FARGO, N.D. — The chair of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at North Dakota State University has received the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ highest honor.
Sreekala Bajwa has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). That honor recognizes recipients for their professionalism, qualifications and experience in agricultural, food or biological systems engineering.
Fellows must have spent a minimum of 20 years actively practicing or teaching engineering. They also must be a society member for at least 20 years.
“It is a great honor to be selected by my peers to be a Fellow of the ASABE,” Bajwa says. “For me, it is a reminder of the responsibility I have, as an agricultural engineer and academician, to society to contribute and provide leadership in addressing the global challenges of food, water and energy security that we face today through research, education and service.
“It also reminds me of all the people – my students, colleagues, family, mentors, friends and collaborators – who contributed to my success and inspire me every day,” she adds.
She will be inducted into the 2017 class of Fellows at the ASABE Fellows honor recognition ceremony and reception during the society’s annual international meeting July 17 in Spokane, Wash.
Bajwa joined NDSU in 2012. Her areas of expertise include remote sensing, precision agriculture, unmanned aerial systems and bio-composites.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at Kerala Agricultural University, Tavanur, India; a master’s degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India; and her doctorate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. All of her degrees are in agricultural engineering.
— NDSU Agriculture Communication
For more news from North Dakota, click here.