One of the many ways students become involved in the department is by joining the AEC Academic Quiz Bowl team.  The team meets weekly during the winter and spring terms in order to prepare for an annual national tournament held each summer at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s meetings.  The tournament typically has 30 to 35 teams entered from Land Grant and other agricultural universities from throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The event is organized by the Student Section of the AAEA, and in recent years, OSU AEC students have both competed in the tournament and served as national officers in the AAEA Student Section.  To learn more about the Academic Quiz Bowl team, please contact the faculty advisor, James Sterns, Associate Professor, jasterns@oregonstate.edu, or stop by his office, Room 200B in Ballard Extension Hall.

 Past AEC Academic Quiz Bowl Teams

 2016

In 2016, the team traveled to Boston, MA to compete in the Academic Bowl.  Team members included those pictured above:  (front row) Bennett Wahl and Nick Teubel, (back row) James Sterns – faculty advisor, Andrew Miles, Tess O’Leary, Ben Rietmann, and Adan Avila.  Not pictured – Elaine Jordan, a team member who was not able to travel to Boston.

 2015

In 2015, the team traveled to San Francisco, CA to compete in the Academic Bowl. Team members included, from left to right, Bennett Wahl, Andrew Miles, Tess O’Leary, Rich Manuli, Elaine Jordan and Rozalyn Patrick.  During the Business Meeting of the AAEA Student Section, Andrew Miles was elected Secretary-Treasurer of this national organization, serving a 12-month term that ended at the 2016 meeting in Boston.

 2014

In 2014, the team traveled to Minneapolis, MN to compete in the Academic Bowl. Team members included, from left to right, Rozalyn Patrick, Gerald Hosler, Tyler Knapp, Rich Manuli and Elaine Jordan.  During the Business Meeting of the AAEA Student Section, Rozalyn Patrick was elected President of this national organization and Rich Manuli was elected Vice-President, both serving 12-month terms that ended at the 2015 meeting in San Francisco.  Other team members who were unable to travel to Minneapolis included Lauren LaGrande, Andrew Miles, and Marissa Valdes.

 2013

In 2013, the team traveled to Washington, DC to compete in the Academic Bowl. Team members included, from left to right, Tyler Knapp, Rozalyn Patrick and Gerald Hosler. During the Business Meeting of the AAEA Student Section, Rozalyn Patrick was elected Vice-President of this national organization and Gerald Hosler was elected Public Relations Officer, both serving 12-month terms that ended at the 2014 meeting in Minneapolis.

 2012

In 2012, the team traveled to Seattle, WA to compete in the Academic Bowl.  Team members included, from left to right, Gerald Hosler, Meghan Webb, Penny Diebel – faculty advisor for the team, and Rozalyn Patrick.