The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) recognized the latest winners of its annual student engineering and mechanization awards during the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' (ASABE) annual international meeting, held June 20-23, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The AEM "Student Trophy Competition" awards recognize ASABE university student branches for outstanding achievement. ASABE student branches provide agricultural engineering-related undergraduates with insights into their chosen profession. AEM initiated the awards in 1935 as part of its commitment to excellence in agricultural engineering education.
The ASABE student branches are evaluated on their activities during the previous year in areas including campus and community participation, membership, meetings and programs. (See www.asabe.org for award details.)
The 2010 AEM "Trophy Competition" award winners are:
Large Student Engineering Branches (Group A): First Place goes to Iowa State University; Second Place goes to University of Illinois; and Third Place goes to Kansas State University.
Smaller Student Engineering Branches (Group B): First Place goes to University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Second Place goes to University of Tennessee.
Student Mechanization Branches (all sizes): First Place goes to Kansas State University and Second Place goes to Iowa State University.
AEM is a longtime supporter of ASABE and its mission to advance engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.
Cooperation between AEM and ASABE also extends to AEM's global agricultural exhibition – AG CONNECT Expo. ASABE is a key sponsor of the event and is co-locating its Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) with the 2011 show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2011 AG CONNECT Expo will be held January 8-10, 2011 (preview day January 7), with AETC scheduled for January 5-7. ASABE similarly supported the inaugural AG CONNECT Expo, held in 2010.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. AEM membership comprises more than 800 companies and 200-plus product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China; and a European presence in Brussels, Belgium.
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