Category Archives: Development

Dr. Searcy Retires After 40 Years of Service to Texas A&M

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy, head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, retired on Monday, August 31, 2020, after 40 years of service. Dr. Searcy began his road to academic success by earning a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1974. He went on to earn  a B.S. and an M.S. in Agricultural Mechanization also from the University of Missouri in 1976. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in Agricultural  Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1980. Dr. Searcy began his… Read More →

NEW! Parnell Faculty Fellowship Created

An endowed fund to create the Dr. Calvin B. Parnell Faculty Fellowship in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department has been established by the Wesson Family Foundation.  David Wesson, AGEN ’82, wanted to honor Dr. Calvin Parnell, who was an important mentor to David as an undergraduate. The Wesson Family Foundation entered into an agreement with the Texas A&M Foundation to make gifts that establish the Parnell Faculty Fellowship as well as a Wesson Family Foundation Matching Fund.  The Matching Fund was created to encourage others who value… Read More →

Study Food Engineering and Technology in Spain

Summer 2020 program cancelled. Please contact Dr. Elena Castell-Perez ( or Dr. Rosana Moreira ( for questions or concerns.   Click here to apply. The proposed global engagement initiative is designed to provide 21st century education to students in Engineering, Food Science, and Agricultural Business Management fields. The Mission is to provide valuable experiences to TAMU students focusing in part on the future domains of Food Science and Engineering education. Through culture awareness and creativity, our students will  improve technical and soft skills essential to compete in a… Read More →

President Young: The State Of Texas A&M Is Strong, Vibrant

2019 State of the University Address from Texas A&M MarComm on Vimeo. By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications | OCTOBER 10, 2019 Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young reflected on a year of successes and announced more than $91 million worth of new investment priorities and grants during his 2019 State of the University Address at the Memorial Student Center. “Because of your efforts and contributions, the state of the university is strong and vibrant. That is not to say that we are without… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Day rescheduled to Nov. 11 in Snyder

Weather forced a delay of the Southwest Dairy Day, but it has been rescheduled to Nov. 11 at the T&K Dairy near Snyder. The event is being hosted by the Will Collier family and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The new hours for the event will be from 1-4 p.m. with tours and speakers. Booth setup will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for exhibitors. Admission is free. The dairy is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 East and County Road 1673 east of Snyder. “We are so… Read More →

Breathing New Life in to Scoates Artwork

Built in 1932, the Agricultural Engineering Building, now known as Daniels Scoates Hall, was designed to provide agricultural engineering instruction, research and extension. The building features a beautiful wrought iron doorway, exterior ornamentation, and a highly decorated foyer and lecture room. The lecture hall originally contained a stenciled-tile ceiling, an ornate chandelier, a wooden turntable, and murals. The frieze was painted for the building opening in 1933, followed by the six panel color mural in 1939 at the request of Daniel Scoates, the department head at the time…. Read More →

Sheng named resident director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso

Dr. Zhuping Sheng has been named director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso, effective Sept. 1. Sheng joined the center in April 2001 and is a professor of agricultural engineering with AgriLife Research. “Dr. Sheng’s expertise in agricultural engineering and water along with his proven leadership ability make him an excellent choice for guiding the El Paso center’s research efforts,” said Dr. Craig Nessler, AgriLife Research director, College Station. According to AgriLife Research, the mission of the El Paso center is to lead and conduct innovative… Read More →

BAEN Tailgate 2017

3rd Annual Departmental Tailgate Come join the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering Tailgate on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. We’ll be next to the Price Hobgood Building in the big white tent.  We’ll have a large screen TV with the game on. Porta cool fans and restrooms available. Food and refreshments will be served before and during the game. Hope to see you there and BTHO Nicholls State!

BAEN Tailgate 2016

Come join the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering Tailgate on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. We’ll be next to the Price Hobgood Building in the big white tent. We’ll be serving breakfast through lunch including Slovacek sausage, hot dogs, breakfast tacos, pancakes, veggie & fruit trays and coffee & orange juice. We’ll have a large screen TV with the game on. Porta cool fans and restrooms available. Hope to see you there and BTHO Prairie View A&M!

Dooley ’35 inducted into Texas A&M Corps Hall of Honor

Born in McKinney Texas, Colonel Thomas Dooley, began his studies in the Fall of 1932.  During his time at Texas A&M he was a Ross Volunteer and Head Yell Leader. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1935. During World War II, Colonel Dooley served in the Philippines under General Jonathan Wainwright. When the Japanese attacked the Philippines in 1941, he distinguished himself in action as Aide-de-Camp to General Wainwright and was awarded the Silver Star. He continued serving with Wainwright through the Corregidor and Bataan campaigns. When Japanese… Read More →