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Published: Aug 3, 2012 12:00:00 PM
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Nathan Warner, a 2012 graduate of Auburn University’s Department of Biosystems Engineering, has been awarded the 2012 Robert E. Stewart Engineering Humanities Award by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The award — one of three highest honors presented to undergraduate or graduate student members — recognizes Warner’s academic accomplishments, service and leadership. He accepted his award at a banquet held in Dallas Aug. 1.
Warner has served as president of the Auburn chapter of Alpha Epsilon biosystems engineering honorary, member of the College of Engineering’s Cupola Ambassadors and Auburn’s student government. He founded the Auburn Global Citizenship Initiative to increase student awareness about global issues, and is a co-founder of Auburn’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
In addition, Warner brought the ONE Campus organization to Auburn to create a greater awareness for poverty and disease. He has been an advocate for solving world hunger and has been an active student representative on the Committee of 19. He has been active in campus sustainability activities by serving as president of the Auburn Sustainability Action Program and working on several committees to help the university reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve its energy sustainability.
Warner received the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship for Excellence in National Environmental Policy in 2011. In 2012, he was recognized as the Outstanding Biosystems Engineering Student at Auburn University. He is a member of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.
The Robert E. Stewart Engineering Humanities Award was established in 1986 to acknowledge Stewart’s lifelong dedication to the social and cultural contributions that agricultural and biological engineering makes to quality of life and to the application of humanities to engineering research, design, development and education. ASABE is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Founded in 1907, ASABE comprises 9,000 members in more than 100 countries.