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2020 Student Quiz Bowl

What’s new for Pittsburgh 2020?

1) 2020 Student Chapter of the Year (SCOTY) Award: We are pleased to announce the annual recognition of the most outstanding SFT student chapter. This award will be based on established criteria (see SCOTY application) and will focus on student involvement both at their respective schools as well as at the national meeting. The first place team will be awarded $1,000 and the second place team will be awarded $500.The winning chapters will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Friday evening, July 24.

Cost: None

Action needed: Complete the one-page SCOTY application form at the end of the academic year (May 2020) and submit by June 1, 2020.Form and guidelines are available here.

2) Quiz Bowl: The Merck Student Quiz Bowl will be held on Thursday evening during the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception.This event will feature teams of three students from each chapter and will include questions covering theriogenology in all species. The master of ceremonies for the competition will be Mr. Ron McDaniel, National Equine Sales Manager for Merck Animal Health and SFT cowboy poet laureate. Winning team members will each receive a personal prize as well as a cash award for their chapter ($300 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd) and points toward winning the 2020 SCOTY Award.

Cost: None

Action needed: Complete the Merck Student Quiz Bowl application here by June 1, 2020 to reserve a spot for your team. Names of your team members should be confirmed at that time. Team members must be student SFT members that have completed either first, second or third year of vet school (sorry, new grads are not eligible for this event).

**NEW** For a team’s application to be complete, their advisor must submit 5 potential quiz bowl questions via email to Dr. Hilari French ( by the registration deadline. Questions which include pictures are highly encouraged.


Student Travel grants are available through the Theriogenology Foundation to those students who are presenting or participating on a Merck Student Quiz Bowl team in Savannah. Deadline for application is June 1.For more information click here.

3) T-shirt Design Competition: Student SFT clubs are becoming famous for their shirts. Does your SFT student chapter have a fun t-shirt design? Bring them to Savannah for the annual SFT T-shirt Design competition.

Shirts will be on display in a central area at the meeting and all attendees will be given a ballot for voting. The chapter with the winning t-shirt design will receive a cash award ($300 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd) as well as points toward winning the 2020 SCOTY Award. Each chapter that participates will also have the option to sell their shirts during during the conference for extra fundraising dollars if they so choose. (If you offer shirts for sale during the conference, plan to have a student from your chapter responsible for this during exhibit hall hours and notify the SFT office.)

Cost: Two shirts

Action needed: Email by June 1, 2020 to confirm your chapter’s entry and reserve display space at the t-shirt booth. Bring two shirts (size L) to the meeting registration desk by noon on Thursday, July 23 for entry in the competition. After voting, shirts on display will be donated to the Theriogenology Foundation and used in the Silent Auction. The winning design will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner on Friday evening, July 24, along with the Quiz Bowl winners and 2020 SCOTY Award winners.

4) Meeting Mentors: We plan to pair each student attendee in Pittsburgh with a seasoned SFT member. This will give them a great contact to chat with at the meeting and would be a wonderful networking tool for externships, etc. An informal "Meet Your Mentor” gathering will be held on Thursday at  5:30 pm to introduce students to their mentors.

Cost: None

Action needed: None. Students registered for the conference will automatically be assigned an SFT member as a meeting mentor.

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