Honors for Two in ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

April 6th, 2005

Two members of the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering have been recognized for their work.

Tom Glanville, associate professor, was named the Engineer of the Year at the Mid-Central American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE) meeting in St. Joseph, Mo., April 1-2. Glanville's expertise is in water quality and environmental pollution prevention. He earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees at Iowa State, and has been a member of the faculty since 1977.

The Engineer of the Year award recognizes an ASAE member for noteworthy recent contributions to the profession or with a career of success and service to the profession. ASAE is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems.

Bill Koenig, an engineer with MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) located at Iowa State, was inducted into the Rural Builders Hall of Fame at the recent meeting of the National Frame Builders Association in Columbus, Ohio.

Koenig has been an engineer at MWPS for nearly 14 years. During that time, he has served as project engineer and development coordinator for more than 30 major educational publications, including various dairy, swine, horse, grain, manure management and concrete handbooks.

The Rural Builder Hall of Fame was founded in 1982 to honor the builders, suppliers and educators who have helped shape the rural construction industry. The Hall of Fame, sponsored by Rural Builder magazine of Iola, Wis., now includes 80 members.

MWPS is a university-based publishing cooperative dedicated to publishing and disseminating research-based, peer-reviewed, practical and affordable publications that support the outreach missions of the 12 North Central Region land-grant universities plus the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Contacts: 

Tom Glanville, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-0463, tglanvil@iastate.edu
Bill Koenig, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-0550, fwkoenig@iastate.edu
Susan Thompson, Communications Service, (515) 294-0705, sander@iastate.edu