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2018 AMSA Professional Member Awards Program

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  • Award nominations will open for the 2018 Awards Program in November. Click here to submit your intent!
  • All nomination materials must be uploaded by February 20, 2018.  Please email your nomination packet as one file (titled -Name of Nominee_Award Name)  to Awards@meatscience.org. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Adams.

A complete set of rules and nomination materials (PDF) format

General Rules for all AMSA Awards


Distinguished Research Award

Award: An honorarium, a suitably engraved wristwatch, and an appropriate memento.

Purpose: To recognize outstanding research in the meat industry.

Eligibility: The nominee must:

  1. Have demonstrated exceptional competency as a researcher in meat science.
  2. Be an active researcher during the year in which nominated, and have been an active researcher for not less than 5 years. This does not exclude administrators, providing they were personally involved in research during the year. Where disability is involved, nominees must have engaged in research within 36 months prior to the month of the award presentation.
  3. Be judged as a researcher on the following bases:
    • Creative ability and adherence to sound scientific philosophy and scholarly principles.
    • Important contributions pertaining to research and/or include, but not be limited to, published research data, plans, methods, processes, devices, or inventions that are significant and beneficial to the meat industry through either theoretical or practical application.
    • Diversification of activities, such as directing graduate/postdoctoral student programs; organizing/chairing special conferences/symposia; invited lectures/participation; service on the nominee’s university/company/agency committees, etc. (Not all of these activities are necessary for consideration for the award.)
    • Recognition by the scientific community, such as honors and awards, participation on state, national and international committees, panels or commissions, etc.
    • Service to animal agricultural and related industries.

 


Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award

Award: Honorarium, a suitably engraved wristwatch, and an appropriate memento.

Purpose: To recognize outstanding achievement in the field of meat science extension and/or industry service.

Eligibility: The nominee must:

  1. Have demonstrated outstanding ability as an extension-industry service specialist in some phase of the meat industry.
  2. Be an active specialist during the year in which nominated, and have been an active specialist for not less than 5 years. This does not exclude administrators, providing they were personally involved in extension-industry service work during the year. Where disability is involved, nominees must be engaged in extension-industry service activities within 36 months prior to the month of the award presentation.
  3. Be judged as a specialist on the following bases:
    • Qualities of leadership as demonstrated by ability to influence others to act and adopt improved practices related to the production, processing, preservation, preparation and utilization of meat and meat products.
    • Mastery of subject matter, techniques, vision, enthusiasm and attitudes.
    • Important contributions pertaining to consumer education; live animal and/or carcass evaluation; meat production; meat distribution; or the processing, preservation, preparation, and utilization of meat and meat products. Such contributions may be in initiation and development of programs and projects for the dissemination of information to adult, 4-H, or junior groups, or to companies/organizations or activities concerned with or related to meat and meat products.
    • Extent of acceptance and application of concepts, recommended techniques, programs, etc. and their influence on the meat industry and the producers, processors, and consumers of meat and meat products.
    • Diversification of activities, such as participation in research and development or resident teaching activities; service on the nominees university/company/agency committees; participation on state, national or international committees, panels or commissions, etc. (Not all of these activities are necessary for consideration for the award.)
    • Service to animal agriculture and related industries.

 


Distinguished Teaching Award

Award: An honorarium, a suitably engraved wristwatch, and an appropriate memento.

Purpose: To recognize excellence in teaching of undergraduate and graduate meat science courses.

Eligibility: The nominee must:

  1. Have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of courses in meat science.
  2. Be an active teacher during the year in which nominated, and have been an active teacher for not less than 5 years. This does not exclude administrators, providing they were personally involved in classroom teaching during the year (excluding seminars). Where disability is involved, nominee must have engaged in teaching within 36 months prior to the month of the award presentation.
  • Be judged as a teacher on the following bases:
    • Ability to motivate and stimulate students.
    • Evidence of interest in the improvement of teaching.
    • Mastery of subject matter taught, teaching techniques, vision, enthusiasm and attitudes.
    • Content and nature of the courses taught, including organization of subject matter, original contributions, ability to translate research into useful knowledge, and the manner in which the nominee has kept up with developments in meat science and related areas.
    • Diversification of activities, such as student counseling; judging team coaching; student training; student placement; service on departmental, college and university committee, etc. (Not all of these activities are necessary for consideration for the award.)
    • Involvement in extracurricular student-related activities beyond teaching and advising duties, such as adviser to student organizations, special lectures and talks, etc.
    • Service to animal agriculture and related industries.
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    Meat Processing Award

    Award: An honorarium, a suitably engraved wristwatch and an appropriate memento.

    Purpose: To recognize outstanding achievement in meat processing.

    Eligibility: The nominee must:

    1. Have demonstrated outstanding ability as a researcher or specialist in meat processing.
    2. Be an active researcher or specialist during the year in which nominated, and have been an active researcher or specialist for not less than 5 years. This does not exclude administrators, providing they were personally involved in research or related activities during the year. Where disability is involved, nominees must have engaged in research within 36 months prior to the month of the award presentation.
    3. Be judged as a researcher or specialist on the following bases:
      • Creative ability and adherence to sound scientific philosophy and scholarly principles.
      • Important contributions pertaining to research and/or development in the meat industry. These contributions shall include, but not be limited to, published research data, plans, methods, processes, devices, or inventions that are significant and beneficial to the meat industry through either theoretical or practical application.
      • Diversification of activities, such as directing graduate/post-doctoral student programs; organizing/chairing special conferences/symposia; invited lectures/participation; service on the nominee’s university/company/agency committees, etc. (Not all of these activities are necessary for consideration for the award.)
      • Recognition by the scientific community, such as honors and awards, participation on state, national and international committees, panels or commissions, etc.
      • Service to animal agriculture and related industries.

     


    Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award

    Award: An appropriately engraved plaque

    Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions or service to the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Program.

    Eligibility: The nominee must:

    1. Have made distinguished and meritorious contributions to the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Program.
    2. Display characteristics of loyalty, enthusiasm and dedication to the meat industry.
    3. Not be an officer of the Coaches Association in the year nominated.

    Special Instructions  

    Nominator must be an active AMSA member, and may not be a current officer of the Coaches Association Executive Committee. Do NOT submit a separate list of publications and presentations.

     


    Achievement Award

    Award: An engraved wristwatch and a plaque

    Purpose: To recognize and foster development of young AMSA members (academic, industry, government) who have demonstrated significant skills in muscle foods research/technology that contributes to the animal products industry and the American Meat Science Association.

    Eligibility: The nominee must have:

    1. demonstrated early on, innovation and aggressive leadership, which has resulted in a successful track record of accomplishments and promises greater contributions to the meat industry in years to come.
    2. been an AMSA Professional member for no more than 10 years. In the case that a nominee is ineligible for AMSA awards due to service as an AMSA director, this restriction may be extended to account for years of service as an AMSA director.

    Special Instructions

    The nomination statement should include a discussion of the nominee’s early career contribution’s including their significance to the meat science. The statement should be as complete as possible without exceeding four (4) double spaced, type written pages.

    This information may include such accomplishments as patents, trademarks, non-proprietary projects, number of products developed, number of students graduated, number/amounts of grants obtained, improvements in products or processes which have resulted in production efficiencies, novel process developments, development of managerial skills, and any other activities indicative of achievement in industry, academia or government.

    A discussion of the Nominee’s involvement with AMSA should be included. Information on numbers of publications (peer-reviewed articles as senior author; peer reviewed articles as contributing author; book chapters; extension bulletins; trade publications; abstracts) and presentations may be included in this statement.

    Do NOT submit a separate list of publications and presentations.


    International Lectureship Award

    Purpose:

    • To honor an individual for internationally recognized contributions to the field of meat science and technology.
    • To recognize the recipient’s active leadership and promotion of international activities in fostering cooperation and open communication, and the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of society through meat science and technology.
    • To provide an opportunity for the recipient to share his/her expertise with the AMSA membership.
      To enhance, expand and promote the international scope of the AMSA.

    Selection: The Reciprocal Meat Conference Program Planning Committee will select the recipient of the award based on the eligibility criteria. The committee will request recommendations from the AMSA membership, but is free to select any individual who meets the following criteria. The recommendation must include the name and affiliation of the individual and a brief statement of qualification, no more than 2 pages. Nominations are submitted in August for voting on October, please contact Deidrea Mabry , dmabry@meatscience.org for more information.

    Eligibility: The Award Winner must:

    • Be an internationally recognized individual who has made distinguished and meritorious contributions to meat science and technology. Particular attention will be paid to longtime benefits of these contributions on the international scene.
    • Be active in current research.
    • Agree to give a presentation to the membership of the AMSA at the Reciprocal Meat Conference in the year the award is conferred. The subject of the presentation will deal primarily with the individual’s research interests.

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