Student Organizations

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There are more than 1,000 student organizations active across campus. Nearly 80 percent of our students gain leadership experience in club activities. The student organizations affiliated with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering offer opportunities for professional development including participation in regional, national, and international meetings and conferences as well as the chance to network with students, faculty, staff, alumni and other professionals.

Alpha Epsilon

Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Delta Chapter is part the national Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, an honor society for outstanding biological and agricultural engineers.

ASABE Student Branch

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers at the University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

ASABE Robotics Student Design Competition

A student design competition that encourages students to develop innovative robotic solutions to real life problems in the Agricultural arena

Illini Agricultural Mechanization Club

The Ag Mech Club gives students the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other students, faculty, alumni, and industry contacts.

Illini Pullers

ASABE Quarter Scale Tractor Design Team

Illini Algae

Students in Illini Algae Club can partner with ABE graduate students to help with projects using algae, to learn laboratory techniques, and help advance current research. The club also helps educate students about the industry and current developments. Beyond the ABE department, the club organizes its members, sometimes in conjunction with other organizations, to facilitate involvement in competitions begging for new projects on both local and national scales. Students are encouraged to join for the learning experience and the opportunity to gain laboratory experience working with relevant systems in algae and bioenergy sustainability.
Contact: Zhenwei Wu

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) fosters a stronger community between graduate students in agricultural and biological engineering. Contact: Michael Stablein