Jan 18th, 2020 – 89th Update

The 89th Edition of the ASABE CANV Bimonthly newsletter has been posted:

Save the date for the 2021 ASABE CA/NV Annual Meeting. The meeting will be virtual this year and will take place on Wed, February 10th, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.

Call for Nominations: Officers/EOY due Jan 25th

The ASABE CA-NV Section is accepting nominations for 2021 Officers and the Engineer of the Year (EOY) Award. Nominations are due by Monday, January 25th, 2021.

Officer Nominations: Submit nominations to the Officer Nomination Form.

ASABE CA-NV Section is looking for motivated and creative members to step into officer positions for 2021.

The ASABE CA-NV Officers team consists of 4 elected executive committee members (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) and 6 elected standing committee chairs (Membership, Program, Public Relations, Industry-Student Liaison, Career Development, and Awards). For a description of each positions please refer to the ASABE CA-NV Bylaws. Article 6 describes standing committees and Article 7 describes executive committee officer roles

For questions, please contact ASABE CA-NV Past Chair and Nominating Committee Chair, Hossein Edalati (ahedalati AT gmail.com).

Engineer of the Year (EOY) Nominations: Submit nominations to the EOY Nomination Form and email a completed EOY application to asabecanv AT gmail.com. For more information about Section Awards, please see our new Section Awards Page.

We know the amount of effort that you put into your engineering profession to make the world a better place. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the CA/NV Section- Engineer of the Year (EOY) Award. This award is instituted to reward your efforts and loyalty to our profession. These awards represent our appreciation and will serve as an ongoing reminder of your achievements. Applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the U.S. For more information regarding the eligibility criteria and mandatory requirements please refer to the EOY Application form.

For questions, please contact Section Chair, Lynn Groundwater (LGroundwater AT ppeng.com), or Awards Chair, Sushant Mehan (sushantmehan AT gmail.com).

REGISTER NOW: Student Rally, Jan 16-17th

The 2021 ASABE CA-NV Virtual Student Rally hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is approaching. Make sure to Register Now to participate in all the great programming. To learn more about the Student Rally and see last year’s activities, check out Student Rally Page.

2021 Student Rally, hosted virtually by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Agenda:

  • Sat, Jan 16
    • 09:00 – 09:30 AM: Introduction
    • 09:30 – 10:30 AM: ASABE Leadership Panel
    • 10:45 – 11:30 AM: Undergraduate Student Panel
    • 11:30 – 12:15 PM: Graduate Student Panel
    • 12:30 – 02:00 PM: Happy Hour Lunch, Special Place Background, and Trivia
    • 02:15 – 03:30 PM: Business Meeting
  • Sun, Jan 17
    • 09:00 – 10:00 AM: Career Panel
    • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: Engineering Licensure
    • 11:00 – 11:30 PM: Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony
    • 11:45 – 12:45 PM: Engineering Ethics Discussion
    • 01:00 – 02:30 PM: Lunch & Virtual Farm Tours
    • 02:30 – 03:30 PM: Sierra Nevada Brewery Virtual Tour

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Also, check out the latest Section Update: 88th Update: Nov 30th, 2020.

Nov 30th, 2020 – 88th Update

The 88th Edition of the ASABE CANV Bimonthly newsletter has been posted:

Don’t forget to Save the Date for two important events.

The 2021 ASABE CA-NV Virtual Student Rally will be going live Sat-Sun, January 16-17, 2021.

The 2021 ASABE CA-NV Annual Meeting will be virtual this year and will take place on Wed, February 10th, 2020.

Announcement: 2021 ASABE CANV Student Rally

January 2021 is fast approaching and with it the 2nd ASABE CANV Student Rally. This year’s rally will be hosted Virtually by Cal Poly from January 16-18, 2021, although exact dates/times are to be determined.

Please checkout the 2021 Rally Flyer and fill out the Rally Survey. We have been developing Rally programming all Summer and would like to get your feedback in its fine tuning.

What is a Student Rally?
The Student Rally is a integral part of many other ASABE section and regions. It is an enriching experience and provides students with opportunities to:

  1. Learn more about Agricultural and Biological Engineering, what it means to be an Ag and Bio Engineer, and the diversity of disciplines and career opportunities;
  2. Network with other students as well as with members in different stages of their careers;
  3. Get more active in ASABE at the chapter, section, regional, and national levels, and take on positions of leadership;
  4. See and experience other schools; and
  5. Visit local agricultural and biological museums, research laboratories and facilities, companies, and other interesting sites.

May 28th, 2020 – 86th Update

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The 86th Edition of the ASABE CANV Bimonthly newsletter has been posted:

The ASABE CANV Officer Team wishes you the best during these difficult times. For the latest info about COVID-19 guidance in California and Nevada, please refer to each State’s pandemic response website (COVID19.CA.GOV, NVHEALTHRESPONSE.NV.GOV).

In response to the pandemic, ASABE has announced that this year’s Annual International Meeting will change to a completely virtual event. The announcement can be found on the ASABE International website.

For more information about the Section please check out the Updates and Rally tabs. If you would like to get involved with the Section, please contact one of the Officers (email addresses available under the Officers tab) or email the Section at asabecanv at gmail.com.

–The ASABE CANV Officers Team

 

March 30th, 2020 – CANV 85th Update

The 85th Edition of the ASABE CANV Bimonthly newsletter has been posted as well as minutes and photos from the 2020 Annual Section Meeting, the 2019 Section Report, and Student Rally information among other things:

For information about the Section or the Student Rally, check out the Updates and Rally tabs above.

–The ASABE CANV Officers Team

 

 

ASABE CA/NV Meeting Feb 12th, 2020 in Tulare, CA

 

2020 ASABE CANV Meeting Announcement

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

California-Nevada Section

ANNUAL MEETING

  • Date:  Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 (during the World Ag Expo)
  • Time:  5:00 – 8:30 p.m            
  • Location: ​ 
    • Southern California Edison’s Energy Education Center​
    • 4175 South Laspina (across from the World Ag Expo)
    • Tulare, California 93274
  • Ticket Cost:  $35 for members/guests, $12 for students

AGENDA

  • 5:00 PM      Poster Competition and Reception
  • 6:00 PM      Dinner
  • 6:30 PM      Business Meeting
  • 7:00 PM      ASABE Past President: Maury Salz
  • 7:20 PM      Keynote Speech 
    • Title: Indoor Farming: A field of opportunity
    • Speaker: Dr. Nadia Sabeh (President and Founder, Dr. Greenhouse, Inc.)
    • Description: When Dr. Nadia Sabeh was a high school senior, she took physics to get out of school early. Then she discovered Biosystems Engineering at UC Davis and was soon enraptured by agriculture, mushroom farming, greenhouses, and HVAC. Today she’s recognized as a world-renowned expert and leader in her field, as she helps indoor farmers grow plants locally and precisely in a controlled environment. She’ll share her story and hopefully, inspire others to help farmers face the challenges of feeding 9 Billion.
  • 8:10 PM      Closing Comments
  • 8:15 PM      Adjourn

 STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

The student poster competition will begin promptly at 5PM. Guests will have time to view posters for 30 minutes, after which voting will determine the winners. We will be awarding prizes for first place ($250) and second place ($100) in both the undergraduate and graduate student categories.  Winners must be present to receive their award.  Please limit your tri-fold poster size to 36”Hx48”W or flat posters to 34”Hx44”W.  Tables will be available.  If your poster requires an easel, or backing for stability, please provide it. Thank you to our student dinner sponsors.  If you would like to become a student sponsor, please contact Hossein Edalati at (530) 220-2489 or ahedalati@gmail.com

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Please RSVP to Traeger Cotten (contact info below) by mail or email no later than February 7th.  Payment will be accepted at the door. Please make checks payable to “ASABE CA/NV Section”.

Dinner: “Mexican Fiesta” includes Beef Enchiladas, Chili Verde, Steak Ranchera, Chicken Oregatino, Green Salad, Refried, Beans, Spanish Rice, Tortillas, Salsa, Dessert, and Beverages.

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The Student Rally is Here!

The ASABE CA/NV Section Student Rally is going live in Davis, CA! 

Student Rally Program and Information:

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Please read more about them on the organizational links below:

Registration Site: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ca-nvrally CLOSED
For last minute registration, contact Section Chair, Hossein Edalati (ahedalati at gmail.com and 530/220-2489).

What is a Student Rally?
The Student Rally is a integral part of many other ASABE section and regions. It is an enriching experience and provides students with opportunities to:

  1. Learn more about Agricultural and Biological Engineering, what it means to be an Ag and Bio Engineer, and the diversity of disciplines and career opportunities;
  2. Network with other students as well as with members in different stages of their careers;
  3. Get more active in ASABE at the chapter, section, regional, and national levels, and take on positions of leadership;
  4. See and experience other schools; and
  5. Visit local agricultural and biological museums, research laboratories and facilities, companies, and other interesting sites.

The hope is that adopting an annual Student Rally will help our Section will demonstrate the value of Society membership to student and non-student membrs alike, help with membership retention and growth, cultivate future leaders, and promote a stronger more active Section in general.

How did this idea come about?
The Student Rally has been more than a year in the works. After applying for Initiative Funding to ASABE National, our Section was awarded $30,000 over 2 years to help bring the Rally to fruition. For more information, please read the Sections Initiative Fund Proposal and 1st Progress Report to ASABE National.

What will students do at the Rally?
Students will have the opportunity to network with other student and professional ASABE members; participate in fun and valuable activities such as academic and industry panels, tours of historic California Ag landmarks, an engineering design competition, and several Business Meetings; and get involved in ASABE leadership at the section level.

Optional Day (Friday, Jan 17th): Friday activities are optional and attendance is highly encouraged but not required. Activities will include tours of the UC READ Facility, the RMI Winery/Brewer, Bowling/Pizza, and snacky hour.

Day 1 (Sat, Jan 18th): UC Davis Campus and Bio & Agricultural Engineering Department tours, Lunch, Keynote Speech, Order of the Engineer induction (optional), Trivia, Engineering Design Competition, Dinner, Career Panel, and Business Meeting.

Day 2 (Sun, Jan 19th): Travel to Sacramento, CA to tour California Safe Soils. Then off to Lodi, CA for lunch, tour of Ag Industrial Manufacturing, exploring the San Joaquin Valley Museum and Micke Grove Park, and finally Dinner followed by Business Meeting.

Day 3 (Mon, Jan 20th): Travel to Vacaville, CA to the Solano Valley Irrigation District Office for technical talks by representatives from SVID, USDA NRCS, Banks Integration, and Genentech, followed by closing statements and lunch.

Section Student Rally – Save the Date! (1/17-20/20)

The ASABE California/Nevada Section is hosting its first ever Student Rally over MLK Jr. Weekend, January 17th-20th, 2020 at UC Davis. Registration can be completed online:

Registration Site: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ca-nvrally CLOSED
For last minute registration, contact Section Chair, Hossein Edalati (ahedalati at gmail.com and 530/220-2489).

What is a Student Rally?
The Student Rally is a integral part of many other ASABE section and regions. It is an enriching experience and provides students with opportunities to:

  1. Learn more about Agricultural and Biological Engineering, what it means to be an Ag and Bio Engineer, and the diversity of disciplines and career opportunities;
  2. Network with other students as well as with members in different stages of their careers;
  3. Get more active in ASABE at the chapter, section, regional, and national levels, and take on positions of leadership;
  4. See and experience other schools; and
  5. Visit local agricultural and biological museums, research laboratories and facilities, companies, and other interesting sites.

The hope is that adopting an annual Student Rally will help our Section will demonstrate the value of Society membership to student and non-student membrs alike, help with membership retention and growth, cultivate future leaders, and promote a stronger more active Section in general.

How did this idea come about?
The Student Rally has been more than a year in the works. After applying for Initiative Funding to ASABE National, our Section was awarded $30,000 over 2 years to help bring the Rally to fruition. For more information, please read the Sections Initiative Fund Proposal and 1st Progress Report to ASABE National.

What will students do at the Rally?
Students will have the opportunity to network with other student and professional ASABE members; participate in fun and valuable activities such as academic and industry panels, tours of historic California Ag landmarks, an engineering design competition, and several Business Meetings; and get involved in ASABE leadership at the section level.

Optional Day (Friday, Jan 17th): Friday activities are optional and attendance is highly encouraged but not required. Activities will include tours of the UC READ Facility, the RMI Winery/Brewer, Bowling/Pizza, and snacky hour.

Day 1 (Sat, Jan 18th): UC Davis Campus and Bio & Agricultural Engineering Department tours, Lunch, Keynote Speech, Order of the Engineer induction (optional), Trivia, Engineering Design Competition, Dinner, Career Panel, and Business Meeting.

Day 2 (Sun, Jan 19th): Travel to Sacramento, CA to tour California Safe Soils. Then off to Lodi, CA for lunch, tour of Ag Industrial Manufacturing, exploring the San Joaquin Valley Museum and Micke Grove Park, and finally Dinner followed by Business Meeting.

Day 3 (Mon, Jan 20th): Travel to Vacaville, CA to the Solano Valley Irrigation District Office for technical talks by representatives from SVID, USDA NRCS, Banks Integration, and Genentech, followed by closing statements and lunch.

How do I register and what else do I need to know?

Registration Site: ASABE CA/NV Registration Site

Registration Fees:
Student – $40 until Dec 17th, and $50 thereafter
Non Student/Professional Member – $50

Hotel Accommodations:
University Park Inn in Davis, CA
1111 Richards Blvd, Davis, CA 95616
$119/room/night for double queen*
$129/room/night for king and sofa pull out bed*
*Breakfast included
Group Block open until December 31st
To reserve: Call hotel directly (530.231.5919) and reference the Group Block “ASABE STUDENT RALLY”

How can I stay updated about the Rally?
Please check out the Student Rally flyer, sign up for the Rally Email List, and email asabecanvrally AT gmail.com for further inquiries.