ASAE Student Branch first place in EMI

The University of Tennessee student branch of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) was recently recognized by the Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI) at the 1999 Annual ASAE International Meeting held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for outstanding student engineering achievement. EMI presents awards annually to those ASAE student branches that compiled the most outstanding record of activities and accomplishments in the past year.

In recognition of their achievement, the student branch was presented an engraved gold cup for First Place in Group B Engineering Student Branches (membership less than 33). Erin Wilkerson, John Hancock, Theresa Ervin, Clinton Lafferty, and Jacinda Russell compiled the award winning report documenting student branch activities. Dr. William E. Hart serves as faculty advisor to the student branch. In 1998, the student branch was recognized as First Runner-Up.

EMI has recognized outstanding student engineering achievement since 1935 by presenting the EMI Student Awards at ASAE's annual international meeting. The awards program was created to improve all student branches through competition and to provide a permanent record that can be used to assess each branch's development through the years. The agricultural equipment industry supports the awards program from its commitment to excellence in engineering education. Eleven club members traveled to Canada to represent the university and accept the award.

Dr. Luther Wilhelm

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