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Brooks presented two scientific awards at Corpus ASAS-Southern Section

image image A standout Texas Tech animal science professor was honored with two major awards on Feb. 8 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science-Southern Section in Corpus Christi. Program officials noted that Tech’s Chance Brooks “is an innovative researcher who has made outstanding contributions the livestock industry.”

Brooks, an associate professor of meat science with Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, received the 2010 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in Research and 2011 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in Education.

In addition to his teaching duties, Brooks’ research focuses on value-added meat products, meat packaging systems, food safety, and meat palatability. He has secured more than $2.7 million in extramural funding since 2000.

His teaching innovations include development of public food show for his processed meats class and creation the first honors course in meat science at Texas Tech in 2005. In addition, Brooks advises more than 100 undergraduate students and serves on the committees of 21 graduate students.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty in 2003, Brooks served as an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Texas Tech. His doctorate in animal science is from Texas A&M.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Leslie Thompson, chairman and professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at 806-742-2805 ext 224 or leslie.thompson@ttu.edu

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