Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering
Admitted to ACHS: 1968
Associate: 1968: Full membership: 1970
Founded at the University of Missouri, May 14, 1959
No of Active Chapters: 17
Total Membership: 8144
Annual/current Membership: 148
PURPOSE: To promote the high ideals of the engineering profession, to give recognition to those agricultural and biological engineers who manifest worthy qualities of character, scholarship, and professional attainment, and to encourage and support such improvements in the agricultural and biological engineering profession that make it an instrument of greater service to mankind.
ELIGIBILITY: Membership shall be based on scholarship, leadership, and character. Active members shall be undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in agricultural and biological engineering. A senior must be in the upper third of the college class in which enrolled. A junior must be in the upper quarter of the college class in which enrolled. Graduate students must have completed seven semester hours of graduate course work with a minimum grade average of 3.25 on a 4.0 point scale, or have been eligible as an undergraduate.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Annual meeting is held each year in conjunction with the International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.