Applied bio students excel in California competition


Maureen Roen

Three of the seniors on Arizona State University's range management team – Kelsie Buxbaum, Chris Higginbotham and Matt Kilford – and faculty coach Eddie Alford reflect on their participation in competitions held as part of the 2015 Society for Range Management annual meeting in Sacramento, California.

In addition to performing in the Rangeland Plant Identification contest, the Undergraduate Rangeland Management Exam and Extemporaneous Speech, the students had the chance to attend workshops, a career fair and network with the 1,500 attendees.

The team achieved ASU’s highest scores yet in the decade that Sun Devils have been participating in the contest.

All team members are applied biological sciences majors in the College of Letters and Sciences on ASU’s Polytechnic campus. Graduates of the degree track emphasizing wildlife ecology and natural resources management continue to find great success in the job market, with the U.S. Forest Service, game and fish departments and other agencies.

Produced by David Riemer, College of Letters and Sciences