ASABEAEM is proud to support the accomplishments of the agricultural engineering students honored with achievement awards during ceremonies held at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ (ASABE) recent annual meeting.

The ceremonies celebrated a number of awards and competitions involving student ASABE members across the globe. AEM was the main sponsor of the AEM/ASABE Student Awards Breakfast that recognized this year’s student achievers.

“The future of agriculture engineering looks to be in good hands,” said AEM Director of Materials Management John Wagner. “AEM is proud to be associated with highlighting the accomplishments of these talented young students.”

More than 200 people were in attendance at the AEM/ASABE Student Awards Breakfast, which featured a keynote presentation from Chris Bursiek, manager of product safety standards for John Deere, an AEM member company. Bursiek, an active member of AEM’s agriculture technical committees and ASABE’s technical committees for standards development, shared his thoughts and perspectives on the opportunities afforded to him in his career that are also open to the student engineers in attendance.

Among the competitions recognized at the AEM/ASABE Student Awards Breakfast were:

  • Ethics Video Challenge
  • Ethics Essay
  • G.B. Gunlogson Student Environmental Design Competition
  • Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award
  • 2018 AGCO National Student Design Competition
  • K.K. Barnes Student Paper Awards
  • ASABE Robotics Competition
  • AIM Student Oral/Poster Presentation Competition
  • International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition
  • ASABE Professional Scholarships
  • Alpha Epsilon, The Honor Society of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering
  • 2018 Student Honor Award Winners

For more information on AEM’s involvement in ASABE, contact AEM Senior Director of Technical and Safety Services Mike Pankonin (, tel: 414-298-4178) or AEM Director of Materials Management John Wagner (, tel: 414-298-4164).

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