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Amy Kaleita is an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University. She teaches courses in programming, numerical methods in agricultural engineering, and soil and water conservation. Her research is in the area of information technology for precision conservation. The natural environment is highly spatially and temporally variable, and determination of the most suitable land management strategies for a particular location requires the ability to characterize the variable factors at an appropriate scale and synthesize data with respect to their influence on hydrology. Dr. Kaleita’s research program includes the design of sensing and monitoring systems and use of such data in modeling and decision support systems. It is aimed at using robust and smart technology and analysis to maintain or enhance environmental quality, particularly with respect to hydrology, while enabling a safe and sustainable food production system. She received her BS in agricultural engineering from Penn State University in 1997, MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1999, and PhD in agricultural engineering from UIUC in 2003.