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2016 BAE Showcase Award Winners

The Biosystems Engineering Showcase is an annual event that showcases the program and its students. During this event Graduate students that applied for the BAE Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships will receive their award.

Photo of BAE Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships Awardees Photo of Yingqian Lin - College of Engineering Outstanding BE Graduate Student Fellowship Awardee

Yingqian Lin - College of Engineering Outstanding BE Graduate Student Fellowship
Zhiguo Liu- Outstanding BE Research Fellowship & Fitch H. Beach Award
Fariborz Daneshvar and Yuzhen Lu- Merle & Catherine Esmay Scholarship
Francisco Garces-Vega and Yuzhen Lu- Galen & Ann Brown Scholarship

2016 BAE Service Recognition Fellowship 

This award is given by the BAE Department to students that "go above and beyond” with their attitude and contributions within the BAE Department. Mahlet GaredewMaria Melissa Rojas-Downing and Kaitlyn Casulli won the award for 2016.

Photo of recipients of the 2016 BAE Service Recognition Fellowship    Photo of recipient of the 2016 BAE Service Recognition Fellowship 

Climate, Food, Energy, and Water (C-FEW) Summer Research Fellowship 

This fellowship is provided by the Environmental Science and Policy Program at MSU. The C-FEW Summer Fellowship provides funds to be used to enhance the educational and research experience of graduate students at MSU whose research focuses on the nexus of climate, food, energy and water. Mahlet Garedew and Maria Melissa Rojas-Downing won the fellowship for 2016.

2016 Graduate Scholarly Achievement Award

 It is an award given by the Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers. It recognizes graduate student members who made outstanding scholarly achievements.Yingqian Lin won this award for 2016.

Spartan Innovations Venture Fellows

This fellowship is provided by MSU Spartan Innovation. The Venture Fellows program assists in launching startup companies based on inventions by MSU faculty, staff and graduate students and to provide graduate students experience in technology commercialization. Yingqian Lin won this award for 2016.

2016 Be Spartan Green Outstanding Achievement Award 

Be Spartan Green Outstanding Awards are given to an Outstanding Student Research Project who have demonstrated their support of sustainability on campus. 

Photo of recipients of the 2016 Be Spartan Green Outstanding Achievement Award 

Water Study Team members Cheng-Hua Liu and Maria Melissa Rojas-Downing pose for a photo with MSU Sustainability Project Coordinator Sean Barton. The team was recognized with an award at the 2016 Be Spartan Green Award Gala for their campus water consumption research.

2016 Poster Award Winners

Mahlet Garedew - Engineering Graduate Symposium Poster Award (1st Place) (College of Engineering)

                            Third Annual Fate of the Earth Symposium Student Poster Award (Best Overall) (Environmental Science and Policy Program)

Photo of the recipient of Engineering Graduate Symposium Poster Award (1st Place) 

Leann Lerie Matta - ESPP Research Symposium in Environmental Health Poster Award (1st Place)

Sean Woznicki Receives Fitch Beach Award-2015

Sean Woznicki was the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering’s nominee for the MSU College of Engineering Fitch Beach Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research. His research is titled “Development of a comprehensive framework to assess the impacts of climate change on stream health”. The Fitch Beach Awards are determined based on a review of students’ academic and professional records and on an oral presentation of their research. In the college-wide competition he received the second place award. The MSU Engineering Research and Graduate Studies Committee determine the winners of this award. Dr. Pouyan Nejadhashemi is Sean's faculty adviser.

Sean Woznicki Receives Fitch Beach Award-2015

Back L-R, Umesh Adhirkari, Matthew Herman, Sean Woznicki, Dr. Nejadhashemi, Melissa Rojas-Downing, Eleheh Esfahanian. Front L-R, Mohommad Abouali, Fariborz Daneshvar.

 

2015 BAE Showcase Award Winners

The Biosystems Engineering Showcase is an annual event that showcases the program and its students. During this event Graduate students that applied for the BAE Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships will receive their award.

Photo of the BAE 2015 Award Winners

Zhigui Liu - College of Engineering Outstanding BE Graduate Student Fellowship

Rui Chen - BAE Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Student Excellence

Sean Woznicki - Outstanding BE Research Fellowship & Fitch H. Beach Award

Esteban (Ronald) Aguilar - Merle & Catherine Esmay Scholarship

Mahlet Garedew - Bill & Rita Stout Scholarship

Kaitlyn Casulli - Galen & Ann Brown Scholarship
 

 

People, Prosperity and the Plant 2015 P3 Award by EPA

People, Prosperity and the Planet 2015 P3 Award by EPA

 

The EPA's P3 – People, Prosperity, and the Planet—Program is a unique college competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. Rebecca Bender and Ronald Aguilar, current graduate students in Dr. Reinhold’s research group, successfully led a senior design team consisting of Gina Masell, Nicole Kruse, and Brian Smith to win a Phase II implementation grant for a project in Talamanca, Costa Rica.  With this grant, they will install drinking water and anaerobic digestion/wetland systems in a small indigenous community in 2015 and 2016.

For more information on the Competition click here.

 

 

2015 Engineering Graduate Symposium Poster Award 

Mahlet Garedew standing by her research poster

 

Engineering Graduate Research Symposium Poster Award 2015, Mahlet Garedew

The Engineering Graduate Research Symposium features research posters and presentations from MSU Engineering graduate students, and is an opportunity for faculty, students, alumni and industry professionals to explore connections between research and practice.

 

 

 

 

Photo of Khang Huynh standing by his research poster2015 Student Poster Competition, American Ecological Engineering Society Conference, Oklahoma, 2nd Place, Khang Huynh

The American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) performs an annual conference with different topics each year. 2015 conference theme is Designing 21st Century Grasslands: Fire, Water, Conservation, & Carbon.