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ASABE Recognizes OSU Student and Staff

Ajay Kumar received the Gale A. Holloway Professional Development award.

STILLWATER, Okla. – The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently recognized three individuals in OSU’s biosystems and agricultural engineering (BAE) program during the ASABE Annual International Meeting on Aug. 1st in Detroit, Mich.

“We are extremely pleased to see the accomplishments of our students and faculty being recognized by these major ASABE awards,” said John Veenstra, department head of BAE. “These awards are a reflection of the long tradition of excellence OSU’s BAE department has in developing future leaders in our profession and providing service to our profession.”

Jordan Cash received the Yoerger Preprofessional Engineer of the Year award. This award acknowledges and recognizes an outstanding undergraduate engineer who has excelled scholastically and has been a leader in the local, regional and international communities as shown by their activities and offices held at each level. Cash graduated from OSU with his bachelor’s in BAE in May 2018.

Ajay Kumar, associate professor in BAE, received the Gale A. Holloway Professional Development award. The award, first presented in 2008, was established in memory of Gale A. Holloway, Past President of ASABE, and Past President of the ASABE Foundation and Fellow. The award acknowledges and perpetuates Holloway's dedication to assisting preprofessionals and early career ASABE members to become active members and work diligently to enhance the quality of meetings, technical information and professional development within ASABE at both the national and sectional level.

Randal Taylor, professor in BAE and assistant director of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, received the G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering award. This award honors engineering practices resulting in the enhancement of techniques or technology for countryside development, or plans, programs or other leadership activities which promote the development of the countryside.

Former OSU BAE professor, Garey Fox, was also awarded the ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering. He is currently the BAE department head at North Carolina State.

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Jordan Cash, pictured with OSU President Burns Hargis, received the Yoerger Preprofessional Engineer of the Year award from ASABE.

Randal Taylor was awarded the G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering award by ASABE.