Chad Pilcher is one of the two ASAS Graduate Directors for the Midwestern section.
Location: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Area of research: Swine Nutrition
Favorite song to play in the lab: It’s My Life (by Bon Jovi) or anything by Garth Brooks
A tip for surviving grad school: Stay balanced. Research and coursework are extremely important; however, take opportunities to learn more about your future industry and always take time to relax and have fun.
Favorite meal on a grad student schedule: I love to cook (when I find time), especially with pork. My favorite is boneless pork loin on the grill.
When I’m not in working I: Cheer for my alma mater (Illinois Fighting Illini), grill and golf.
Plans as a Graduate Director: Plan events for students to network with other students
Place you’d love to travel: China