American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) annual International Meeting

AUB & FAFS at the ASABE General Exhibition

FAFS participated in the ASABE General Exhibition: book and career fair during the 2018 ASABE International meeting in Detroit, Michigan, USA on July 29 - August 1, 2018. The AUB New York team coordinated the FAFS booth describing AUB & FAFS.​​


Dean Mohtar and Dr. Bashour participated at the meeting and shared recruitment material for faculty and students describing FAFS programs, career opportunities, research activities, and the studen​t body. Many counter participants visited the booth, expressing interest in joining the faculty as either professors or graduate students.  Several candidates applied for available faculty positions; others applied to the educational programs, mainly the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences/Nutrition, though a few showed interest in a post-doctoral fellowship. ​



Dean Mohtar named ASABE Fellow, Class of 2018 

Dean Mohtar was one of 13 new Fellows, ASABE's highest honor, who were named at the ASABE annual international meeting in Detroit, Michigan, USA on July 29 - August 1, 2018.  ASABE defines a Fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering. ASABE Fellows possess a minimum of 20 years of active practice in, or related to, the profession of engineering; the teaching of engineering; or the teaching of an engineering-related curriculum and a minimum​ of 20 years as an active Member-Engineer or Member in ASABE. Dean Mohtar was honored for his global impact through engaging local and international communities in discovery and education; for research and education in sustainable management of water, energy, and food resources; and for his work with the public and private sectors in science-based, informed dialogue.​




Friends of AUB Dinner

The first annual Friends of AUB event at an ASABE International Meeting took place on July 31, 2018 in Dearborn, Michigan. The gathering was impressive with the presence of around 50 guests including Consul General of Lebanon Suzan Mouzi Yassine,  president of the Michigan chapter of AUB alumni Manal Assi, distinguished alumni and friends from the University of Michigan, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of Maryland, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of State, Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR), Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS), and the Arab American National Museum.  Varun Gejji, PhD Candidate from Texas A&M University described the event as “an excellent experience. The AUB group felt like a close knit family rather than a group of well acquainted colleagues. The evening was an excellent introduction to AUB faculty and alumni; highlighted the outstanding achievements of AUB; and made clear the goal to maintain AUB’s position as a premier global institution.”​​​




​Click HERE to read about the session "Applications Toward the Sustainable Development Goals​" that took place at the ASABE annual international meeting​. Session moderator: Dean Rabi Mohtar / Keynote speaker: Jim Jones, Program Director, National Science Foundation; Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Engineering, at the Engineering Directorate and responsible for the INFEWS program (Innovations in food, energy, water systems).