Undergraduate Student Contests
For detailed information on any of these awards or contests, visit www.acsmeetings.org/undergrads
Develop the ability of students to construct research and competitively present those research findings through oral and poster presentations to judges at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings.
The contest has been held at a different host institution each year since 1961. Soil contestants arrive at various soil pits and are expected to correctly identify, evaluate, classify, and describe four soil profiles.
The purpose of this contest is to showcase undergraduate work in club activities and give clubs recognition for promoting agronomy, crop, soil and environmental sciences on their campus or in their local community.
Undergraduate SASES chapters make presentations about club activities in an attempt to prove they are the club of the year.
Designed to give students an idea of the value of public speaking. Contestants must prepare a five to seven minute speech on one of three topics selected approximately six hours before the prelimary judging.
The purpose of the National Visual Presentation Contest is to develop student's abilities in preparing visual presentation materials that communicate an agronomic, soils, or environmental sciences story with the intent of educating a small audience on a technical topic.
A test of knowledge as teams of four face off to see who can answer questions the fastest on the topics of agronomy, soils, crops, and environmental science.
Provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduates interested in agronomy, crop science, and soil science to gain experience in researching, organizing, and writing articles on scientific topics.
Held annually in November in Kansas City and Chicago
2018 Spring Meeting
The 2018 Spring Meeting will be hosted by the University of Lincoln-Nebraska April 12-14, 2018. Check out their website for more information here.