More than 1,100 scientists attended the meeting, including two UF faculty members who also presented at the meeting.
Brian Whitaker, Ph.D., assistant professor of animal sciences, and Greg Arburn, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance, presented a poster about a cross-curricular project to create a futures market trading game; the game is being used in a swine production class.
Sarah Waibel (Cuyahoga Falls), Casey Durfey (Adrian, Mich.) and Nicole Diefenbacher (Cincinnati) presented oral abstracts, and Ben Bennett (Mount Vernon) presented a poster abstract.
Crystal Shilling, a recent UF alumna (Westerville), was awarded second place overall in the undergraduate oral competition, placing higher than 17 other undergraduate presenters. She received an engraved plaque and monetary award.
Karlie Ledergerber (Tecumseh, Mich.) was awarded third place overall in the undergraduate poster competition, placing higher than 15 other undergraduate posters. She also received an engraved plaque and a monetary award.