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Maier Honored with 2020 Sukup Global Food Security Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented the 2020 Sukup Global Food Security award during their virtual meeting this year, July 13-15, to Dirk Maier, a professor in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to global food security through research, outreach and teaching.

ABE faculty, students receive ASABE awards

Five faculty and two students in the Iowa State Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering received awards during the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers annual international meeting. The meeting was held virtually this year from July 13-15. Award winners: Adina Howe New Holland Young Researcher Award  Howe is an ABE assistant professor and …Continue reading “ABE faculty, students receive ASABE awards”

ASABE Be Inspired video competition

Inspiration can come from a variety of places. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) students Alena Whitaker, a senior in Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), Mike Sserunjogi, graduate student in ABE, and Garrett Onstot, a Uganda service learner, participated the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) one-minute video challenge. 

ISU ABE alum named top honoree in New Faces of ASABE

Justin Schuster, EIT, was chosen as the top honoree among class and will represent ASABE at Engineers Week activities in Washington, DC, beginning February 17. Nominated by engineering colleagues and fellow ASABE members, the 2019 class was formally announced this week, at the 2019 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Louisville. Through their professional and extracurricular pursuits, New Faces of ASABE, all 35 years of age or younger, represent the best of a profession that endeavors throughout the world to improve quality of life and make sustainable use of precious natural resources.

Fall 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15. Read more about the contributions, accomplishments and future plans of this class of impressive Cyclone engineers.

ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Sukup, an Iowa State University agricultural engineering alumnus, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on Sept. 30 at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected in 2018. There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE …Continue reading “ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering”

ABE’s Weyer elected to leadership of ASABE international preprofessional organization

Sara Weyer, junior in agricultural engineering, (second from right) has been elected secretary of the ASABE International Preprofessional Community, the undergraduate division of the professional organization for agricultural and biosystems engineers.

Jia Wen Lee receives ASABE Adams Scholarship

Jia Wen Lee, a senior in agricultural engineering, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) William J. Adams, Jr. and Marijiane E. Adams Scholarship. This yearly scholarship is given to one agricultural or biological engineering undergraduate student with a special interest in agricultural machinery product …Continue reading “Jia Wen Lee receives ASABE Adams Scholarship”

Hongwei Xin receives ASABE McCormick Case Gold Medal

Hongwei Xin has been selected to receive the 2018 Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal Award given by the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). This award was established in 1932 and recognizes “exceptional and meritorious engineering achievement in agriculture.” The award is sponsored by CNH Global. Xin will be presented the award …Continue reading “Hongwei Xin receives ASABE McCormick Case Gold Medal”

Manjit Misra receives ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award

Manjit Misra, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Director of the Seed Science Center, was awarded the 2018 ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award. Established in 2015 by Charles Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, this endowed award recognizes the enhancement of food security by innovative engineering or the …Continue reading “Manjit Misra receives ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award”

Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson

Charles R. & Jane F. Olsen Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Steve Mickelson has been given the James R. And Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award. This award honors and recognizes annually an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as the department head/chair of a Biological and/or Agricultural Engineering …Continue reading “Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson”

Cyclone Power Pullers refine tractor for maximum efficiency ahead of June competition

The 2017 Cyclone Power Pullers hope to build on the success of previous years by refining concepts and components that worked well in past competitions. The team designed and built their quarter-scale tractor, called the ExCYter, from scratch this academic year.

ABE graduate students awarded scholarships

Congratulations to the following ABE graduate students who were recently recognized by the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE): Conrad Brendel – Iowa Section ASABE Outstanding M.S. student: Brendel grew up in Elizabethtown, PA and completed his B.S. at Iowa State in …Continue reading “ABE graduate students awarded scholarships”

ISU professor Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award

Dr. Carl J. Bern, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has received the inaugural Sukup Global Food Security award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The award recognizes distinguished contributions to global food security through work and mentoring in grain drying, handling and storage. Bern mentors students in …Continue reading “ISU professor Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award”

ABE alum receives national engineering honor

Charles Sukup, president of Sukup Manufacturing Co., has received the 2016 Cyrus Hall McCormick Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The award recognizes exceptional and meritorious engineering achievement in developing grain handling equipment. Sukup graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He later …Continue reading “ABE alum receives national engineering honor”

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