Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Univeristy: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Section Awarded: National
Gloris A. Casas Bedoya, Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Sponsored by: Agri-King, Inc.
Gloria A. Casas is a PhD student at the University of Illinois, where she works in the Laboratory of Dr. Hans H Stein. She received a MS degree and a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the National University of Colombia in Bogota, and she has experience as a University instructor and from working in the Colombian swine industry. Gloria’s Doctoral research has focused on determining the nutritional value of rice co-products fed to pigs. She has published 18 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and 11 abstracts and conference proceedings. Gloria has been recognized with several awards from the University of Illinois and from the American Society of Animal Science including the Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award, the Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award, and the ASAS Midwest Young Scholar Award. Upon completion of her PhD degree, Ms. Casas will return to Colombia where she will be a professor at the National University in Bogota.