M.G. Cropsey joined the Department of Agricultural Engineering faculty in 1946 and served until retirement in 1974. Prior to coming to OSU, he had industrial experience with Union Diesel Company, Oakland, CA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During WWII, Myron Cropsey served as Lieutenant, Captain, Major and Lt. Colonel in the Ordinance Department of the U.S. Army. Receipients of this award must be enrolled in BEE or advised in BEE as a full-time student and have at least one academic year left at OSU.