REGISTER: Student Rally (Nov 11-12) @CalPoly SLO

Are you an ABE (Agricultural or Biological Engineering) student or professional, or in one of the many related fields?

  • Engineering: Biosystems, Environmental, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical;
  • Animal or Veterinary Science;
  • Hydrology and Irrigation Technology;
  • Viticulture and Enology;
  • Horticulture or Plant Science;
  • Soil Science, Entomology, or Nematology;
  • Ecology or Forestry;
  • Textiles, to name a few

Are you interested in learning more about a discipline that exists at the intersection of people, animals and the environment?

Have you ever wondered to yourself: “What even is an Agricultural and Biological Engineer?” You may just be starting out or have been in the major for several years and still wondering what it is all about? What can one do with a degree in Ag and Bio Engineering? What jobs are out there? What areas of work? What future job or post graduate studies options are available to you? What are programs like at other schools?

Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do and are looking for an opportunity to network and meet more people in your field. You may be looking for a job or a chance to check out CalPoly SLO BRAE department’s graduate programs.

Or perhaps you are a professional looking to give back, mentor, or just get involved in the Section. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved.

The 3rd ASABE CANV Student Rally is a unique opportunity that can help you find the answers to some of these questions while meeting other students with interests similar to you. The Rally will be hosted, in person, by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Dept over Veteran’s Day weekend. Attendees can expect a 1.5 day event beginning at Noon on Friday, Nov 11th and concluding Saturday, Nov 12, at 3:30 PM.

Activities will include a tour of CalPoly SLO and the BRAE Department, local industry tours, career/alumni panel, and fun opportunities to make new friends such as the bonfire on the beach. To learn more about the ASABE CANV Student Rally and see pictures from past years, checkout the Rally website:

Check out the Rally Flyer with registration link below and register at the following site: 2022 ASABE CANV Rally Registration

  • What: 3rd Annual ASABE CA-NV Student Rally
  • Where: CalPoly San Luis Obispo
  • Hosted by: BioResource & Ag. Engineering Dept.
  • When: 12 PM Fri 11/11 to 3:30 PM, Sat 11/12/2022
  • Activities: School/Dept tour, local industry tour, career/alumni panel, bonfire on the beach, networking, and making new friends
  • Cost: $15 (student), $25 (faculty), free (virtual–limited programming)
  • Non-ASABE members, students/professionals of all disciplines welcome

If you have questions, please reach out to CalPoly SLO BRAE Dept Head, Dr. Peter Livingston ( or ASABE CA/NV Program Chair, Carolyn M. Jones (

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF, PNG)

2022 Student Rally Flyer with Registration QR Code:

Nov 11-12, 2022: Student Rally @ CalPoly SLO

We are excited to announce the upcoming 3rd annual ASABE CANV Student Rally will be hosted, in person, by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Department over Veteran’s Day weekend (Fri, Nov 11-Sat, Nov 12, 2022). Attendees can expect a 1.5 day event beginning Friday, Nov 11th around noon and concluding Saturday afternoon. More info regarding activities will be announced soon. Check back for this and registration link on the Student Rally website.

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF), Rally Flyer (PNG)

Jan Update & 2022 Annual Meeting

94th bimonthly update

The January bimonthly section update has been published and includes information about the:

A link to the 94th update is available: HERE. All past updates, announcements, and materials related to past section events may be found on the Section Updates Page.

Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held virtually over zoom on Wed, February 9th, 2022 from 5:00-8:30 PM.

Registration is $5 for students and $10 for all other members and guests and can be done at the following website:

The meeting will include:

  • Student Poster Competition (due Mon, Feb 7th);
  • Business Meeting with Section Updates;
  • Updates from ASABE leadership; and
  • Keynote Speaker, Steve Zicari, who will talk about recycling food and food waste

If you are having issues with registration or want to be a meeting sponsor, please contact Section Chair, Lynn Groundwater at lgroundwater AT

A copy of the announcement is available: HERE.

Student Poster Competition

The annual student poster competition will take place during the 2022 annual meeting. Posters are due by Monday, February 7th and can be submitted via a Box Link. Participants must submit a poster and 3-5 minute video summarizing the poster and its findings.

The competition is offered at the graduate and undergraduate levels. First, second, and third place in each category are awarded a $300, $150, and $75 cash price, respectively. Examples of award winners from past years may be found on the Section Awards Page.

For more information, check out the Instructions or contact Section Chair, Lynn Groundwater.

Rally Pushed Back to Feb 2022


In light of the recent surge in COVID cases, the 3rd annual ASABE CANV Student Rally originally set for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, will now be hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over President’s Day weekend (Sat, Feb 19-Mon, Feb 21, 2022). We hope that COVID cases will have settled down by to have the Rally in person, but have not ruled out the possibility of a virtual event. Please check back for updates and information about the program.

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF), Flyer Page 1 (PNG), Flyer Page 2 (PNG)

Jan 15-17, 2022: Student Rally @ CalPoly SLO


In 2022, the 3rd annual ASABE CANV Student Rally will be hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (Sat, Jan 15-Mon, Jan 17, 2022).

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF), Flyer Page 1 (PNG), Flyer Page 2 (PNG)

Job Opportunities!

Presenting ASABE CA/NV Section new Jobs Page: If you are looking for exciting new opportunities, your first job, an internship, or career fairs, check out the new ASABE CA/NV Section Jobs Page: Employers can e-mail positions to to get them posted on our Jobs Page.

ASABE Career Resources: Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, ASABE is pleased to offer complimentary career-related resources to ASABE members seeking professional development and career tips. Features include a host of resume templates, networking tips, and job searching strategies. We invite you to check out the career platform and the free resources available.

Poster Competition Due Monday Feb 8th

The deadline has been extended to Monday, February 8th.

The ASABE CA/NV Section hosts a Student Poster Competition at the Annual Meeting. This year the top 3 posters in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be awarded a $300, $150, and $75 cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively. Please read the Student Poster Competition instruction HERE. Posters and poster videos may be submitted to the following Box upload site: HEREThe submission deadline is Monday, February, 8th, 2021. Winner will be announced at the Annual Section Meeting on Wednesday, February 10th.

More information about the Annual Meeting:

Jan 18th, 2020 – 90th Update

The 90th Edition of the ASABE CANV Bimonthly newsletter has been posted:

Please check it out for important information about the following:

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

Engineer of the Year (EOY) Nominations: Submit nominations to the EOY Nomination Form and email a completed EOY application to asabecanv AT 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, or Awards Chair, Sushant Mehan (sushantmehan AT

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


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