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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: https://na.eventscloud.com/canv2022

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 ppeng.com.

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

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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

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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: https://asabecanv.wordpress.com/jobs/. Employers can e-mail positions to asabecanv@gmail.com 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 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 – 89th 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.