Biosystems Engineering Club Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

BE Club students posing with their award. Pictured from left to right: Jess Dooley, Lillian Kome, Colby Cofield, Paige Kimble, Elena Miyasato, Victor Liao, Michael Calfe, Billy Paraszczuk, Ali Bostwick, Kylie Bednarick, Ashley Willis, Amanda Dotseth, Carrington Moore, and Karla Diviestri

The Biosystems Engineering (BE) Club won the “Most Outstanding Student Branch of the Southeastern Chapter of ASABE” award at the recent ASABE Rally meeting at the University of Kentucky.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is a professional society that provides networking opportunities, professional development training, and access to technical resources for members. Members of the BE Club attended the annual regional meeting of ASABE, called Rally, held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington on April 6-8, 2018. This meeting is held at different universities each year and allows students the opportunity to tour their facilities and network with others who share similar interests. Some of the opportunities students had at the event included visiting the University of Kentucky’s dairy farm, solar house, new engineering complexes, and bioretention pond.

Michael Calfe, BE Club President, gave a year-in-review presentation of the BE Club’s activities at the annual regional meeting and believes an increased involvement by the members of the club is what led to the award. Throughout the year, the BE Club is involved in a variety of activities such as inviting guest speakers to present to our students, participating in SC Adopt-A-Stream, participating in Adopt-A-Highway cleanup twice a semester, and being involved in the annual Walk for Water event that raises awareness about the global water crisis. Last year Calfe was one of only two students who attended the ASABE Rally in Arkansas, while this year 14 of our students were in attendance.

Congratulations to the BE Club!

BE Club students touring the dairy farm at University of Kentucky.