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Two FABE Students named New Faces of ASABE Honorees

Feb. 14, 2019
Congratulations to Matthew Klopfenstein and Jenna Lee

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has announced the 2019 New Faces of ASABE Honorees, which include two Ohio State seniors. New Faces of ASABE are announced annually just ahead of National Engineers Week. Through the stories of these individuals, New Faces of ASABE aims to inspire their peers, the public, and future engineers who may follow in their footsteps. By their professional and personal achievements, the New Faces of ASABE are making a world of difference.

ASABE offers two categories: the Professionals Edition honors those 35 years old and younger, while College Edition honors undergraduate student members.

Jenna Lee and Matthew Klopfenstein were both named 2019 New Faces of ASABE Honorees for their achievements as students and involvement the student chapter of ASABE at Ohio State. 

Jenna Lee is planning on graduating from Ohio State in Autumn 2019 with her bachelor's in food, agricultural and biological engineering (FABE) with a specialization in agricultural engineering. She has served as an officer in the ASABE student chapter, including two terms as president, and is an undergraduate research assistant in Ohio State’s precision agriculture program.

Matthew Klopfenstein is also majoring in FABE with a specialization in agricultural engineering and plans to graduate in 2020. He served as vice-president of the ASABE Midwest Rally and is currently captain of OSU’s ¼-Scale Tractor team.

Congratulations to Jenna and Matthew!


by Chip Tuson