During the last year, meetings were held at the following sections/NABEC: Alabama, Arkansas, California/Nevada, Central Illinois, Chicago, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Minnesota, NABEC
, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Quad City, Wisconsin, and a combined Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee meeting.
The awards banquet featured some local folk dancing (including Vijaya Raghavan) and presentation of the NABEC Young Engineer of the Year award to Valerie Orsat, Research Associate, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, and the graduate Oral and Poster presentation winners (from 37 entries) to R.
NABEC included guest/spouse activities at the Ecomuseum and Morgan Arboretum, the Biodome, and touring Old Montreal.
Make your plans for NABEC '07, July 29 through Aug.
Jennifer Becker, a teaching professional and extension engineer with the Department of Biological Engineering at the University of Maryland, was honored as the NABEC Young Engineer of the Year.
Bill Bowers was awarded the NABEC Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the organization.