On Tuesday, April 18th, 2023, the Ohio State Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) held its annual Student Scholarship and Awards Banquet. The banquet honors faculty, staff, students and alumni for contributing to the department's advancement in 2023.
The keynote speaker was Jim Smith, CEO of Elford, Inc., the largest locally owned and operated construction company in Central Ohio.
This year, there were several incredible award and scholarship recipients:
IPAG Distinguished Alumni Award
IPAG Outstanding Service Award
Dr. Beenish Saba
IPAG Industry Contributor Award
Geringhoff, LLC and Lincoln Electric
IPAG Outstanding Staff Teacher Award
Dr. Kristen Conroy
Graduate Teaching Award
FABE Graduate Leadership and Service Award
Graduate Research Award
Master's: Neha Joshi and Ph.D.: Jaden Tatum
Henry J. Barre Award for Graduate Study in Agricultural Engineering
The Reverend Pavlos T. Taiganides-Distinguished Professor/Robert E. Steward Memorial Award
FABE Outstanding Seniors
Isias Manriquez, Samuel DiTirro and Allison Patrick
FABE Distinguished Senior
Madison Kacica, Cassidy Brozovich, Spencer Logan and Dante Spieker
Several student scholarships were also given out, totaling 69 students and over $126,000 on a departmental level.
Finally, the FABE and ASM Senior Capstone and Design awards were given out.
ASM Outstanding Communicator Award
Intercomp Weigh in Motion Scales: Spencer Logan, Brendan Good, Evan Young
ASM Outstanding Innovator Award
Optimal Tractor Sizing in Ohio: Owen Wallace, Michael York, Mason Straker
FABE Outstanding Communicator Award
NASA Group: Cassidy Brozovich, Justin Davis, Saisiri Panjugala and Satvik Kethireddy
FABE Outstanding Innovator Award
Infinity Labs Group: Tyler Humphreys, Brian Higinbotham and Louisa Pigg
Thank you to all who came to the 2023 FABE Student Scholarship and Awards Banquet, and congratulations to all of the winners!