Apr 30

AYS Finalist: Amanda Pesqueira - An Exciting Research Path from Brazil to Kentucky

AYS Finalist: Amanda Pesqueira - An Exciting Research Path from Brazil to Kentucky

When I was in the second year of my undergraduate courses in Brazil, one of my professors asked if anyone was interested in doing a research project with her. I didn't really know that we could do research after just a couple years in college, so I was interested to learn more about it. After that class, I talked to her about it. She told me that I would work with bees, and that I would receive an R$300.00 (Reais - Brazil, around USD$150.00 in 2009) scholarship and that would go towards my curriculum cost.

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Apr 25

AYS Finalist: Nimesha Fernando

AYS Finalist: Nimesha Fernando

It was early morning on the 11th of December 2012 when I opened my student portal. I noticed an email from one of my supervisors about a paper competition. “Yes it is a good idea” I thought. I was eager to read if I was eligible or not and double clicked on the link provided. I discovered that I was eligible, but what bad timing; the research paper had to be submitted before the 31st of December, exactly 20 more days to write a paper.

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Apr 23

AYS Finalist: Nelson Pena - If It Was Possible Despite All

AYS Finalist: Nelson Pena - If It Was Possible Despite All

Being a researcher has been one of my most important goals in recent years and the research I did was the key point in deciding on this vocation, which I am so passionate about. Taking part in the Alltech Young Scientist came about because a friend suggested that I participate in the competition the year before. They thought that my research could win the regional competition, but due to fate, I could not participate that year.

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Apr 22

You Are What Your Food Ate

You Are What Your Food Ate

The Alltech Arena was abuzz with third-graders this Friday for the Ag Adventures Farm Field Day, an annual field trip where students from around the county are invited to come learn about agriculture.  While cycling through stations, children learned about everything from how to milk a cow to farm safety and beyond.

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