By Hannah Cunningham
The 2017 WSASAS Graduate Student Mixer was a huge success! This mixer was located at both Sidestreet and Proof Distillers in Fargo, N.D. Students from across the section were able to visit about their programs and make new friends. There were 70 registered for the event! Tours of the distillery, pool games, and darts provided an enjoyable evening for everyone. We also would like to thank both establishments for making donations to the event as well as NDSU Carnivore Catering for their donations. Because of their contributions this event was a great success.
The WSASAS Graduate Student Lunch and Learn was attended by nearly 50 students. Dr. Mark Miranda, National Program Leader for the Animal Nutrition, Growth and Reproduction Division of Animal Systems presented, “Grant Writing Tips for Success: Ten Thing You Must Do.” Dr. Mirando also reviewed the NIFA Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships program. Following this Dr. Jennifer Hernandez-Gifford, Dr. Shanna Ivey and Dr. Allison Meyer joined Dr. Mirando for a panel discussion. Students heard great advice on strategies for grant writing and left the lunch and learn inspired for our future grant writing endeavors.