Megan Homolka Megan Homolka, first awardee of the Robert & Karla Baltzel student innovation award

Megan Homolka, senior animal science student, was selected as the first recipient of the Robert and Karla Baltzell Student Innovation Award. The award was established in 2016 with a gift from Robert and Karla Baltzell and a matching contribution from the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation. The Robert and Karla Baltzell Student Innovator Fund aims to provide research support to undergraduate and graduate students studying critical questions at the intersection of water and livestock, animal feed and/or crops. For more information on the award and to apply, visit

Watch this video to learn more about the award and Megan's research.