The Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award is to recognize excellence in the conduct and presentation of research to build the knowledge base needed by engineers who design equipment, facilities, and processes for the sustainable operation of a biologica l system. It consists of a written competition, and an oral competition held during the ASABE Annual International Meeting. Judges will select three (3) M.S. finalists and three (3) Ph.D. finalists from the written com-petition who will then be invited to present their research before judges at a scheduled technical session held during the ASABE Annual International Meeting.
This year our lab PhD student Rui Xu submitted a research paper titled “Development of the Second Generation Berry Impact Recording Device to Detect Mechanical Damage on Berry Fruit Packing Lines” for MS category and entered into the final list. After the oral competition during the conference in New Orleans, he won the second place and received cash award. Congratulations!