Laura Christianson, Matthew Helmers Named ASABE Award Winners
Source: ASABE, Carol Flautt
St. Joseph, Michigan – NCR-SARE Graduate Student Program grant recipients, Laura Christianson and Matthew Helmers – Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, were named recipients of a Blue Ribbon Award during the recent meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 2012.
The award was given in recognition of their efforts in producing outstanding quality educational materials in one of the following categories: Electronic & Web-Based Delivery – DVD’s, web-based computer programs, powerpoint shows, web-based video, audio-podcasts, video-podcasts; Publications - short, medium, long, and comprehensive in length; and Extension Methods and Impact - innovative extension methods or impact assessment. Typically only the best projects are nominated and about one nominee in five receive Blue Ribbon designation.
The Iowa State University project title is “ Woodchip Bioreactors for Nitrate in Agricultural Drainage” in the Publications: Short category. The award was in recognition of a four page publication describing the basics of de-nitrification “woodchip” bioreactors for reducing nitrate in agricultural drainage. They researched bioreactors in a project funded in part by a 2009 North Central SARE graduate student grant.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering application to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Its 9,000 members, from more than 100 countries, are consultants, managers, researchers, and others who have the training and experience to understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300 (phone) or (269) 429-3852 (fax); email@example.com. Details can also be found at http://www.asabe.org/
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GNC09-103, Producer Education of Nitrate Reduction Strategies and Evaluation of Acceptance.