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New Faces of ASABE - College Edition

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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ASABE announces Alexander Greeson, North Carolina State University, as winner of New Faces of ASABE 2018, with a $1000 scholarship.

GreesonSt. Joseph, Michigan--Alexander Greeson has been named 2018 winner of New Faces of ASABE - College Edition, by The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

Greeson is a senior studying biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. He is currently serving as president of the ASABE student branch and is a member of the 1/4-scale tractor team, the Pack Pullers. For his senior design project, he is working on a machine that will reduce the hand labor involved in cleaning harvested pine straw to produce a high-quality landscape mulch. As ASABE Student Branch President, he has brought in industry leaders to address the branch, and  assisted the local ASABE chapter in hosting a combined continuing education event and career fair. Recently, he and other officers participated in leadership training, then earned a $1000 prize for the branch by successfully demonstrating application of that training. He has also worked in the department as a research assistant, assisting with project design, building, and testing.

Role models played a generous part in Greeson's decision study engineering. "My father, a structural engineer, and my grandfather taught me how to construct and repair everything from toilets to deer stands," he says. A family friend, a mechanical engineer, was also an influence, introducing Greeson to motocross, from which he learned basic automotive mechanics--engines, clutches, and transmissions. Geeson now enjoys designing those mechanical systems and looks forward to a career off-road vehicle design.

New Faces of ASABE celebrates the activities and accomplishments of ASABE members, whose stories serve as inspiration to their peers, the public, and the future engineers who will follow in their footsteps. The program has two categories, College Edition, for third-year and higher undergraduates, and Professionals, for professional members age 35 and younger.

Announcement of all honorees was made at the 2018 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 hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

 

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