It was two years ago when I first came across a poster that read "Alltech Young Scientist Competition" while on my way to the reading room. I found it interesting and time was available, so I decided to look into the details. I met Dr. Ao and Miss Luo from Alltech and Dr. Ao's speech was so inspiring that I decided take part in the competition. However, it was my second year in university and I did not yet know how prepare a paper. I asked my physiology teacher for help. She is a reference professor and was my tutor. A few days later, I joined in her group.
I have worked in a number research jobs in the Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Lab of Professor Li, from 2010 -2012, as a lab assistant. During this period, I totally focused on my objectives. During the last two years, I have achieved proficiency in experimental methods and the operation of various experimental instruments.
When the competition opened, I submitted my paper without hesitation. On 21 Mar 2013, I received an email. I could not believe that I had been selected as the Asia Pacific Region 1st Place Undergraduate winner for the Alltech Young Scientist competition. When I was informed of the announcement of my nomination, I couldn't believe it.
In fact, I am still not sure that I really deserve this honor, because I know that each year the number of well-qualified participants from China exceeds the number that can win a spot in the competition. The selection process is highly competitive. I believe that they also deserve this award and so I will try hard to represent them all in accepting this honor and competing in Lexington. I am indeed very excited about the trip to Lexington, Kentucky, USA for the Alltech Young Scientist global competition.
Kentucky, I'm coming!
Alltech Young Scientist Featured Posts
This is a featured post from an Alltech Young Scientist Finalist who will be traveling to Symposium in May to present their work. To learn more about the Alltech Young Scientist Competition, please visit the AYS page.