MSU professor earns academic leadership award

Ajit Srivastava, Michigan State University professor and chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, has received the James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) He received the award at the 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting in Dallas.

The award honors an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as the department head or chair of a biological or agricultural engineering department with an ABET accredited agricultural/biological engineering program. ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

As department chairperson, Dr. Srivastava provides leadership for the MSU Extension mission and investments in biosystems and agricultural engineering, and strives to integrate that work with the research and teaching missions of his unit as well. We’re fortunate to benefit from his leadership and are pleased that his colleagues recognize his contributions as well.

Congratulations, Ajit!

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