ASABE is proud to offer the following major awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to agricultural and biological engineering. All awards are presented each summer at the Annual International Meeting Awards Luncheon. All nominations are due October 31st annually. Please click on each award for nomination instructions.
Questions? Please contact awards administrator Sarah Cook , (269) 932-7006.
Past Winners - Last Five Years
Recognizes the enhancement of food security by innovative engineering or the application of engineering in the production and distribution of food, including the storage and handling of grains, oilseeds, and other food products. Submission Deadline: January 1, 2016 for 2016 only. The deadline will be October 31 in subsequent years.
Honors exceptional and meritorious engineering achievement in agriculture that has resulted in new concepts, products, processes or methods that advanced the development of agriculture. Gold medal.
Honors achievement through engineering for improved manipulation, use and conservation of soil-water resource, and that has resulted in applications of a new concept, product, art or science that advanced the development of agriculture. Gold medal.
Honors those whose dedication to the spirit of learning and teaching in the field of agricultural engineering has advanced our agricultural knowledge and practice, and whose efforts serve as an inspiration to others. Gold medal.
Honors distinguished service in advancing the knowledge and science of agricultural structures and environment. Engraved plaque on a wooden base.
Honors contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering. Contributions may be in teaching, research, planning, design, construction, management or development of materials. Bronze medallion mounted on an engraved plaque.
Honors outstanding engineering contributions to the development and improve-ment of the countryside. Engraved copper plate on a hardwood plaque.
Honors outstanding contributions to engineering-mechanization-technological programs of educa-tion, research, development, consultation or technology transfer that have resulted in significant improvements outside the United States. Engraved plaque and $1,000 cash.
To encourage and to recognize outstanding contributions which advance agricultural and biological safety and health. These contributions shall have been either in the form of notable performance, product innovation, program innovation, research, design education promotion, published literature and/or special actions which have served to advance agricultural and biological safety and health. Engraved beveled triangular glass piece suspended from a stainless steel holder.
Awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. This award honors the development or creation of a technical plan that is materially influencing agricultural engineering progress, as evidenced by use in the field. Engraved bronze medallion on a plaque.
Awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. The award is given to recognize excellence in personal character and outstanding achievement in the following areas: 1) serving clientele by disseminating, sharing and applying engineering knowledge; 2) motivating clientele to acquire new knowledge, skills and understanding; 3) transferring research technology into practical, problem-solving applications; and 4)advancing the profession of agricultural and biological engineering. Engraved bronze medallion on a plaque.
Awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. Honors outstanding success motivating the application of engineering principles to the problems of agri-cultural engineering. Engraved bronze medallion on a plaque.
Awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. Honors dedicated use of scientific methodology to seek out facts or principles significant to agricultural engineering. Engraved bronze medallion on a plaque.
Honors out-standing contributions to the cotton industry. Engraved hardwood plaque.
Honors a graduate or undergraduate student who is a Student Member of ASABE at the time of nomination for outstanding contributions to the profession and the humanities. Engraved hardwood plaque.
Honors an engineer or engineering team for unique contributions to the de-velopment or advancement of a new engineering concept. Engraved hardwood plaque.
Seeks to recognize and publicize those efforts that enhance the acceptance and efficient use of surface irrigation methods. Engraved hardwood plaque.
Seeks to recognize individuals who have given exceptional contributions toward the generation, maintenance, and administration of ASABE standards. Engraved hardwood plaque.
Seeks to recognize a licensed engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, and/or humankind. Engraved glass sculptured trophy.
Honors those professionals in research, development, extension, education or industry that have made significant contributions to the improvement of efficient and effective sprinkler irrigation. Engraved hardwood plaque.
Seeks to encourage and recognize outstanding leadership and active involvement in ASABE for early career members. A spinning blue gemstone globe & quartz clock on a rosewood base with engraved brass plate.
Seeks to recognize an outstanding Preprofessional undergraduate student member who has excelled scholastically and has been a leader in the local, regional, and international communities as demonstrated by activities and offices held at each level. Globe on an engraved circular glass obelisk.
Seeks to honor and recognize annually an outstanding Undergraduate upper-class level (junior/senior) or Graduate ASABE student member who exhibits interest in engineering problems and global learning outreach. Engraved plaque and $1,000 cash prize
Seeks to honor and recognize annually an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as department head/chair of a Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (or similarly named department) in the United States that presently has an ABET accredited Agricultural/Biological Engineering program. Full-leaded eagle perched on an engraved optic crystal base.
Honors and recognizes food engineering professionals from all parts of the world, who have made significant engineering contributions in research, development or design of food processes significant to the food industry; and in outstanding leadership, management or education to advance the food engineering profession. Engraved plaque, $1,750 cash award and up to $1,000 travel expense toward the recipients' attendance at the ASABE Annual International Meeting. Recognition also includes at a meeting of the professional organization of their choice, along with recognition during the International Congress of Engineering and Food (ICEF).
Honors and recognizes annually an ASABE member who is providing excellence in research, development, extension, education or industry who has made significant contributions in the ability to utilize and adapt microirriagation technology at an appropriate scale for any given level of production technology. The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize engineering excellence in the design, development, evaluation, operation, or management of microirrigation systems and/or efforts that increase the adoption of this efficient irrigation method. Engraved hardwood plaque.