Category Archives: Awards

Mohanty elected Fellow for American Association for Advancement of Science

Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Regents Professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for preeminent efforts in the application of remote sensing platforms for understanding multi-scale hydrology and developing scaling rules for soil moisture and hydrologic fluxes.” According to the organization, AAAS is the premier scientific society that seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people and… Read More →

Thomasson Named Texas Section ASABE Engineer of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Thomasson for being named ASABE Texas Section Engineer of the Year! The award is given by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Members of the society “put science to work to meet humanity’s most fundamental needs: safe and abundant food; clean water; fiber, timber, and renewable sources of fuel; and life-enhancing and life-saving products from bio-based materials.” Recipients of this award are individuals who provide significant contributions to the agricultural engineering profession through professional excellence and dedication to service. Dr. Thomasson previously… Read More →

Department Honored with Recent Awards

  Congratulations to all who were recently honored at the 2017 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Ceremony which was held on September 20th, 2017 in the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to making the department a great place to call home. Dr. Zivko Nikolov awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Faculty Mentoring Dr. Nikolov has been a member of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering department since 2003. During his tenure, he has mentored numerous… Read More →

Department Shines at ASABE Award Ceremonies

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) held their annual international meeting from July 17th-20th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M had an outstanding representation, winning a variety of awards and receiving recognition for their many accomplishments. Dr. Dana Porter, ’87, was the recipient of the PEI Professional Engineer of the Year Award for dedicated service in support of professional engineering licensure for agricultural and biological engineers and recognized under the 2016 Presidential Citations… Read More →

A Successful ASABE Texas Section Meeting

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Texas Section Meeting was recently held on October 5th through October 7th, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. The meeting seeks to incorporate continuing education for agricultural and engineering professionals, allows for networking between industry professionals and students, and updates members about advances in the field. Generally, the first day allows for networking and socializing among members, particularly students. The second day focuses on presentations in specific industries where students are given the opportunity to present as well. Additionally, student club… Read More →

Faulkner named to 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight

Each year, The Association of Former Students’ 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight recognizes 12 Aggies who have graduated within the past 12 years for their outstanding accomplishments in business, civic service and philanthropy, and for representing Texas A&M’s core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect, and selfless service. The 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight was conceived by the Young Alumni Advisory Council, a body of young former students who advise The Association’s staff on matters related to young alumni programming and communications. Brock Faulkner ’04… Read More →

A Farmer at Heart

Air scientist, Dr. William “Brock” Faulkner, was a tireless advocate for livestock producers in Colorado & across the nation. It was June, 2006, and I was driving home from the Omni in Broomfield, following the conclusion of a Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Convention, and thinking about how CLA could become more engaged in addressing the issue of ammonia deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park (Park). We had met with folks at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and it was their belief based on… Read More →

Singh selected to receive Merriam Improved Irrigation Award

Dr. Vijay Singh has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the U.S. Society for Irrigation and Drainage Professionals Merriam Improved Irrigation Award. He will receive the award during the society’s International Conference on Improving Irrigation Water Management Oct. 11-14 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Singh is a distinguished professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering. “It’s an honor and a privilege to receive this award and serve this professional group for many… Read More →

Porter awarded double honors at ASABE summer meeting

LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service engineer who said she much prefers nominating colleagues for honors, received two of her own during the 2016 Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Dana Porter was recognized during the July meeting with the Professional Engineers Institute Professional Engineer of the Year award. She also received the group’s President’s Citation. Porter is a professor and AgriLife Extension agricultural engineering specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at… Read More →

Schroeder receives President’s Award for Academic Advising

COLLEGE STATION – Ashlea Schroeder, senior academic advisor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, recently received the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising. The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor, according to the nomination. Schroeder joined the department in 2007 and was promoted to senior academic advisor in 2012. She serves as academic advisor to undergraduates in two degree programs – biological and agricultural engineering and agricultural… Read More →