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February 2011

Release Date: Feb. 14, 2011ASU Logo

ASU Graduate Wins Range Management Research Award

Kendall Tidwell, who graduated from Angelo State University in December, won second place in the Student Research Poster Contest at the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) 64th annual international meeting last week in Billings, Mont.

Tidwell’s research project was titled “Do Super Juniper Eating Sires Produce Super Juniper Eating Offspring?” His poster was one of 120 displayed during the annual meeting, of which more than 100 were entered in the contest. His runner-up finish was the highest placing ever for an ASU student in the annual SRM poster contest.

The posters were displayed in four-hour sessions, during which the students presented their research findings and answered questions from a panel of judges. The posters were scored based on visual appeal, layout, content and the verbal communication of the student presenters.

A native of Snyder, Tidwell graduated in December with a Master’s Degree in animal science. He was mentored on his research project by ASU Agriculture Department faculty members Dr. Cody Scott, Dr. Mike Salisbury and Corey Owens.

The SRM is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members are concerned with studying, conserving, managing and sustaining the varied resources of the rangelands, which comprise nearly half the land in the world. Established in 1948, SRM has over 4,000 members in 48 countries, including many developing nations. SRM’s members are land managers, scientists, educators, students, producers and conservationists. The mission of the SRM is to promote the professional development and continuing education of members and the public, and the stewardship of rangeland resources.