeder Cattle Grading Training

The Department of Agricultural Sciences Caviness Meat Science and Innovation Center

serves as one of three of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Cattle and Carcass Training Centers.

In December, the Department hosted a USDA Feeder Cattle Grading Training,

where attendees evaluated a variety of feeder calves.

Dr. Ty Lawrence, Caviness Davis Distinguished Chair in Meat Science, Professor

of Animal Science and Director of the Beef Carcass Research Center (BCRC),

presented Feeder Cattle Evaluation 101,

as well as led the group in viewing and evaluating the feeder cattle.

The 20 head of feeder calves will be put on feed at the WT Feedlot to be finished out

and later evaluated at the summer USDA Cattle Grading Training.

Research in Compounds and Computing

Dr. Keshav Shrestha, Assistant Professor of Physics,

Thinh John Nguyen, M.S. Chemistry '23 and Cole Phillips, Sr. Physics,

were part of a research team that published a study on a new metal compound

which could help in the search of more efficient electronics.

The team examined a vanadium-based compound

which could impact the development of quantum computing.

This team also recently published a study on electronic properties of Kagome Metals

in the Physical Review B journal, the world's most prominent journal devoted to physics.

New Possibilities in Faster Electronics
Physical Review B Article

Recipient of the 2023 W.D. Farr Scholarship

Megan Eckhardt, Ph.D. Agriculture, was a recipient of the 2023 W.D. Farr Scholarship,

a $15,000 scholarship awarded by the National Cattlemen's Foundation (NCF).

“It is an honor to represent the beef industry, as well as the legacy of W.D. Farr.

I’m grateful for the support this scholarship will afford me,

as well as the assistance it will provide me in continuing to contribute my part

 to the future of our industry through my studies,

research, and mentoring of younger students!”

-Megan Eckhardt

This annual scholarship program recognizes graduate students for academic performance, leadership and dedication to improving the beef industry.

This scholarship was established by NCF in 2007 and is in honor of the late W.D. Farr,

a third generation pioneer rancher, statesmen and banker from Colorado.

He was dedicated to improving agriculture, livestock and water development.

As a result of his dedication, farming methods throughout the nation saw significant changes. He was the first president of NCF and also served as president

of the American National Cattlemen's Association,

which later became the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA).

Farr passed away at the age of 97 in August 2007.

This year's recipients will be recognized during CattleCon24 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2) in Orlando, Fl.

Learn More About the W.D. Farr Scholarship Here

A Moment with Mrs. Bachman

Pond's Ponder

Many of us made New Year's resolutions. These generally include future goals.

As we set up a timeline to meet these goals,

remember that "someday" is not a day of the week.

You need to be more specific than "someday I will __________."

You need to include a time to reach your goals.

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