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1 A Sa S Animals, Science and Service American Society of Animal Science

2 Outline Animal sciences … an identity crisis? About the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) … an infomercial. Membership … benefits and rewards. Animal sciences and ASAS in the future … challenges and opportunities. Call to service … ASAS wants YOU! Animals, Science and Service

3 Should we be applied or basic? Is this portion of the identity crisis a problem? The Animal Science Identity Crisis

4 Is this portion of the identity crisis a problem? What is the definition of an animal?

5 What is the definition of an animal scientist? Is this portion of the identity crisis a problem? The Animal Science Identity Crisis

6 Can we agree within animal science? Is this portion of the identity crisis a problem? The Animal Science Identity Crisis

7 Who are animal science students? Is this portion of the identity crisis a problem? The Animal Science Identity Crisis

8 Changing Demographics in Animal Science Undergraduate Students Based on data collected from 11 Land Grant Universities with animal science departments.

9 We have to take changes in demographics seriously … Animals, Science and Service

10 Other Changes New fields and/or change in emphasis within animal science departments –Equine programs –Companion animal programs –Animal behavior/welfare –Laboratory animal programs –Environmental management Smaller animal science departments Career goals of students Animals, Science and Service

11 More Options Academic jobs in animal science departments Extension jobs Industry jobs within animal science Biomedical jobs Human/animal pharmaceuticals Government Academic jobs in other departments Government, Animal Health/Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Academic, Human Pharmaceutical, Non-Profit Animal Science

12 Has all this changed ASAS? Animals, Science and Service

13 Outline Animal sciences … an identity crisis? About the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) … an infomercial. Animals, Science and Service

14 The Beginning Began on Jul 28, 1908 at Cornell University. Animal nutritionists representing 13 agricultural experiment stations and USDA formed permanent organization with focus on animal nutrition research. Plan for organization presented during International Livestock Exposition in Chicago that fall. American Society of Animal Nutrition was formed on Nov 26, Name changed to American Society of Animal Production in Official name became American Society of Animal Science in Animals, Science and Service

15 First professional papers presented at Livestock Exposition Hall in Chicago, Nov 27-29, Animals, Science and Service

16 Sections Midwest Southern Northeast West Animals, Science and Service

17 FASS Federation of Animal Science Societies 1998

18 Total Membership ASAS March 2010

19 Professional Members ASAS March 2010

20 Graduate Student Members ASAS March 2010

21 Undergraduate Members ASAS March 2010

22 The Mission Today To discover, disseminate and apply scientific knowledge for sustainable use of animals for food and other human needs. Animals, Science and Service

23 The Vision Today Leading source of new knowledge and perspectives in animal science. Animals, Science and Service

24 The Leadership Today ASAS Board of Directors Animals, Science and Service

25 Graduate Directors Cassandra Jones Doctoral Candidate Iowa State University Heather Muse White Postdoctoral Research Fellow Indiana University School of Medicine

26 The Society Today Professional society –Networking opportunities –Job placement –Career development –Bridge between basic and applied –Bridge between academics, industry and government Animals, Science and Service

27 The Society Today Tangible member services –Journal of Animal Science (JAS) Animals, Science and Service

28 Journal of Animal Science (JAS) Premier journal in animal science –ISI impact factor –#1 animal science journal –Most frequently cited periodical in its topic areas –On-line and in paper form Animals, Science and Service

29 The Society Today Tangible member services –Journal of Animal Science (JAS) –Annual meetings –Sectional meetings –Membership directory –Leadership opportunities –On-line (www.asas.org)www.asas.org Animals, Science and Service

30 ASAS On-Line Animals, Science and Service

31 ASAS On-Line

32 Animals, Science and Service ASAS On-Line

33 Animals, Science and Service ASAS On-Line

34 What’s new? Animals, Science and Service

35 What’s coming soon? Peer-reviewed Clearing house and repository for ideas and tools for animal science educators System for evaluating scholarly contributions by animal science educators. American Society of Animal Science

36 What’s coming in the future? American Society of Animal Science External Stakeholders Website

37 … More about Student Membership Animals, Science and Service

38 Graduate Student Membership $20 Available to any regularly enrolled graduate student, who is certified by an advisor and does not hold a full-time job. Membership must be certified annually. Animals, Science and Service

39 “My advice to young professionals in animal science is to join ASAS and get involved — it will be the best investment of time and energy they could ever make.” Dr. Michael Galyean Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University and ASAS member for 35 years Animals, Science and Service

40 “Opportunities through ASAS allow graduate students to take an active role in discussing research with colleagues, network with university and industry professionals, gain valuable career skills, and become a more active face of animal science. Heather White ASAS Graduate Director Animals, Science and Service

41 “I became an ASAS member to attend my first sectional meeting. Five years later, my ASAS membership has allowed me to travel to conferences across the country, helped me network with future employers and colleagues, and further developed my leadership abilities.” Cassie Jones ASAS Graduate Director Animals, Science and Service

42 “Some of our newest activities have put animal sciences in new places: On Facebook, Twitter, a blog, Washington, D.C., and universities and companies across the world. Graduate students are very involved in all of these ventures.” Heather White ASAS Graduate Director Animals, Science and Service

43 ASAS Graduate Student Website Animals, Science and Service

44 Student-Focused Blog Animals, Science and Service

45 Student-Focused Blog

46 Graduate Student Member Benefits Full on-line access to JAS Reduced registration fees for meetings Eligibility for awards and travel grants Animals, Science and Service

47 Travel Grants H. Allen Tucker Scholarship Joe Fontenot Appreciation Club Scholarship Endowments dedicated to support graduate student travel and participation in annual and sectional ASAS meetings Animals, Science and Service

48 Graduate Student Member Benefits Full on-line access to JAS Reduced registration fees for meetings Eligibility for awards and travel grants Access to career, manuscript and grant writing workshops Networking Development of leadership skills Meeting colleagues Career placement and development Animals, Science and Service

49 ASAS Student Survey 315 responses 268 complete surveys 2010 membership –748 graduate students –539 undergraduates Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

50 Without data, all you are is just another person with an opinion. Unknown ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

51 Type of Membership ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

52 Section ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

53 Area of Study ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

54 Primary Species of Interest ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

55 Career Goals ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

56 Initiation of Membership ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

57 Why become a member? ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

58 How did you become aware of ASAS? ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

59 1.Scientific meetings 2.Networking Faculty Industry leaders Peers 3.Career development tools 4.Job market information What is the most important role of ASAS at this stage of your career? ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

60 Online Services Used ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

61 Yes: 51.3% No: 1.3% Maybe: 47.4% Will you continue to be a member after graduation? ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

62 Yes: 51.3% No: 1.3% Maybe: 47.4% Will you continue to be a member after graduation? ASAS Student Survey Allison Meyer and Heather White 2010 JAM

63 Outline Animal sciences … an identity crisis? About the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) … an infomercial. Membership … benefits and rewards. Animals, Science and Service

64 Basic Benefits of Professional Societies Exclusive online resources Networking opportunities Education Free or discounted publications Conferences and seminars Support system Political clout Civic leadership Animals, Science and Service

65 Reasons to Join ASAS Mentoring and networking opportunities Current scientific and production developments Fostering high standards and professional developments in animal science Full on-line access to JAS Reduced fees to attend meetings and submit manuscripts to JAS Eligible to serve on Board of Directors or society committees Animals, Science and Service

66 Membership Bundling ASAS and ESS ASAS and EAAP More to come … Animals, Science and Service

67 Outline Animal sciences … an identity crisis? About the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) … an infomercial. Membership … benefits and rewards. Animal sciences and ASAS in the future … challenges and opportunities. Animals, Science and Service

68 Future Challenges for ASAS Remaining relevant Member services General in a specific world “Good old boy image” Animals, Science and Service

69 What will make us different?

70 Future Challenges in Animal Science Tendency to talk about scientific issues Image problem –Agricultural image problem –Research image problem –Animal welfare image problem How to combat –Reliance on good quality science –Grass roots Animals, Science and Service

71 Outline Animal sciences … an identity crisis? About the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) … an infomercial. Membership … benefits and rewards. Animal sciences and ASAS in the future … challenges and opportunities. Call to service … ASAS wants YOU! Animals, Science and Service

72 Why? Stronger voice Increased political clout Greater leadership More mentors Shared knowledge Source of new answers/solutions Support system Animals, Science and Service

73 “Graduate student involvement in the American Society of Animal Science is good for both the person and the society.” Dr. Jim Oltjen ASAS Past-President

74 … An Infomercial for the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) American Society of Animal Science

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