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NDSU department chair named society fellow

Posted on 6/9/2017

Sreekala Bajwa
Sreekala Bajwa, NDSU professor and chair of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. It is the organization's highest honor.

She will be inducted in the 2017 class of fellows during the ASABE Fellows Honor Recognition Ceremony and Reception, scheduled during the society's annual international meeting, Monday, July 17, in Spokane, Washington.

The society defines a fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in agricultural, food or biological systems engineering. Fellows have a minimum of 20 years of active practice or teaching of engineering and have been organization members for at least 20 years.

"It is a great honor to be selected by my peers to be a fellow of the ASABE," Bajwa said. "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."

Her areas of expertise include remote sensing, precision agriculture, unmanned aerial systems and bio-composites.

Bajwa earned her bachelor's degree at Kerala Agricultural University at Tavanur, India; master's degree at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India; and doctorate in agricultural engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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