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Send Cal Poly Soil Judging Team to Nationals! (February 2022)

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Send Cal Poly Soil Judging Team to Nationals! (February 2022)

We are thrilled with the generous support we've received in reaching our initial goal in just ten days! Given this success, we are on track to be able to have three more students join us with just a little more help. We've stretched our goal from $10,000 to $15,000 so that we can maximize the number of students who can take part in this incredible opportunity.

Cal Poly’s Soil Judging Team has a legacy of success and is seeking to continue that by competing in a national competition in April.

We ask for your support to send Cal Poly’s Soil Judging Team to the 2022 National Collegiate Soils Contest at Ohio State University in April. Our team of nine dedicated student soil scientists is excited to compete in person for the first time since 2019, when we last hosted the national contest at Cal Poly.

We need to raise at least $10,000 to fund student travel, lodging and food costs to attend nationals. We are asking for your financial support to get there.

During the competition we describe, classify, and interpret soils as a professional soil scientist would, under a time constraint.

Cal Poly’s soil judging team has a longstanding tradition of excellence dating back more than 50 years. Many of our soil science alums fondly remember attending competitions across the state and the country, showcasing Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing spirit, and making lifelong friends in the process. We are proud to continue to represent Cal Poly’s Soil Judging Team and uphold this legacy of success.

As shared by Professor Gordon Rees, who mentors the team, “Soil judging is a great experience for our students, as they get to practice their technical skills, interact with new and diverse soils, and have some friendly competition while doing it,” Rees said.

We ask that our alumni, family, and friends dig deep to support the team’s participation in the 2022 National Collegiate Soils Contest. We will make sure you are Cal Poly proud of how we represent the University. Thank you for your support!

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Team Spirit

Knowing you are behind us will raise our spirits and lead to our success. You will have access to our daily blog where you can see the smiles on our faces!



Support student accommodations at the National Contest. We need good rest to do our best! Receive access to our daily blog and a recap of the Contest.


Team Meals

Soil judging is hard work! Support a team meal at Nationals to help fuel the team and build camaraderie.


One Competition Day

Support one student to compete at the National contest for one day of the 3-day competition. You will receive a personal email from the student summarizing a day of the competition.


Three Flights

You will be supporting air travel for 3 student competitors to Nationals. You will receive a photo journal of all the action from Nationals.


Sponsor a Competitor

Fully support one student to travel to and compete at the National Contest. You will receive daily updates from the student during the competition.

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