“The 2012 class of the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame includes a space shuttle pilot, four aerospace engineers, a space museum, a shipping container terminal and a Shoals-based organization that helps farmers around the world.

The International Fertilizer Development Center is among seven inductees for the hall that honors individuals, projects, corporations and institutions that bring significant recognition to Alabama.

Maury Gaston, of Birmingham, chairman of the hall of fame’s board of directors, said IFDC is known around the globe for helping farmers in developing countries increase the yields of their crops to help combat world hunger.

The Muscle Shoals-based organization was founded in 1974 amid global food shortages…”