ISU Faculty Honored by American Society of Agricultural Engineers

April 11th, 2005

Honors were given April 7 to two faculty members of the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at the Iowa Section Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Amy Kaleita, assistant professor, was named the Newcomer of the Year at the meeting, which was held at Hawkeye Renewables in Iowa Falls. Kaleita teaches courses in hydrology and water quality. Her research focuses on emerging technologies such as remote sensing in natural resource conservation engineering. She joined the Iowa State faculty in 2003.

Brian Steward, assistant professor, was presented the Young Engineer of the Year award. Steward teaches courses in fluid power engineering and applications and is developing the ISU Fluid Power Laboratory to provide students more hands-on learning experiences. Steward's research focuses on the development of machine vision and image processing for precision agriculture, controls for agricultural and off-road equipment and sensing for agricultural and biological systems. He joined the Iowa State faculty in 1999.

Contacts: 

Amy Kaleita, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-5167, kaleita@iastate.edu
Brian Steward, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-1452, bsteward@iastate.edu
Susan Thompson, Communications Service, (515) 294-0705, sander@iastate.edu