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Faculty Awards and Honors

2014 Awards & Honors

Michael Burchell

Robert O. Evans

Matthew Veal

Gary Roberson

See: the full list of awards since 2003. All Faculty Awards

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mike burchell
Dr. Michael Burchell

Dr. Michael Burchell lll receives Soil and Water Conservation Society Award for Professional Achievement in Water Quality

The Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the NC Soil and Water Conservation Society held its annual award banquet on February 15, 2014 presenting Dr. Michael Burchell with the Soil and Water Conservation Society Award for Professional Achievement in Water Quality. The Soil and Water Conservation Society is a scientific and educational organization -- founded in 1945 -- that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy. See SWCS

The 2012 - 2013 International Drainage Hall of Fame

Robert O. Evans
Dr. Robert O. Evans

The 2012 - 2013 International Drainage Hall of Fame Award Dinner and Ceremony was held at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio April, 2014. Dr. Robert O. Evans, P. E., was given the 2012 honor of being named to the list of International Drainage Hall of Fame honorees. 

This is a prestigious honor and was given for his outstanding and internationally recognized, contributions to drainage, drainage water management, stream and wetland restoration, riparian buffers, and nonpoint source pollution control. While best known for a truly outstanding extension program, he also made significant and substantial contributions in research, graduate teaching, extension administration, leadership in local and national committees, professional societies, study commissions and task forces, and since 2006, as Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NCSU. Dr. Evans has excelled in every role with contributions making a real difference to agricultural production and profits on drained soils, to water quality, the environment, his students’ profession and society at large.

From his early research, Dr. Evans determined crop response to shallow water tables and developed algorithms for predicting yields losses in terms of water table depths and durations. His results were incorporated into DRAINMOD. Dr. Evans is best known for his contributions to applied research, extension and public acceptance of drainage water management, controlled drainage (CD). His work expanded research sites in North Carolina, helped environmental regulators and farmers better understand the practice and its application of drained cropland. Working with NC Cooperative Extension, USDA_NRCS and ARS, he set up a series of field demonstration and research sites, the results from which convinced regulators that the method would work and resulted in CD being recognized as a Best Management Practice with cost sharing by the State of North Carolina to improve drainage water quality. It is now a major component of the ADMS Task Force and application to the Midwest.

Dr. Evans’ service includes chair of the 1998 National Drainage Symposium and as chair of the Drainage Council for the ASCE Division of Irrigation and Drainage. As member of the International Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, he has participated in congresses in South America, The Netherlands, China and Finland. Dr. Evans has collaborated with water management researchers in Canada, France, The Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom, he has served as instructor at Drainage Schools in Ohio and Illinois, co-instructed DRAINMOD courses in six states, served on teams to review water management programs in the Southeast region, as well as the national program. Throughout his career, Dr. Evans has demonstrated a strong commitment of service to the organizations he represents.

Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional Award

Matthew Veal
Dr. Matthew Veal

Awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. The award is given to recognize excellence in personal character and outstanding achievement in the following areas: 1) serving clientele by disseminating, sharing and applying engineering knowledge; 2) motivating clientele to acquire new knowledge, skills and understanding; 3) transferring research technology into practical, problem-solving applications; and 4)advancing the profession of agricultural and biological engineering. Engraved bronze medallion on a plaque.

 

 

2014 Outstanding Professor Award

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Dr. Gary Roberson

Dr. Gary Roberson, P.E. received the 2013-2014 Outstanding BAE Professor Award. This award is given by Bio & Ag students in recognition of the special effort of a professor in the department. Dr. Roberson was recognized for his continuing commitment to students in the agricultural engineering concentration and imparting his love of electronics and machinery. The award was presented at the 2014 spring graduation.

 

 

 


Faculty Awards and Honors Listing

Awards & Honors - 2014 - present Recipient
2014 NC Soil and Water Conservation Society, Professional Achievement Water Quality Dr. Michael Burchell
2012 International Drainage Hall of Fame ( awarded in 2014) Dr. Robert O. Evans
2014 Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional Award, ASABE Dr. Matthew Veal
2014 Outstanding BAE Professor Award Dr. Gary Roberson
Awards & Honors - 2013 Recipient
2013 NC Irrigation Award Dr. Garry Grabow P. E.
2013 Royce J. Tipton Award - American Society of Civil Eningeers Dr. Robert Evans, P. E.
2013 Tobacco Growers Association Extension Service Award Dr. Grant Ellington, P. E.
2013 University Faculty Award Dr. William Hunt, P. E.
2013-2015 USDA_NRCS Agricultural Air Quality Task Force 2013-2015 Dr. Lingjuan Wang Li
2013 The President' Volunteer Service Award Dr. Sanjay Shah
2012 -13 Outstanding BAE Professor Award Dr. Larry Stikeleather, P. E.
Awards & Honors - 2012 Recipient
2012 ASABE New Holland Young Researcher Award Dr. Wayne Yuan
2012 Soil and Water Conservation Society -Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter Award Dr. Greg Jennings, P. E.
2011- 12 Outstanding BAE Professor Award Dr. Michael Boyette P. E.
Awards & Honors - 2011 Recipient
2011 NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Dr. Larry Stikeleather, P. E.
2011NC State Innovator of the Year

Dr Kenneth R. Swartzel, P. E.Associate Faculty

2011 Resource Development Awards Dr. Wayne Skaggs, P. E.
2011 ASABE A. W Farrall Young Educator Award Dr. Mari Chinn
2010- 11 Outstanding BAE Professor Award Dr. Rodney Huffman, P. E.
2011 NC State Grange Search for Excellence Award from NC Extension Dr. Gary Grabow, P. E.
2011 Outstanding Leadership Award Southern Region Water Program Dr. Greg Jennings, P. E.
2011 Environmental Education Achievement Award from the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Dr. Greg Jennings, P. E.
Awards & Honors - 2010 Recipient
2010 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award from the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association Dr. Jean Spooner
ASABE, PEI Professional Engineer of the Year Award Dr. Rodney L. Huffman, P. E.
International of Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR), Merit Award Dr. Lingjuan Wang
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Peanut Council, Dr. Tom Whitaker
ASABE, Fellow

Dr. Robert Sowell
Emeritus Professor

Awards & Honors - 2009 Recipient
Charles A. Black Communications Award presented by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Dr. Wayne Skaggs, P. E.

ASABE, Massey-Ferguson Educational Gold Medal Award

Dr. Wayne Skaggs, P. E.
ASABE, Fellow Dr. Larry F. Stikeleather, P. E.
ASABE, Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award Dr. Robert O. Evans, P. E.
ASABE, Irrigation Engineering Award Dr. Ronald E. Sneed, P. E.
Emeritus Professor
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Fellow Award Dr. Gary Roberson, P. E.
CALS Resource Development Award Dr. Thomas Losordo
College of Engineering George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award Dr. Andy Hale
Special Specialist Award presented by the North Carolina Associate Cooperative Extension Specialists Dr. Sanjay Shah
Awards & Honors - 2008 Recipient
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Young Extension Award Dr. William F. Hunt, P. E.
2008 NCSU BAE Outstanding Alumnus Dr. Tom Whitaker
USDA Superior Service Group Award Dr. Tom Whitaker
Campus EarthWise Award Rhonda Sherman,
Extension Specialist
Keynote Speaker, International Water Congress, Seville, Spain,
"Advances in Waste Management in the U.S.
Dr. Robert Rubin
Emeritus Professor
Serving on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Dr. David Beasley, P. E.
Awards & Honors 2007 Recipient
ASABE Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award
Dr. Greg Jennings, P. E.
ASABE Fellow Dr. Phil Westerman, P. E.
ASABE Fellow  (Professor emeritus, Forestry, Biological and Agricultural Engineering) Dr. Awatif Hassan
Outstanding Extension Service Award, North Carolina Tobacco Grower's Association Dr. Michael Boyette, P. E.
Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineers Dr. John Classen
Inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension (AOFEE)
Dr. William F. Hunt, P. E.
Governor's Award for Water Conservationist of the Year, NC Wildlife Foundation Dr. William F. Hunt, P. E.
NC State Alumni Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award Dr. William F. Hunt, P. E.
Merit Award, USDA/ARS Dr. Tom Whitaker
Who's Who in Engineering Academia Dr. Albert Jarett, P. E.
Visiting Professor
Keynote Speaker, International Symposium on Greenhouse Cooling: Methods, Technologies and Plant Response, Almeria, Spain Dr. Daniel Willits
Awards & Honors 2006 Recipient
ASAE Fellow-2006 Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) Dr. David Beasley, P. E.
FPSA Foundation FPEI Food Engineering Award at ASABE Annual Meeting Dr. Brian Farkas
CALS Pride of the Wolfpack Recognition Dr. David Beasley, P. E.
Merit Award, USDA/ARS Dr. Tom Whitaker
CALS Pride of the Wolfpack Recognition Dr. Garry Grabow, P. E.
Awards & Honors 2005 Recipient
President's Citation from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers Dr. David Beasley, P. E.
ASAE Fellow-2005 Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) Dr. Robert O. Evans, P. E.
2005 ASAE Massey-Ferguson Educational Award Dr. James Young, P. E.
ASAE 2005 Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award Dr. Philip Westerman, P. E.
Gertrude Cox Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Roger Rohrbach
Inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dr. David Beasley, P. E.
Coyt T. Wilson Distinguished Service Award, American Peanut Research and Education Society Dr. Tom Whitaker
Merit Award, USDA/ARS Dr. Tom Whitaker
University Teaching Award 2005 Dr. Gary Roberson, P. E.
Awards & Honors 2004-03 Recipient
Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers Dr. David Beasley, P. E.
NC State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor 2003 Dr. Crowell Bowers, P. E.
Honorary State FFA Degree Dr. Crowell Bowers, P. E.
Outstanding Extension Specialist for NCSU and NCA&T for support of county programs from the NCSU Association of Extension Specialists Dr. William F. Hunt, P. E.
2003 NC State/Nancy G. Pollock Dissertation Award Dr. Michael Burchell
Harvey W. Wiley Award, Association of Official Analytical Chemists Dr. Tom Whitaker
NE Regional Directors "Honor Award" 2003 Dr. Roger Rohrbach, P. E.