5th W. E. Petersen Symposium

"Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Science Education"

Presented by the Department of Animal Science

The 5th W. E. Petersen Symposium focused on graduate education and provided an overview of the needs in the Animal Sciences and what the future holds for students in Animal Science graduate programs. The goals of this symposium were to: 1) identify priority areas and the specifc courses graduate students will need in the future to be successful, and 2) develop strategies for cooperation between universities in offering needed courses in an efficient and sustainable manner.

Symposium Presentations:


  • Future Graduate Education Needs—An Industry Perspective
    - Ronnie Green, Pfizer Animal Genetics
  • Animal Breeding and Quantitative Genetics On-Line: A solution to a Dilemma in Graduate Education
    - Ron Lewis, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech University