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Animals,
Science and
Service
American Society of Animal Science
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
The Animal Science Identity Crisis
Should we be applied or basic?
Is this portion of the identity crisis
a problem?
The Animal Science Identity Crisis
What is the definition of an animal?
Is this portion of the identity crisis
a problem?
The Animal Science Identity Crisis
What is the definition of an animal scientist?
Is this portion of the identity crisis
a problem?
The Animal Science Identity Crisis
Can we agree within animal science?
Is this portion of the identity crisis
a problem?
The Animal Science Identity Crisis
Who are animal science students?
Is this portion of the identity crisis
a problem?
Undergraduate Students
Changing Demographics in
Animal Science
140
120
100
80
Enrolled
60
Female
40
Farm Background
20
0
1985
1995
2005
Based on data collected from 11 Land Grant Universities
with animal science departments.
We have to take
changes in
demographics
seriously …
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Other Changes
• New fields and/or change in emphasis within
animal science departments
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Equine programs
Companion animal programs
Animal behavior/welfare
Laboratory animal programs
Environmental management
• Smaller animal science departments
• Career goals of students
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More Options
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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
Has all this
changed
ASAS?
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Outline
• Animal sciences … an identity crisis?
• About the American Society of Animal
Science (ASAS) … an infomercial.
Animals, Science and Service
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, 1908.
Name changed to American Society of Animal Production in 1915.
Official name became American Society of Animal Science in 1961.
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First professional papers
presented at Livestock
Exposition Hall in Chicago,
Nov 27-29, 1909.
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Sections
West
Northeast
Midwest
Southern
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FASS
Federation of Animal Science Societies
1998
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Total Membership
4600
4500
4400
4300
4200
4100
4000
3900
3800
3700
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
ASAS
March 2010
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
Professional Members
3500
3000
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
ASAS
March 2010
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
Graduate Student Members
800
700
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
ASAS
March 2010
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
Undergraduate Members
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
ASAS
March 2010
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
The Mission Today
To discover, disseminate
and apply scientific
knowledge for sustainable
use of animals for food and
other human needs.
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The Vision Today
Leading source of new
knowledge and
perspectives in animal
science.
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The Leadership Today
ASAS Board of Directors 2010-2011
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Graduate Directors
Cassandra Jones
Doctoral Candidate
Iowa State University
Heather Muse White
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Indiana University School of Medicine
The Society Today
• Professional society
– Networking opportunities
– Job placement
– Career development
– Bridge between basic and applied
– Bridge between academics, industry and
government
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The Society Today
• Tangible member services
– Journal of Animal Science (JAS)
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Journal of Animal Science (JAS)
• Premier journal in
animal science
– ISI impact factor 2.467
– #1 animal science
journal
– Most frequently cited
periodical in its topic
areas
– On-line and in paper
form
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The Society Today
• Tangible member services
– Journal of Animal Science (JAS)
– Annual meetings
– Sectional meetings
– Membership directory
– Leadership opportunities
– On-line (www.asas.org)
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ASAS On-Line
www.asas.org
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ASAS On-Line
www.asas.org
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ASAS On-Line
www.asas.org
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ASAS On-Line
www.asas.org
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What’s new?
www.asas.org
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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
What’s coming in the
future?
External Stakeholders Website
American Society of Animal Science
… More about Student
Membership
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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.
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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ASAS Graduate Student Website
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Student-Focused Blog
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Student-Focused Blog
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Graduate Student Member
Benefits
• Full on-line access to JAS
• Reduced registration fees for meetings
• Eligibility for awards and travel grants
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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
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Graduate Student Member
Benefits
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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
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ASAS Student Survey
• 315 responses
• 268 complete surveys
• 2010 membership
– 748 graduate students
– 539 undergraduates
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Without data, all
you are is just
another person
with an opinion.
Unknown
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Type of Membership
PhD
MS
Undergrad
Post-docs
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2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Section
Midwest
Southern
International
Western
Unsure
Northeast
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
35
Area of Study
30
Ruminant Nutrition
25
Non-Ruminant Nutrition
20
Physiology
Management/Systems
15
Breeding & Genetics
10
Meats/Muscle Biology
5
Other
0
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
60
50
40
30
20
10
Primary Species of
Interest
Beef cattle
Swine
Dairy cattle
Sheep/goats
Horses
Companion animals
Zoo
0
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
60
50
Career Goals
Academic
Government
40
30
20
Extension
R&D
Sales/Tech Service
Teaching (non-tenure)
10
0
Zoo
Other
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Initiation of
Membership
MS
Undergrad
PhD
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Why become
a member?
To attend meeting
Advisor suggested
Learn about ASAS
For networking
Other
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2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
How did you
become aware
of ASAS?
Advisor
JAS
Website
Other faculty
Other
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2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
What is the
most important
role of ASAS at
this stage of
your career?
1. Scientific meetings
2. Networking
Faculty
Industry leaders
Peers
3. Career development tools
4. Job market information
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
90
80
70
Online Services
Used
Website
Graduate Student Website
60
Facebook
50
40
e-Career tool
30
Webinars
20
Graduate BULLiten blog
10
Twitter
0
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Will you continue to be a member
after graduation?
Yes: 51.3%
No: 1.3%
Maybe: 47.4%
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
ASAS Student Survey
Will you continue to be a member
after graduation?
Yes: 51.3%
No: 1.3%
Maybe: 47.4%
Allison Meyer and Heather White
2010 JAM
Outline
• Animal sciences … an identity crisis?
• About the American Society of Animal
Science (ASAS) … an infomercial.
• Membership … benefits and rewards.
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Basic Benefits of Professional
Societies
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Exclusive online resources
Networking opportunities
Education
Free or discounted publications
Conferences and seminars
Support system
Political clout
Civic leadership
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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
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Membership Bundling
ASAS and ESS
ASAS and EAAP
More to come …
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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.
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Future Challenges for ASAS
• Remaining relevant
• Member services
• General in a specific world
• “Good old boy image”
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What will make us
different?
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
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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!
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Why?
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Stronger voice
Increased political clout
Greater leadership
More mentors
Shared knowledge
Source of new
answers/solutions
• Support system
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“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
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… An Infomercial for
the American
Society of Animal
Science (ASAS)
American Society of Animal Science
American Society of Animal Science

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