Agricultural Technology Expo
The Agricultural Technology Expo began in 1948 and is sponsored by the Student Engineering Branch of ASABE and the Agricultural Systems Management Club. This is the largest student activity in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Participation includes selecting, researching, and presenting a project at the Expo. The Expo experience is an important element to becoming a well-rounded student. It gives students an opportunity to become better acquainted with and enjoy their intended field of work and to develop communications, team work, and organizational skills which are in great demand by employers.
Over $1000 in scholarships are typically awarded. Scholarships include Grand Champion project, division winners, Best Freshman project, and a People's Choice award. Prizes are also given for the top three projects in each division.
Participation and registration for one pass/fail credit is required of everyone in the ASM and ABEN major. Additionally, one additional credit can be counted toward degree requirements as a technical or ABEN elective for ABEN students or as an Ag/Bio elective or free elective for ASM students. It is only mandatory to register once for credit and a maximum of two credits can be used for graduation. However, student can participate without registering for credit, or they can register each time so participation is identified on their transcript.