UW students compete in Meat Science Quiz Bowl

Eight students represented the University of Wyoming earlier this month during the 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference.

The event was hosted virtually by the American Science Association and held jointly with the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology.

Two teams of UW students competed in the Meat Science Quiz Bowl, and a student from Lingle earned second high individual honors and received a scholarship in the competition.

McKensie Harris, assistant lecturer in UW’s Department of Animal Science, said the students joined the competition via Zoom from their hometowns, houses in Laramie or remote internship locations, using an online buzzer system to buzz-in and answer questions during the event.

In all, 21 teams from 13 schools competed, answering questions related to meat and muscle biology, meat processing, alternative meats, meat evaluation and international markets among topics. The competition was viewed by an international audience.

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