The University of Saskatchewan Sled Dogs ¼ Scale Tractor Team placed 4th overall in a field of over 20 competitors at this year‟s American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE) ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design.
Left to right: Dr. Scott Noble (Faculty Advisor), Allison Graham, Tyrone Keep, Dallas Nelson, Brian Gould, Stacey Braun, Zack Martin (Captain), Joel McDonald, Shawn Turner, Tyler Keet, Stephan Kop-chynski, Dr. Terry Fonstad (Faculty Advisor)
This year's ASABE/CSBE North Central Inter-Sectional Conference will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Oc-tober 7 - 9, 2010, hosted by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (former Agricultural and Biore-source Engineering Department and Chemical Engineering Department), College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan. The North Central Section is composed of CSBE and ASABE members in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Technical papers and presentations of research results are solicited on the following areas:
1) Agricultural Systems – agricultural machinery, farm power and electrification, agricultural structures
2) Natural Resources – soil and water, irrigation and drainage, environmental engineering
3) Bioprocessing – food and bioprocess engineering, processing of biological materials
4) ASABE Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design - presentations and papers on design elements, testing, analysis, or innovations. A 1/4 scale tractor pull competition will be arranged.
5) Others – biomedical engineering, engineering education and extension in agriculture, international agricultural engineering extension, etc.
One highlight of the past year was the first Bioengineering Day jointly organized by the Department of Agricultural & Bioresource Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan section of CSBE last November 27th, 2009. Spearheaded by Prof. Ross Welford and Dr. Predicala, the goal of the event was to foster closer interaction and networking between industry professionals, society members, and students and academicians. More than 60 participants, including past graduates, industry representatives, students, parents, and college staff attended the event.
(with contributions from L. Tabil)
(excerpted from College of Engineering media release)
The 2010 Engineering Innovative Design and Student Paper Competitions was held at Marquis Hall at the University of Saskatchewan in March 24, 2010. Fourteen teams presented their innovative engineering design and paper ideas. In both the design and paper competitions, the teams that placed first won $1000. The second place winner received $500 and third place received $300.