The Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry Academic Quadrathlon took place Feb. 18-21. A total of 14 teams competed to represent K-State at the regional competition during the Midwest Society of Animal Science meetings in Omaha, Neb., March 10-12. Members of the champion team were Derek Neal, Mullen, Neb.; Kyndall Norris, Riley, Kan.; Amanda Roth, Green, Kan.; and Mark Jameson, Wallace, Neb.
Each team participated in four events: laboratory practicum, written exam, oral presentation and quiz bowl.
In the laboratory practicum, the team demonstrated application of animal sciences knowledge to animal management and care. The work at each station usually involves a species such as beef or swine or a disciplinary area such as physiology or meats.
The written exam questions may involve any area related to animal production and products. Each team worked on one exam, dividing the questions as they chose.
In the oral presentation, the students chose from a list of topics related to animal agriculture and have two weeks to prepare a 10- to 14-minute presentation on the topic.
In the quiz bowl, questions may be on any topic that relates to animal agriculture and that can be answered quickly.
On their way to earning overall champion honors, the team placed second in the quiz bowl, written exam and oral presentation, and third place in the laboratory practicum.
These individuals will receive a $200 scholarship and custom belt buckles crafted by Max Lang Buckles, Houston, Texas. Fifteen-year sponsor of the K-State Academic Quadrathlon and the K-State team is Fourth & Pomeroy Associates, Clay Center, Kan.Source: Kansas State University News Service, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.