Student Teams Land Top Prizes in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Design Competition

Pictured left to right: Julianna Newman, Nathan Bowman, Harrison Davis and Noah Olson deliver their winning presentation at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Gunlogson Environmental Design Student Competition.
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Pictured left to right: Julianna Newman, Nathan Bowman, Harrison Davis and Noah Olson deliver their winning presentation at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Gunlogson Environmental Design Student Competition.

Two team projects from the U of A Biological and Agricultural Engineering program took first and second place in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Gunlogson Environmental Design Student Competition.

The biological engineering Senior Capstone project coordinator is G. Scott Osborn. 

The purpose of the society's open Gunlogson competition is to encourage undergraduate students to participate in the design of a relevant engineering project and to provide an arena of professional competition for environmentally and biologically related design projects.

The national society competition consists of two parts:

  • Submission of a design report to be judged by an expert panel.
  • Participation by the three teams earning the highest report scores in a presentation competition at the society's annual international meeting.

The first place team received $1,250, and the second place team received $1,000 at the society's Annual International Meeting in Houston on July 20.

The winning teams were:

First place

Nathan Bowman, Harrison Davis, Juliana Newman and Noah Olson
Faculty adviser: Benjamin Runkle
Project: Alternative Stormwater Design for a Residential Development in Rogers, Arkansas
Local consulting firm Crafton Tull tasked the group with designing a site-appropriate low-impact development stormwater solution for a housing development in a clay-rich region. 

Second place

Alexis Barber, Andrew Daniels, Ellie Kuhn and Aubin Payne
Faculty adviser: Benjamin Runkle
Project: Clinton Drive Lot Restoration
This team assessed low-impact development solutions for a U of A campus slope that will host a section of a mountain bike trail.


Pictured from left: Ellie Kuhn, Aubin Payne, Andrew Daniels and Alexis Barber, who took second place in the design competition.

 

Contacts

Lalit Verma, professor and department head
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
479-575-2351, lverma@uark.edu

Jennifer P. Cook, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, jpc022@uark.edu

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