Curtis Youngs named 2012 American Society of Animal Science Teaching Fellow
July 16, 2012 – Curtis Youngs, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University, received the 20120 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Teaching Fellow for his continued dedication and contribution to the teaching of Animal Science. This award was given at the ASAS national conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Youngs has been teaching at the university level for nearly three decades, beginning his career as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. Youngs spent time on the Animal Science faculty at the University of Idaho, and continued to contribute to students and to the livestock industry as an animal science faculty member at Iowa State University, where he spent the majority of his career. At ISU, Youngs developed a number of courses for the Department of Animal Science, and collaboratively created an animal biotechnology course.
Youngs earned his Bachelor of Science and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1981 and 1985 respectively. He has served as an academic advisor for 60 undergraduate students each year; his highly engaging teaching style motivates students to think outside the box and pursue unique opportunities. Youngs currently serves on the editorial board of the NACRA Journal and he has served on the teaching program committee of the Midwest section of ASAS. Youngs is also active in providing service to agriculture and allied agencies.
The ASAS Fellow is presented to animal scientists who have rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and have had continuous membership in the ASAS for a minimum of 25 years. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.