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Adedeji receives Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Akinbode Adedeji, Ph.D., has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. During May and June, he will be spending 28 days in Nigeria helping his former department at University of Ibadan Nigeria in areas of curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student mentoring and training. Assistant Professor Adedeji joined the BAE department two years ago. He teaches two classes on food and bioprocess engineering every fall, and he currently has three graduate students under his supervision.

Adedeji receives Barnhart Fund for Excellence award

Akinbode Adedeji, Ph.D., is a recipient of a 2017 Fiscal Year Charles E. Barnhart Fund for Excellence award. "Extrusion Process for Making Healthy Snacks" will be led by Akinbode Adedeji, Mark Mains, Martha Welch, and Karin Pekarchik of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. This two-day 4-H workshop will introduce high school teens to extrusion, a food processing technology that allows the forming and cooking of foods.

Shi receives eLLI Faculty Skill Development Award

Jian Shi, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the eLearning Innovation Initiative's third cohort. Shi is part of the university-wide research effort to develop biofuels, chemicals, and advanced materials to “Power the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future” through a $24 million NSF KY EPSCoR grant. He teaches BAE 504 Biofuels Production, a class taught every fall mainly in the traditional face-to-face format. BAE 504 is an elective course for upper level undergrad biosystems engineers and graduate students. Dr.

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