Engineering at Nebraska, Spring 2008
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Ron Yoder, department head of Biological Systems Engineering, is president-elect of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. At ASABE's annual meeting this year, Yoder received the PEI Professional Engineer of the Year Award, recognizing a licensed engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, and/ or humankind. Additional honors for Nebraska Engineering from this ASABE event included:

  • Dean Eisenhauer, professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation. This annual award recognizes an individual, a group, or a project that successfully demonstrates and publicizes the effective use of surface irrigation.

  • Suat Irmak, associate professor of Biological Systems Engineering, 2008 New Holland Young Researcher Award. This award is given annually in recognition of dedicated use of scientific methodology to seek out facts or principles significant to the agricultural engineering profession. It is endowed by New Holland North America Inc.