The Iowa Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has named its 2010 award winners. The awards were presented April 1 during the Section’s 2010 Spring Meeting, held at the Kinze Product Center in Williamsburg, Iowa.
Each year ASABE’s Iowa Section recognizes members that have made significant contributions to society and the profession. The three awards given are Newcomer Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Engineer of the Year.
Jacob M. Bolson – Newcomer Engineer of the Year
Jacob M. Bolson is an application engineer for Hagie Manufacturing in Clarion, Iowa. An ASABE member since 2003, he was honored for his service to ASABE at both the national and section levels. Bolson has demonstrated his service to ASABE through participation and leadership on several national ASABE committees. He is currently the chair of the 2010 Agricultural Machinery Conference, taking place May 2-5, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bolson has been actively involved in supporting preprofessional ASABE members by freely giving his time to advise and mentor capstone design students through the Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. Through his industry contacts, Bolson has facilitated significant equipment donations back to the Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department which have been used to enhance the overall education quality for current students.