Category Archives: Awards

Students Receive Senior Merit Awards

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences congratulates the outstanding students receiving 2021 Senior Merit Awards. Presented by the College for over 50 years, these awards recognize the best of the best graduating seniors. The following students are this year’s recipients: Zoe Amerigian Alec Macmanus Congratulations to all of our students for your hard work and dedication!

Texas A&M’s agricultural engineering graduate program earns national ranking

No. 3 ranking reflects high quality teaching, research excellence The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences agricultural engineering graduate program ranked third in the nation with the latest U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. The department’s agricultural engineering graduate program ranked third in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate School rankings and joined several other programs in the university that were mentioned in the publication for 2022. More details about the… Read More →

Auvermann receives Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence

Congratulations to Brent Auvermann, Ph.D., who received the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence this year. This award recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed by faculty, students and staff members across Texas A&M AgriLife. Administration Award The Administration Award was presented to Brent Auvermann, Ph.D., center director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo and chair of the Council of Resident Directors, Auvermann is helping build AgriLife Research’s role throughout Texas. His tenured experience as a researcher and his ability to “lead-by-example” energize his… Read More →

BAEN Capstone Teams Places Third at AGCO National Student Design Contest

Congratulations to the BAEN Capstone team “Innovative Farming Solutions” who submitted their capstone project and were chosen to present in the finals of the 2020 AGCO National Student Design Contest. The team of Madison Hodges, Ana Chen Reyes, and Jacy Gray placed third overall at this year’s annual contest. The team designed a rural greenhouse/garden in a food desert area of South Texas for the South Texas Advancement Resource (STAR) group. This is the second year in a row a BAEN team from A&M has qualified for the… Read More →

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Spring 2020 Awards

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has held its annual Ag Convocation virtually by recognizing their Senior Merit Award Winners. Senior Merit Award winners Senior Merit Awards have been presented by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for over 50 years.  The awards are designed to recognize the best of the best graduating seniors from the college in 2020. The selection criteria for Senior Merit Awards include scholarship, Texas A&M University activities, community involvement, professional and civic activities, internships/employment and awards, honors and undergraduate research activities/publications…. Read More →

2019 Annual Departmental Scholarship and Awards Banquet

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering had its Annual Departmental Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13 at Philips Event Center. The banquet highlights summer study abroad scholarship recipients and 2019-2020 scholarship recipients. Special congratulations to Dr. Maria King for receiving the student chosen ASABE Professor of the Year Award. Awardees National Cotton Ginner’s Association Peary Wilemon Scholarship Hao Ju Jianing He Tianyi Wang William H. Aldred Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural Engineering Donovan Davis Meiyi Zhang Rita and Dannie O. Burk ’68 Endowed Scholarship Jordan Taylor… Read More →

Varun Gejji Awarded Distinguished Graduate Student

Varun Gejji, Ph.D. Candidate at Texas A&M University in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has received one of the prestigious 2019 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Awards. His research focuses on developing a new lipid, and protein extraction technique form microalgae that will reduce the stress on traditional resource-intensive down-stream unit operations. He already has a patent application (pending), three peer-reviewed articles published, and several articles under review. Additionally, he has been working on simulation-based anti-viral drug screening and his work on finding new small molecule drugs… Read More →

Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Program Receives Prestigious State Award

Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program received the Texas Environmental Excellence Award in the youth category given by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. There are 10 categories in the annual awards program that honors achievements in environmental preservation and protection. The Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program was given the state’s highest honor and recognized for the work with youth. There are three finalists and one winner within each category. The Commission chooses the finalists while the Governor chooses the winner. Finalists and winners are recognized in Austin at… Read More →

Department Head Honored by Alma Mater for Exceptional Efforts

Dr. Stephen Searcy, head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was recently honored by his alma matter, University of Missouri, with the 2019 Missouri Honor Award. The award is given by the College of Engineering to alumni for “exceptional efforts by an individual to foster the professional development of young engineering college graduates; exceptional ability in the planning and direction of significant and important in technical engineering; and exceptional contribution by an individual to technical engineering knowledge.” Dr. Searcy graduated from the University of Missouri with… Read More →

Academy of Distinguished Graduates Nominations Needed

Do you know a classmate or other department graduate who has achieved great things in their career? If so, nominate them for induction into the BAEN Academy of Distinguished Graduates. Qualifications for induction: -Demonstrates record of significant achievements in chosen profession -Contributions that have had an effect on or made a contribution to her or his profession or discipline -Received professional or community recognition for their contributions -Contributions typify and personify mission of Texas A&M and BAEN department -Inspires young alumni, peers, and students in the pursuit of… Read More →