The Pork Checkoff’s event trailer traveled to the East Coast last week to assist in feeding victims of Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record to hit the northeast coast. Although 24 states have been impacted by the storm, the hurricane hit New York and New Jersey especially hard, flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway lines, as well as cutting off electricity to parts of the city and its suburbs. In response, pork producers from several states rolled up their sleeves to help feed those impacted by the storm. “The event trailer, a mobile kitchen equipped with grills and cooking supplies, traveled to New Jersey to offer assistance serving pork products to those in need,” said Conley Nelson president of the National Pork Board. “This is just another way pork producers demonstrate that they care for people and their communities.” Eight states donated assistance through monetary support – California, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah. Six states provided support by sending volunteers, including Iowa, Indiana, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.Industry partners Smithfield Foods, Johnsonville and Hatfield Brands offered support through product donations. Smithfield donated 2,000 pounds of pork loin; Johnsonville contributed 8,000 pork patties; and Hatfield supplied 51 cases of boneless half loins and seven cases of sausage grillers, equating to 2,365 total pounds. “The Pork Checkoff and America’s pork producers are grateful for these contributions, which made the relief effort a success,” said Nelson. “This was a great opportunity for producers to give back to those on the East Coast who were hit hard by the hurricane.”Source: National Pork Board Previous articleIndiana 4-H, FFA, and Farmers Address Hunger in IndianaNext articleSeed Consultants 1:38 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/13/2012 Gary Truitt SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indaina Pork Producers Help Feed Hurricane Victims SHARE Contributing to a better quality of life in producers’ communities is one of the six ethical principles of the We CareSM initiative, a joint effort of the Pork Checkoff, through the National Pork Board, and the National Pork Producers Council.Producers spent the first two days serving pork loins and brat patties at the Ocean Co. YMCA in Tom’s River, N.J. The remainder of the week was spent at the Brick Township Police Athletic League in Brick, N.J., in collaboration with Operation BBQ Relief. In all, 9,000 servings – 200 boneless loins, 306 boneless half loins, 64 cases of brat patties and two cases of Italian sausage grillers – were distributed over the course of the week to New Jersey residents. Extra product was donated to Operation BBQ Relief to continue distribution in Brick, N.J. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 13, 2012 Indaina Pork Producers Help Feed Hurricane Victims
Job DescriptionThe Department of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-RiddleAeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida invitesapplications and nominations for multiple tenure-track facultypositions. Since its founding in 2003, the Department has undergoneremarkable growth in size and has gained national recognition forits focus on experiential learning and its innovative disciplinarytracks in high-performance vehicles, robotics, energy, andbiomedical systems. At least one of the positions is expected tofocus in robotics & autonomous systems, so candidates withexperience and research interests in this field are encouraged toapply. Outstanding candidates in other fields will also beconsidered. The selected candidates are expected to start at theassistant professor rank however, considerations will also be givento outstanding candidates at the associate and full professorranks.Known for its Aerospace and Aviation focus, the College ofEngineering has a total enrollment of over 2500 students, over 100full-time faculty members, and enjoys top rankings and a nationalreputation. Mechanical Engineering is the second largest departmentand the fastest growing program on campus with 400 bachelors,masters, and PhD students and 20 full-time faculty members. TheMechanical Engineering Department has small class sizes and placesa large emphasis on experiential learning, including studentcompetitions such as the Maritime RobotX Challenge andEcoCAR.The Department conducts research in areas including robotics &autonomous systems, biomechanics, automotive engineering,computational fluid dynamics, energy systems, and others. Inaddition to the facilities and labs in the Lehman Engineering andTechnology Center, a new 50,000 square foot Engineering Center, theJohn Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, wasrecently completed as an anchor building for the University’sresearch park, featuring state-of-the-art engineering researchlabs, incubation, and accelerator spaces. A new Cray supercomputerhas recently been acquired, and a new world class subsonic researchwind tunnel has recently been commissioned.QualificationsJob RequirementsThe successful candidates will have an earned doctorate inMechanical Engineering or a closely related field, an ability tocontribute to the research efforts of the Department, and aninterest in and ability to teach undergraduate and graduatecourses. Particular research interests include: robotics,autonomous systems, perception systems, machine learning,navigation & control systems, bio-inspired robots, connectedand automated vehicles, and other related areas.Industrial, government, and/or academic experience, especiallyrelated to robotics & autonomy will strengthen a candidate’scredentials. For more information regarding the mission and visionof the College of Engineering, please refer to our website:https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/college-engineering/administration/index.html.DiversityEmbry-Riddle values diversity: We respect the rights and propertyof all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationalorigin, age, physical disability, economic background, sexualorientation, or religious belief. We believe in a community whereall members are welcome, and individuals or groups are free fromharassment.Equal OpportunityEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis onrace, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap,veteran status, or sexual orientation.Application Process and Additional InformationConsideration of applications will begin November 2020 and willcontinue until the position is filled; the expected start date isAugust 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, CV,statement of research interests and statement of teaching approach.Please submit your application materials through our websitehttp://careers.erau.edu .For more information, you may also contact the Chair of theMechanical Engineering Department, Professor Eduardo Divo, [email protected] , phone:386.323.7987.