Each student engineering branch and student technology branch may elect one student branch member to receive the Student Honor Award for each 25 active members. Winners receive a leather portfolio and a certificate of award provided by ASABE. This award encourages scholarship, activity in student branch affairs, extracurricular, and student activities and the important art of maintaining the good will and respect of associates. Winners names and score sheet must be sent to the Awards Administrator by April 20.

2018  Winners
Engineering branch: Alex Greeson, North Carolina State University

Student Honors Awards General Rules
-A member of a student engineering or technology branch of ASABE, who desires to compete for the ASABE Student Honor Award, shall complete the score sheet.

-The branch shall elect a custodian of the score sheets and the score sheet of each student competing for the Award shall be delivered to the custodian before the last regular meeting of the student branch in April or for the semester and verified by an officer of the branch and the faculty advisor.

-The ratings on the score sheets of students eligible under paragraph ER-6 shall be totaled prior to the last regular branch meeting in April or the last regular branch meeting of the semester.

-The eligibility of candidates for the Award, as determined under the Eligibility Rules (paragraphs ER- 1 to 8), shall be certified by a committee comprised of the branch officers and the faculty advisor. The names of eligible students shall be announced and recipients of the Award shall be elected by secret letter ballot not later than the last regular branch meeting in April or the last branch meeting of the semester.

-In any school year, a student engineering or mechanization branch may elect not more than (a)one recipient of the Award for each 25 or fewer members who constitute the branch members, or regular ASABE student members but not graduate student members of the student branch; (b)two recipients for each 26 to 50 members; (c)three recipients for each 51 to 75 members; (d)fourrecipients for each 76 to 100 members, etc.

-Prizes of the Award shall consist of a certificate and leather portfolio engraved with the ASABE logo. ASABE headquarters provides certificates and portfolios based on receipt of certified score sheets, and on its records of student branch strength. Score sheets should be emailed as a PDF to  the Awards Administrator, no later than April 20 in order for the awardee to be listed in the annual international meeting awards program booklet. Access the score sheet here.

-Portfolios and certificates may be awarded with appropriate ceremony at a meeting or special function of the branch.

Eligibility Rules
A student to be eligible for the ASABE Student Honor Award must:

-Be enrolled in a four- or five-year professional agricultural, food, or biological engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree; or be enrolled in a four- or five-year ASABE approved agricultural mechanization curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in agricultural mechanization or its equivalent.

-Have attended the school where currently enrolled for a minimum of one academic year.

-Have earned at least a 2.5 (if an A is counted as 4.0 honor points), C+ or 75 percent average, as explained under Schedule of Award Points, for all work completed since the beginning of his freshman year.

-Be enrolled for a period of at least one academic year as a student member of ASABE and as a member of the local ASABE student engineering or mechanization branch.

-Have attended a minimum of two-thirds (2/3) of all scheduled meetings of his student branch since becoming a member of the branch, as shown by the secretary's attendance records.

-Have completed sufficient course work to enable them to graduate within four additional quarters if the school operates on a quarter system, or three semesters if on a semester system.

-Have not previously received the ASABE Student Honor Award.

-Have accumulated a minimum of 50 points, according to the Schedule of Award Points below.

Schedule of Award Points - obtained through the student's college career
Scholarship
A student, to be an eligible candidate for the ASABE Student Honor Award, shall have a minimum average in all work completed of C+, a 2.5 quality point or honor point ratio (where an A is counted as 4.0 points), or 75 percent, depending on the method of determining grade averages at the school they are attending. All course work completed from the beginning of the freshman year shall be considered.

If a student's average is above the minimum, they shall be given award points in accord with the following table:

Quality
point ratio

Percent

Award
points

Quality
point ratio

Percent

Award
points

2.5

75

2

3.3

83

18

2.6

76

4

3.4

84

20

2.7

77

6

3.5

85

22

2.8

78

8

3.6

86

24

2.9

79

10

3.7

87

26

3.0

80

12

3.8

88

28

3.1

81

14

3.9

89

30

3.2

82

16

4.0

90

32

       

or over

 

A student shall be credited with award points under AP-2, 3, and 4 below, whenever they satisfy a particular requirement. For example, if a student earns two varsity letters for athletics, they will be credited with 10 award points, AP-4(f).

Local ASABE Student Engineering or Mechanization Branch Activities
a. Offices in local Student Branch

   

Quarter

Semester

Year

 

President

10

15

20

 

Vice-President

6

9

12

 

Secretary-Treasurer

10

15

20

 

Secretary

6

9

12

 

Treasurer

4

6

8

 

Scribe or Reporter

4

6

8

 

Other elective offices

4

6

8

b.

Committee Chair:

     
 

Program Committee

3

4

6

 

Social

1

2

3

 

Membership or other

1

2

3

c. Field day: General chair, 6; vice general chair, 3; exhibit chief, 3 (examples - float, display, model display). Bonus for all committee members for exhibits placing in all-college or university-wide competition: 1st place, 6; 2nd place, 4; 3rd place, 2.

d. Special branch activities: For giving a prepared talk of at least 10 minutes on program (not to include committee reports), 2; for a year's perfect attendance at regular branch meetings, 10; for each full year of active branch membership, 4.

e. AEM Trophies Competition: Committee chair, 10; vice chair, 5. Bonus for all committee members for reports placing in national competition: 1st to 10th place, 10 to 1 (descending scale).

f. Branch publications (points are per year or in proportion thereto): Editor or business manager, 12; assistant editor or assistant business manager, 8; author of technical article, 6.

National ASABE Student Activities
a. Officers of National Council of Student Engineering Branches or National Council of Student Mechanization Branches: President, 15; vice president, 10; secretary, 10.

b. Publication of National Student Journal: Editor or business manager, 15; assistant editor or assistant business manager, 10; author of technical article, 6; report of branch activities, 3.

c. Branch delegate to national student meeting, 10.

d. Attendance at a society-wide ASABE annual meeting, 5.

e. Office held in an ASABE section, 5.

f. Giving prepared paper or talk at ASABE section meeting, 6.

g. Attendance at an ASABE section meeting, 2.

Campus Activities
a. Election to a national scholastic honor society, 5.

b. College publications: Editor or business manager, 12; associate or assistant editor or associate or assistant business manager, 8; other staff member, 3; author of technical articles, 6; author of non-technical articles (other than news reports), 4; news reports, 1.

c. Contests - college-wide or national: For entry in any contest as an individual (horse show, livestock judging, etc.), 3. Bonus, winning, 3.

d. For entering a paper in any essay or similar competition (such as ASABE Student Paper Award, etc.), 4. Bonus for winning 1st to 10th place, 10 to 1 (on a descending scale).

e. Student government: President of student body, 10; college class president, 8; other college wide office (unless office is held by virtue of some other office for which credit is taken elsewhere), 4.

f. Athletics: Varsity letter, 5; individual conference champion or member of championship first team, 5; member of intramural team, 1; member of league championship intramural team, 2; member college championship intramural team, 2.

g. Fraternal, campus civic, or veterans' organizations: President, 5; other elective office, 2.

h. Religious organizations: President of a student religious organization in college or nearby church, 5; other elective office, 2.

i. Cultural activities: Major role in dramatic production or lead in glee club, 5; supporting role in dramatic production, 3; member of stage crew for dramatic production, 3; member debate team, 5. Bonus for each debate won, 1.

Miscellaneous Activities
The faculty of any department of agricultural and/or biological engineering may set up an award scale with values comparable to the above schedule for any event of local importance, providing the total award points in such a scale does not exceed 25.