Undergraduate Program

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View a printable pdf one-page of 2014 schedule. 

November 14, 2015 - November 16, 2015

2015 Undergrad Dates and Dealines

March 17. All contest information posted. All contests open

March 17. Early Registration Opens.

April 13. Housing Opens.

June 2. Early Abstract deadline 5:00pm EDT (includes Research Symposium and Club Poster)

June 16. Late Abstract deadline 5:00pm EDT (includes Research Symposium and Club Poster)

July 28. Internship Applications open.

September 1. Final Abstract editing deadline.

September 1. Preliminary schedule available online.

September 30. Early Registration Deadline.

September 30. All contest Submissions close.

September 30. Internship applications close.

October 4. Internship selections are made. Emails go out.

October 21. Standard Registration Rate Deadline. (Price increase for SASES registration after this date.)

November 13. SASES registration opens on site in Minneapolis

November 14. SASES tours and Meeting begin.

(The meetings continue through November 5 and undergrads are encouraged to stay as long as possible.)

 

The Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES), the undergraduate student program of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, will meet in Minneapolis for their Annual Meetings, November 14 - 16, 2015. Students should plan on arriving November 13 and departing on or after November 17. Meeting highlights include educational tours and professional development programs, national competitions and business meetings. Other highlights include the ever popular Quiz Bowl, Research Symposium Contests, and election of new student officers.

For more information, contact
    Emily Fuger
    Membership Representative –Students and Early Career Activities
    608-268-4949, efuger@sciencesocieties.org.


The registration fee covers admission to all SASES programs including meal functions and socials, and admission to all ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings functions. It does not include the tour.  Note: Your undergraduate registration includes access to the full ASA, CSSA,and SSSA Annual Meetings.

Registration Fees for Undergrad Members is less than that for Undergrad Non Members. As an undergrad, you can join one, two, or all three societies for only $15. It's cheaper to join, then register for the meetings! Sign up for membership today!

 

Crops Judging Showcase

Check out this brand new event and compete against other students for prizes! Click on this link now for more information and registration.

 

Student Internships

Want to contribute to the success of the annual meetings and earn cash? Sign-up now to help ASA, CSSA, SSSA staff with various meeting activities

The internship program is open to postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate student members of the Societies. Nonmember students wishing to become a member may join at agronomy.org, crops.org, or soils.org. Membership is available at a low cost to students. Please join by September 29 to be eligible to participate. Interns will receive $50 for four (4) hours or $100 for eight hours (8) of service. Compensation will be made after the annual meetings. Preference will be give to students who can work longer shifts or multiple shorter shifts.

Applications open July 28.

 

Contests

  Contest Sign up opens: Sign up by:
Closed Research Symposium - Oral March 17, 2015 June 2, 2015
Closed Research Symposium - Poster March 17, 2015 June 2, 2015
Closed Club Poster Contest March 17, 2015 June 2, 2015
Closed Metcalfe Manuscript Contest March 17, 2015 TBA
Closed Presidents' Trophy March 17, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
Closed Speech Contest March 17, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
Closed Visual Presentation Contest March 17, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
Closed Quiz Bowl March 17, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
OPEN Crops Judging Showcase TBA TBA

 

Pop with the Presidents

Join the current, past, and incoming Society Presidents for free pizza on Monday, November 16, 2015 at noon. The event is free, but RSVP is required and space is limited. Sign up opens soon.

 

Tours

These tours are specifically and exclusively for undergraduates. All tours are taking place Saturday, November 14, 2015. You may choose which tour you'd like to go on when you submit your registration for the Annual Meeting. (Actual tour stops are subject to change.)

Note: Closed-toe comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended for all tours. Weather is generally 30 to 45 degrees Farenheit this time of year. Jackets are strongly recommended. 

NOTE: Student tours are still in development. Details will be updated as they become available. 

Tour #1-  Agronomy

Depart: 7:45 am

DRAFT: Stops may include CHS Field, Peterson Dairy, Winfield Research and Wind Tunnel, UW River Falls. 

Tour #2  Grains

Depart: 7:45 am

DRAFT: Stops may include CHS Field, CHS Carbon Nitrogen Terminal, Ruhr Malting, Mill City Museum.

Tour #3  Ag Research and Outreach

Depart: 7:45 am

DRAFT: Stops may include CHS field, USDA labratory, Raptor Center, Bell Museum, CHS Carbon Nitrogen Terminal. 

Tour #4  Soil Science

Depart: 7:45 am

DRAFT: Explore all of the exciting opportunities Soil Science has to offer. Stops may include: CHS Field Turfgrass, Cedar Creek Swamp and Bog, Stormwater management ponds, On-farm nutrient management, Lamberton field station. 

Tour #5  The Mighty Mississippi River

Depart: 7:45 am

DRAFT: Learn about the history and importance of the Mississippi River and how it relates to agronomy and soils. Stops may include: Mississippi River / Minnesota River Confluence, Lock and Dam , Minehaha Falls, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Mill City Museum.   

 

Professional Development

The Career Fair will once again be held on Monday 3pm - 6pm in the Career Center. Join us and lots of potential employers on November 3 .      

Sign up for a FREE one-on-one confidential Career Consultation session with STEM Career Consultant Alaina Levine - in the Career Center.

   

 

Socials

Saturday night will be a Casino event. Come play blackjack, poker, and roulette for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

Monday night will be the traditional dance with a dj, so don't forget to pack your dancing boots!

 

FAQ

How should I dress for the meeting?

Check out this document for an overview. Also go to the Facebook page to see images of studetns from last year.

How do I add/change which tour I signed up for?

Check out the "Already Registerd?" section of the registration page for instructions on how to make any edits to your registration.

 

 

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2014 International Annual Meetings, Nov. 1-3 in Long Beach, CA.