This fund was formed to recognize the contributions of Dr. Harold Hafs to the American Society of Animal Science. Beginning in 2010, the money from this club is being used in collaboration with money from the Zimbelman, Glenn & Britt Appreciation Clubs to support an undergraduate animal agriculture policy internship in Washington, D.C.
Harold Hafs has been a pioneer in developing techniques to freeze semen and synchronize estrus in cattle, with over 324 published papers and abstracts. He has published extensively on pituitary and hypothalamic control of reproduction, and he was a major contributor to understanding pubertal development. In service, Hafs accepted professional responsibilities within ASAS, ADSA, and SSR. In ASAS for example, he initiated peer reviews of abstracts for the Physiology and Endocrinology section, served on the Board of Directors, and was a founding member and chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Hafs has also contributed his expertise for NIH, FDA, NRC, NAAB, and USDA. As examples of leadership, he was chair of the Department of Dairy Science at Michigan State University, vice president for Animal Science at Merck, and chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University. From 1995 on, he has coordinated the Animal Science Education Consortium of 15 institutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, presently creating digital image galleries at the National Agricultural Library to enhance teaching in the animal sciences nationally. Hafs enjoyed mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and enhanced careers for faculty at numerous institutions in the United States as well as in several other countries.
Value of club as of 1/2017: $43,041
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Science Policy Summer Internship. The deadline for application is October 21, 2016. Please click here for requirements and application instructions.
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2014 Zimbelman-Hafs Public Policy Interns:
Morgan Gaither, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Lillian Rogers, University of Vermont
2013 Zimbelman-Hafs Public Policy Interns:
Jessie Nickerson, West Virginia State University
Jordan Hieber, North Dakota State University
2012 Zimbelman-Hafs Public Policy Interns:
Chris Gambino, Washington State University
Megan Bryant, Oklahoma State University
2011 Zimbelman-Hafs Scientific Policy Interns:
Benjamin Williamson, University of Arkansas
2010 Zimbelman-Hafs Scientific Policy Intern:
Carolyn Gravatte, University of Kentucky
Podcast with Pierce Bennett
Public Policy Intern Pierce Bennett talks about his experiences in Washington D.C.
Date: August, 2015
Public Policy Intern, Maci Lienemann, talks about her experiences in Washington D.C.
Date: August, 2015