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Alltech Searches the Globe to Find the Next Extraordinary Minds in Science

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] - Alltech will harvest thousands of research papers from brilliant young thinkers around the world throughout 2013 to select the next winners of the Alltech Young Scientist Awards.

Registration has opened for undergraduate and graduate students interested in submitting experimental research or scientific review papers for the 2013-2014 competition. Regional winners will receive cash prizes, and eight finalists will be invited to compete for top honors during Alltech’s 30th International Symposium in 2014. The winning graduate and undergraduate students will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 scholarship respectively.

Scientific papers submitted may cover topics including veterinary science, animal nutrition, feed technology, sustainability, agricultural management, marketing, environmental science and economics. Papers will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Registration and paper submission is available online and will close Dec. 31, 2013.

“For Alltech, what could be more important that rewarding young people who are driven by science?” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Every year, more and more students send us their research with hopes of standing out in a crowd of candidates representing countries from around the world. Alltech is proud to provide an avenue for future leaders in diverse fields of science to compete at the highest level.”

Regional winners for the 2012-2013 competition will be announced in March. The 2012-2013 regional finalists will travel to Lexington, Ky., to compete in the final during the 29th International Symposium, May 19-22, 2013. 

“The students who are successful in this wide-reaching competition will address the world’s impending agricultural puzzles with solutions founded on science,” said Dr. Inge Russell, director of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition. “Our Young Scientists are in a class above the rest – their research sheds light on how science steers our world to a better future.”

Alltech received nearly 8,000 registrations for the international competition in 2012, with the goal of increasing registrants by 50 percent in 2013. For more information about the Alltech Young Scientist Awards, visit www.alltech.com/education/alltech-young-scientist/about.

Graduate student Qian Wang received the graduate Alltech Young Scientist Award in 2012 for her research on preventing greenhouse gas emissions (nitrous oxide) from invading agricultural soil. Wang completed undergraduate studies in China and pursued graduate work at the University of California-Davis. She is pictured with Dr. Inge Russell, director of the Alltech Young Scientist Program, and Dr. Mark Lyons, vice president of Alltech, during the 28th International Symposium.