Tarleton’s first-ever Academic Quadrathlon sign-ups started

Monday, November 20, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—It’s time for Tarleton students to choose teams and sign up for the university’s first-ever Academic Quadrathlon, planned for Dec. 1 and 2.

The event, a competition sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), is designed to evaluate the knowledge and proficiency of undergraduate students.

The winning team, the first in Tarleton history, will represent the university at the Southern Section regional competition on the Stephenville campus in February.

Local champions from the region, including teams from Auburn, Louisiana State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M universities, will go toe-to-toe with Tarleton’s winning team to determine who represents the Southern Section at the ASAS Annual Meetings in Vancouver in July.

The Academic Quadrathlon originated around 1978 by Dr. Robert Kauffman at the University of Wisconsin. The ASAS has hosted more than 15,000 students through local, regional and national competitions. It consists of a quiz bowl, written examination, laboratory practicum and oral presentations.

Students interested in competing should form diverse, four-person teams and sign up outside Room 309A in the Autry Building. Sign-ups will be active through Monday, November 27.

For more information, Contact: Dr. W. Stephen Damron, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Tarleton, celebrating 100 years as founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. As a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) with campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.