Broadening the Freshman Experience - ACBS 102 Lab

Nov. 3, 2021

This Fall semester, the teaching team for the animal sciences introductory course redesigned the lab experience to broaden the freshman experience for incoming ACBS students. The goal of the redesign was to showcase an area of ACBS teaching and research expertise each week of the course. Dr. Dieter Steklis, interim Director of ACBS, explained that “the purpose of this new lab format is to expose students to a wide array of potential career options within ACBS early in their undergraduate years so they can keep several choices in mind.”

In addition, this format makes our talented faculty more approachable since each weekly topic is taught by a different faculty member. “During lab, students are interacting with the faculty, which makes it easier to imagine taking their more advanced courses later or approach them to get involved in their research,” said Course Coordinator, Dr. Crista Coppola.

Topics covered this semester:

  • Meat Sciences
  • Sheep Management
  • Companion Animals
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Racetrack Industry
  • Equine Science
  • Animal Genomics
  • Captive Wild Animal Management
  • Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Beef Cattle Management