|Animal Science: Sustainable Animal Husbandry|
|Dates:||July 15-August 4, 2012 (3 weeks)|
|Credits:||3 (see course)|
(see eligibility requirements)
|Apply by:||May 11, 2012|
Melanie Soberon teaches in the Department of Animal Science in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. After earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science and life science communications from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Soberon came to Cornell University to earn her master's in animal science, working in sheep nutrition. Her current Ph.D. dissertation work is in the area of ruminant nutrition, in which she studies the effects of feed-derived compounds on milk quality and sensory properties. In 2009, she won the Emerging Scientist Competition at the American Forage and Grassland Council annual meeting.
"It is an awesome responsibility to lead a classroom of individuals in a journey of knowledge. I strive to leave each student with some additional perspectives of animal science and agriculture than those with which they entered the classroom as well as increased confidence in their own understanding of animal science." — Melanie Soberon
Soberon has taught or assisted in the following Cornell undergraduate courses: ANSC 3800 Sheep, ANSC 3600 Beef Cattle, ANSC 2120 Animal Nutrition, ANSC 2210 Principles of Animal Genetics, and ANSC 1160 Animal Agriculture and Society. This is her second year teaching ANSC 1120 Sustainable Animal Husbandry. In addition to being named a Cornell University Outstanding Teaching Assistant in 2009, she was awarded a 2010-11 Future Faculty Teaching Certificate Fellowship by the Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence.