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New Faces of Engineering

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named five young members to its class of 2017 "New Faces of ASABE."

Through the their professional and extracurricular pursuits, the five, all 30 years of age or younger, represent the best of a profession that endeeavors throughout the world to improve quality of life and make sustainable use of precious natural resources. One of these individuals will be honored by DiscoverE in this year's class of "New Faces of Engineering," announcement of which will occur on April 5, the Global Day of the Engineer. ASABE is a sponsor of DiscoverE, a premier organization for promoting public awareness and appreciation of engineering professions.

The class includes:

  • Kassie Coverdale, Terra Drive Systems, Brookston, Indiana
  • Noel Menard, John Deere Waterloo Works, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Brett Ramirez, Iowa State university, Ames, Iowa
  • Gurdeep Singh, The Climate Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Adam Sporrer, John Deere, Ankeny, Iowa

Profiles of the honorees are posted online. Contact Dolores Landeck for high-resolution photos.

Nominated by engineering colleagues and fellow ASABE members, the 2017 Class of New Faces of ASABE was formally announced February 13, at the 2017 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, in Louisville.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting

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