Jake Schrader ( PhD Student of Lav Khot, Agricultural Automation Engineering) is shown presenting in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Houston, Texas, 2022.
Jake placed in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the Machinery Systems technical community for his work entitled,“Thermal analysis of heated spray and implications for agricultural spray technologies”.
He will receive a $250 prize check for his presentation.
Dr. Behnaz Molaei (former PhD Student of Troy Peters, LAWREE) is shown presenting in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Houston, Texas, 2022.
Dr. Molaei placed in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the Machinery Systems technical community for her work entitled, “Investigating Practical Artificial Hot and Cold Reference Surfaces for Improved ET Estimation using the UAS-METRIC Energy Balance Model”.
She will receive a $250 prize check for her presentation.
Behnaz Molaei just won another leadership award: “The Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award” from the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) and the Graduate School. The award has been given during a special ceremony on April 7.
The Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award (for doctoral candidates) was created in honor of Dr. DePauw’s service to WSU in 2003 to give recognition to doctoral candidates that demonstrate evidence of leadership skills and/or university involvement.
Huge Congratulations to Behnaz and her proud advisor/mentor Dr. Troy Peters!!
Graduate students are presently afforded multiple opportunities to be recognized for outstanding academics or scholarship. In contrast, there are few opportunities for them to be recognized for their leadership.
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Graduate Student Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates graduate students who have demonstrated leadership that has positively impacted their unit, college, campus, or wider community. The award is not just for longstanding leaders; it is reserved for those who made significant positive contributions or improvements to the operations and functions of these programs, initiatives, or organizations. The winner receives a $1,000 award.
CAHNRS Academic Programs announces that Behnaz Moleai has been chosen to receive the 2022Graduate Student Leadership Award.
Reanne Cunninghamm Chilton, the President and Marwa Aly, Executive VP and Budget Chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) at WSU announces that Behnaz Molaei has been awarded the GPSA College Representative of the Year Award.
She is being recognized as an execeptional college representative and chair of the awards and scholarships committee.
GPSA is so happy to recognize Behnaz’s accomplishments by giving her this award.
The Graduate Student and Professional Organization (GPSA) at WSU has voted to present the 2021 GPSA Excellence Award to the FEC club.
The Food and Engineering Club is comprised of graduate student members from the Food Engineering program and one faculty advisor (Dr. Shyam Sablani). These students conduct research in advanced thermal and non-thermal food technologies as well as polymeric packaging technologies to help the food industry address challenges of increasing consumer demand for safe, nutritious, and high-quality food products.
Congratulations to the FEC and Dr. Sablani!
Current officers are:
President: Yonas Gezahegn
Vice President: Zhi Qu
Secretary: Yoon-Ki Hong
Treasurer: Yucen Xie
Professional Development: Sivapratha Sivabalan
Social and Outreach: Sicheng Sun CAHNRS Senate: Xu Zhou
After winning the CAHNRS 2021 3MT competition, Femi Peter Alege, a doctoral student in WSU’s Biological Systems Engineering program, went on to place second and win a $1,500 travel grant in the overall University-wide 3MT competition.
“Congratulations, Femi, on your second place in the university Three Minute Thesis competition. You represented CAHNRS very well and we are all very proud of you.” Dr. Richard Zach, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, CAHNRS, WSU.
“Femi. Congratulations for this very important achievement! Best regards!” Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez, Department Chair, Biological Systems Engineering, CAHNRS, WSU.