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Professor David Slaughter Receives Prestigious Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal

July 10, 2019
Since 1932, the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) has selected one recipient, if any, for the Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal. The medal is awarded to those who show "exceptional and meritorious achievement in agriculture that has resulted in new concepts, products, processes or methods that advanced the development of agriculture.” This year's medal has been awarded to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Professor David Slaughter.

EBS Grad Student Kyle Cheung places in ASABE poster competition

August 20, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Kyle Cheung, who placed in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the NRES technical community for his work entitled, “Identification of Drought Stress in Turfgrass Using Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing”. Cheung presented this work during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in July.

Cheung researches drought stress in Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Ali Pourezza's lab.

Read his ASABE AIM 2019 Presentation Abstract:

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Singh invited to join Food and Nutrition Board

August 09, 2019

Distinguished Professor Emeritus R. Paul Singh has been invited to serve on the prestigious Food and Nutrition Board of the Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prof. Singh will provide input related to issues pertaining to food technology and engineering.

Grad student Ryan Kawakita receives predoctoral fellowship from USDA

August 09, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Ryan Kawakita of the Jeoh lab, who has won a fellowship from the USDA. Ryan recently learned of his award of the predoctoral fellowship from USDA NIFA, specifically for education and workforce development (EWD) with the intent to develop the next generation of professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.

SmartFarm highlighted on GrowingProduce.com

July 25, 2019

Professor David Slaughter was featured in the article discussing the changes ahead for agriculture as the workers will move from manual labor to digital labor.

Read the article, titled "Where Will We Find Tech-Savvy Farm Workers?" at GrowingProduce.com.

Alumni Spotlight: Carolyn M. Jones '01

July 17, 2019

Growing up, Carolyn M. Jones ‘01 excelled in math and physics while falling in love with agriculture through organizations like 4H and FFA. She combined her passions at UC Davis—she studied Biological Systems Engineering while becoming involved in the animal science community and living and interning at the campus horse barn managing foals.

Professor Zhongli Pan elected Fellow of ASABE

July 15, 2019

Congratulations are in order for BAE Adjunct Professor Zhongli Pan, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers!

ASABE is honoring Dr. Pan's long career providing scientific leadership in food and bioprocessing, and wrote in their award pamphlet:

BAE student team wins 2nd place in ASABE robotics competition

July 12, 2019

Congratulations to the UC Davis Ag Robotics team, who participated at the Robotics Competition

at the International ASABE meeting in Boston and walked away with second prize!

The UC Davis team was the top American team in their division at the competition.  The team won a trophy and cash prize as well.

Well done BAE students!