ABE 3 Minute Thesis + Videos 2017

If you attended ABE’s Three Minute Thesis and Video Contest (3MT+V) last Thursday evening (Oct. 25, 2017), you know what a great job everyone did!

Congratulations to the following 3MT winners and participants:

  • Kirsten Paff
  • Ixchel Hernandez
  • Marcelo Calle
  • Victoria Morgan
  • Thiago Onofre- 1st place- $75
  • Kira Hansen- runner-up- $50

Congratulations to the following video (2V) winners and participants:

  • Hao Gan- People’s Choice Award- $75
  • Thiago Onofre
  • Nick Cavallaro
  • Marco Pazmino

 

 

 THANK YOU to the Graduate Professional Development Committee and Chair Thiago Onofre, our judges Amy Buhler and Stephanie Webster, Dr. Haman and the ABE Department for support and cash prizes, Daniel Preston for technical support, and most of all to the students for stepping out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves to present their research in 3 minutes or less!

 Stay tuned for more success as three of our grads move on to compete at the University 3MT with the first heat beginning tomorrow and the finals on November 9th at 2 pm. http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/about-us/events/3mt/

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Next Leaders Reunion Program- CIGR

UF ABE professors Won-Suk “Daniel” Lee and John K. Schueller were of the academic faculty selected to participate in the “Next Leaders” reunion program of Section III (Plant Production) of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.   The fourteen participants also included Prof. Daniel Marchal de Queiroz of Universidade Federal de Vicosa (Brazil) and Prof. Michihisa Iida of Kyoto University (Japan) who had spent year-long sabbaticals in UF ABE.   The group visited agricultural equipment manufacturers in Iowa and Illinois, various fruit orchards in Washington state, and participated in special events at the Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Spokane.

The attached photos are of their visits to John Deere, CNH Industrial and apple and cherry orchards in Washington State.

Two ABE Faculty Selected to ISFS Fellows Program

Congratulations to Drs. Senthold Asseng and Greg Kiker on their selection as part of 2017 inaugural class of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems’ (ISFS) Fellows Program! This fellowship provides up to $9000 towards development of a working group and a $3000 salary supplement for two years. As an ISFS Fellow, they will have a unique opportunity to build and lead a collaborative team over two years to address significant issues in sustainability of food systems and decision-making.

Congratulations Senthold and Greg!

For more information about their proposed work or about the ISFS, visit http://isfs.institute.ifas.ufl.edu/ 

Ziynet Boz Wins Outstanding Service Award at IFT 17

At the IFT 17 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada this June, Ziynet Boz brought home two awards!

As a member of the leadership team of the Food Packaging Division, Ziynet received the outstanding service award.

Ziynet also won First Place in the Packaging Division Poster Competition for her poster titled  “Modified Atmosphere Packaging Using Pressurized Permeable Gas Components.”

Great job Ziynet!!

 

UF Robotics Places 4th at ASABE AIM 17

The UF ABE robotics team celebrates 4th place in the ASABE AIM 2017 Robotics Competition – this is great progress from last year’s 8th place.

The competition consisted of 13 robotics teams at this year’s ASABE Annual International Meeting in Spokane, Washington.

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(left to right) Shirin, Tyler, Akram, Eduardo, and Hao

Again this year, the team was mentored by ABE PhD student Hao Gan and faculty Dr. Wonsuk Lee.

Other team members include graduate students Akram Gholami and Shirin Ghatresamani and undergraduate students Eduardo Carrascal and Tyler Poon (Mechanical Engineering).

This year’s competition task was to simulate raspberry farm pruning. With it’s stealthy but aggressive skill, the team robot was affectionately named the “Snapping Turtle.”

Congratulations to the UF ABE Robotics Team!

2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting

2017 ASABE web banner_REV.inddUF ABE faculty and students had a tremendous presence and participation at the ASABE Annual International Meeting held in Spokane, Washington, July 16-19th. Among the many presentations, moderated sessions and posters were three faculty and  students who were recognized with society awards. The UF ABE Robotics team also competed in the Robotics Competition.

Congratulations to the following:

Mike Dukes2017 Fellow of ASABE (for professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering)

Kati MigliaccioG.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award (for superior research and extension programs fostering water conservation by irrigators in the eastern US)

Joe SaguesBoyd-Scott Graduate Research Award (recognition for excellence in the conduct and presentation of research to build the knowledge base needed by engineers who design equipment, facilities, and processes for the sustainable operation of a biological system)

UF ABE Robotics Team– Hao Gan, Akram Gholami, Azadeh Azar, Alizedah Azar- 4th Place

 

 

 

Success at the Florida Section ASABE Annual Conference and Trade Show

Great things happen every year at the annual FASABE Conference and Trade Show. This year’s conference was no exception and took place in Jupiter, FL from June 21-24, 2017.

Not only do participants have the opportunity to interact with vendors, network with peers, participate in informational general and technical sessions and earn professional development hours but many awards and recognitions are given as well.

This year, the following ABE faculty and students were recognized. Congratulations to the following:

Eban Bean, Ph.D.Outstanding Young Extension Worker Award 2017

Jim Leary,- recognized for 25 years of active membership

Richard Scholtz– recognized for Outstanding Service and Dedication- Chair of the Florida Section of ASABE 2017

Carlynn ChappelOutstanding Student Award 2017

Karl Max Wallace–  first place grad student presentation competition

Hao Gansecond place grad student presentation competition