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

 

 

 

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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

Kati Migliaccio Inducted into Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (AABAE)

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Dr. Kati Migliaccio

Congratulations to Kati Migliaccio- one of six outstanding alumni inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (AABAE) this Spring.  Kati received her BS in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University, MS from University of Kentucky in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and her PhD from University of Arkansas in Biological Engineering in 2005.

Currently, Dr. Kati Migliaccio is a Professor at the UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.  Her appointment includes extension, research, and teaching activities related to water conservation and hydrology.

Read more about the mission objectives of the Arkansas Academy of BAE: https://academy-bio-ag-engineering.uark.edu/

2017 Prudential Productivity Award Winners – Max Williams and James Canter

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James Canter and Max Williams

Congratulations to James Canter and Max Williams for their recognition with a 2017 Prudential Productivity Award from the University of Florida. James Canter serves as the IT specialist for ABE and Max Williams serves as the Administrative Services Coordinator.

The Prudential Productivity Award is an annual event honoring dedicated state employees who develop and implement innovative, cost-saving, and efficient improvements in delivering state services and products. This is a joint effort of the Florida TaxWatch, the Florida Council of 100, and the State of Florida to honor state employees throughout Florida.

Read more about the winners here: https://administrativememo.ufl.edu/2017/05/2017-prudential-productivity-award-winners-announced/

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UF Packaging recognized as 6th of 20 best value program

Top 20 Best Packaging Programs, 2017
http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-packaging-programs/

University of Florida is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the nation by and the Agricultural and Biological Engineering department has been ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report. Now, our Packaging Program has been ranked 6th out of 20 packaging programs featured by ValueColleges.com.

Our program focuses on all of the aspects involved in the design and creation of food packaging, from computer design skills to biochemistry and physics. Learn more about UF ABE Packaging program here!

 

Video Recap: Annual ABE Poster Symposium

The UF ABE Poster Symposium is an annual event designed to give students the opportunity to practice their scientific communication skills. The event also provides an opportunity to highlight the many exciting and diverse research projects taking place in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

2017 Winners:
GRADUATE
1st Place –  Geraldine Klarenberg (advisor: Dr. Muñoz-Carpena)
2nd Place – 3 way tie!

Joe Sagues (advisor: Dr. Tong)
Christopher Hwang (advisor: Dr. Correll)
Eduardo Gelcer (advisor: Dr. Fraisse)
1st Year Graduate – Kathleen Vasquez (advisor: Dr. Muñoz-Carpena)

UNDERGRADUATE
1st Place – John Nemenyi and Zhonglin Lai (advisor: Dr. Tong)

Want to check out the winning posters? Visit: http://abe.ufl.edu/academics/graduate/research-posters.shtml