Welcome Back, Dr. Solomon!
CAFES Dean Wehner recently announced that Dr. Kenneth H. Solomon has agreed to provide leadership to the BRAE Department during the search for the replacement for Dr. Richard Cavaletto who has taken the position of Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Many of you know Dr. Solomon from his previous service as the Department Head of BRAE.
Kenneth H. Solomon
Registered PE [Agriculture] in California, #AG-221
PhD, Agricultural Engineering, 1983, Utah State University, Logan, UT
MS, Irrigation Science, 1978, Utah State University, Logan, UT
MA, Mathematics, 1976, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
BS, Mathematics, 1967, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Irrigation [especially sprinkler and drip irrigation] and Water
Current Hobbies and Interests:
Dr. Solomon enjoys poetry, photography, and cooking. He has spent considerable time writing since his retirement in 2004, participating in two writing groups and attending poetry readings around the county. Hi poetry publication credits number over 6 dozen now. Although most don't have a direct irrigation connection, many are related to irrigation in some way.
In His Own Words...
Dr. Solomon says that his most memorable college experience was "[r]eceiving a D on my first engineering report. I was still thinking like I was in high school. I'd handed in what was essentially a book report -- a collection of what others had done and written. I learned from that D that I had to take it to the next level. I was expected to pull that information together and add my own thinking to it. That D was my wake-up call. It was OK for me to think on my own. It was expected that I would be adding my own contributions now."
- President, California Irrigation Institute,
- Irrigation Association "Person of the Year
Award" for Distinguished Service, 1990
- University Council on Water Resources Research
Prize, 1985, for PhD Dissertation, "Irrigation Uniformity and Yield
- Visiting Scholar:
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Anna University, Madras, India
Egyptian Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Universidad Autonoma de la Laguna, Torreón, Mexico
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Zhambyl Irrigation, Land Reclamation & Civil Engineering Institute, Zhambyl, Kazakhstan