ASABE Announces Winner of Hancor Soil and Engineering Award
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ASABE Announces Winner of Hancor Soil and Engineering Award

teeFINDLAY, Ohio – Aug. 22, 2008:  Saied Mostaghimi, Virginia Tech professor and head of the biological systems engineering department, has been named the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2008 Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award. 

Sponsored by Hancor, it recognizes Professor Mostaghimi’s research programs in developing strategies and tools for assessing the impact of agriculture and urban activities on water quality and developing and validating computer simulation models for use by agencies involved in water resources and land-use planning. The methodology he developed for data collection at the watershed scale, the citation states, has been widely adopted by researchers and practitioners in the United States and throughout the world.

“Hancor has always been very proud of our involvement with the ASABE and of our sponsorship of this award,” stated Tori Durliat, Hancor director of marketing.

“Professor Mostaghimi is widely known for his research, outreach and educational programs in hydrology and in particular soil erosion and non-point source pollution assessment and control. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to acknowledge Professor Mostaghimi for his exacting work in this field and for his lifelong commitment to examining and improving water quality.”

Called one of its most prestigious awards by the Society, the Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award recognizes noteworthy contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering in teaching, research, planning, design construction, management or materials development.

Mostaghimi is a 27-year member of ASABE and elected a Fellow of the Society in 2006. Hancor, one of the world’s largest suppliers of storm water management systems, has sponsored the ASABE award since 1966. It was presented to him on July 2, 2008 at the ASABE Annual International meeting.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems.  Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE has some 9,000 members from more than 100 countries.

 About Hancor
One of the nation’s largest suppliers of storm water management systems, Hancor manufactures a wide variety of plastic drainage products for the commercial, residential, construction and agricultural markets. Hancor was founded in 1887 in Findlay, Ohio and operates manufacturing facilities and service centers across the country. For more information call Hancor at 1-888-FOR PIPE (367-7473).

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori Durliat
Director of Marketing, Hancor, Inc
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 1-800-537-9520
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