Brett Ramirez

Brett, 27, is constantly motivated by the challenge of feeding the world’s ever-growing population. His work in academia combines his passion for research, design, and teaching. His research focuses on developing sustainable livestock systems that are resource efficient and promote performance, well-being, and health. His design work has resulted in innovative technology and control algorithms needed for reducing costs to help livestock producers maintain profitability while keeping the animals comfortable. With his teaching, he is able to bring his research directly to his students and give them hands-on experiences with real-world applications.
Nominated by Name: 
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Engineering Discipline: 
Graduate Research Assistant
Employer Name: 
Iowa State University
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Education Blurb: 
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign/BS, Agricultural Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign/MS, Agricultural Engineering Iowa State University/Ph.D (expected 2017) Agricultural Engineering