BSE QUARTER SCALE TEAMS IN THE NEWS
Last month, the BSE Quarter Scale Tractor A-Team won first place overall and X-Team won second place overall in their respective competitions. News of their accomplishments were shared in the media including the Nebraska Rural Radio Association KTIC website and the Grant Tribute Sentinel.
MEETPAL KUKAL GRADUATION PROFILE FROM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Meetpal Kukal’s recent graduation profile was shared by the College of Engineering.
JORDAN CLASSEN SHARES CASNR EXPERIENCE
IANR News interviewed several alumni who are currently working in agricultural industries regarding their experiences as undergraduates. Jordan Classen, who currently serves as operations management associate for Cargill shared the following:
When starting to think about her career Jordan Classen will openly admit that she had a difficult time narrowing her interests. The mechanized systems management major knew she wanted to work in the agricultural industry, but she just didn’t know in what field. To help her turn her passion for the industry into a career path, Classen turned to her academic adviser.
"My adviser was able to introduce me to different industry professionals that I could learn from," Classen said.
CASNR has a rich heritage of individualized undergraduate student advising by faculty. While CASNR’s traditional advising model has evolved to include professional advisers, the commitment to personalized advising remains a hallmark of the College.
"I really like how important every single person is in CASNR. I never felt like I had to follow a cookie cutter example and everyone I interacted with took interest in me personally."
Personalized advising coupled with several on-campus experiences, such as president of the Mechanized Systems Management Club, communications officer for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Club, member of the quarterscale tractor team and student ambassador for the Department of Biological Systems Engineering prepared Classen to launch her career. During the CASNR Career Fair held on-campus every fall, Classen connected with representatives from Cargill, which ultimately led to an internship and her full-time position as an operations management associate in the company's Albion office.
[originally published as part of the article "CASNR grads making an impact across many industries" by IANR News]
BSE COMPETES IN EPA's CAMPUS RAINWORKS CHALLENGE
In the fall of 2018, UNL participated in the EPA Rainworks Challenge for the first time. The Rainworks challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for colleges and universities across the US to showcase the benefits of innovative stormwater management. Four BSE students (Bailey Monroe, Ken Oathout, Colleen Ocken and Mara Zelt) were part of the team, along with faculty adviser Tom Franti. Competition results were announced in July and UNL's entry, Red to Green: Re-imagining the Good Life, placed 8th overall.
LONG CHEN RECEIVES AOCABF GRADUATE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Long Chen has received an AOC graduate leadership award in the Association of Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers (AOCABF).
The AOC Graduate Leadership and Service Award recognizes an AOC student member who has excelled and demonstrated leadership on the activities of AOC. The winners will receive certificates and cash awards.
Long currently serves as the associate editor of the AOC IMPACT Newsletter for 2018 to 2019 and will serve as the student activity committee (SAC) chair for 2019-2020.
You can find more about AOC through the following website: http://aocabfe.com/
BSE QUARTER SCALE TEAMS IN THE NEWS