Category Archives: Former Student

Alumni Spotlight: Catelyn Bridges

What is your academic background? My name is Catelyn Bridges and my hometown is Omaha, NE. I received my B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. I pursued my M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering while working under Dr. Janie Moore at Texas A&M University. My thesis research focused on using a non-thermal treatment, atmospheric cold plasma, during the post-harvest processing of cottonseed meal.  Why did you choose BAEN at TAMU for your MS Degree? I chose TAMU for my MS degree because… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Barry A. Johnson

Barry Johnson ’87 had a great experience at the university while working on his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. Johnson is currently the owner of Blooming Colors Nursery and Landscaping and has worked for Quaker Oats company and Kraft Foods as a Project Engineer. What degrees have you received from Texas A&M University? Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, 1987. What drew you to Texas A&M University? The University has a reputation for having a strong engineering program with different types of engineering available to study. I wanted… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: John Reid

John Reid ’87 enjoyed the atmosphere of the department while working on his Ph.D. The current Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department Head, Dr. Stephen Searcy, helped in bringing Reid to Texas A&M. Reid is now the Director of Product Technology and Innovation at John Deere. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? John: PhD in Agricultural Engineering, 1987. What drew you to Texas A&M University? John: The University and the department was building a national reputation in the early 1980s. The primary reason I came to… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Marek

Thomas Marek is a Native Aggie who loves Texas A&M and the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Marek’s love for agriculture and the Aggie spirit shines through in his career working for Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo and Bushland. He has accomplished much within his 46 years of work and attributes his time at the department to helping him succeed. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? Thomas: B.S. Agricultural Engineering, 1975 M.S. Agricultural Engineering, 1977 What drew you to Texas A&M University? Thomas:… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Cale Boriack

Cale Boriack ’03 has excelled in his field since graduating from Texas A&M University. He recently received the ASABE AE50 Award and currently serves over 10 ASABE committees. Through hard work and perseverance, Cale became a licensed engineer for the state of Texas and worked for McCormick. When he isn’t working, Cale loves to go camping with his family.  What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? Cale: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering with emphasis in power and machinery Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: David Arthur

David Arthur wanted to find a degree that blended science and agriculture and he found that at Texas A&M University in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. While here he was a leader in the ASABE student club and AggiePullers. The cotton industry called his name after graduating from TAMU where he has been involved in developing the largest gin in production. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? Bachelor of Science in Biological & Agricultural Engineering What drew you to Texas A&M University? A… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Grier

Jordan has a history of the fightin’ Texas Aggie spirit in his family and coming to Texas A&M University was a natural fit.  Little did he know that he would be highly involved in departmental activities and serve in various leadership positions around the department. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? B.S Agricultural Systems Management; 2012 and M.S. Agricultural Systems Management; 2014 What drew you to Texas A&M University? My dad was class of ’76 and graduated with a B.S. in animal science and agricultural… 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!

Alumni Spotlight: Usha Buch-Turner

Usha Buch-Turner received both her BS and MS from the department after an opportunity to travel from her home in the South American island, Trinidad and Tobago, and attend college in the US.  She currently works for the electrical utility company OGE in Oklahoma City as the Director of Corporate Environmental. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M? I obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering with an environmental focus in 1996. In 1999, I received my M.S. in Agricultural Engineering after completing my thesis in air quality… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Jerald Huggins

Jerald Huggins received his BS from the department in 1997. He currently owns and operates the two bustling and delightfully efficient Chick-Fil-A locations in the city of College Station. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management in 1997. What drew you to A&M? My brother attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1992 with an Agricultural Development Degree. I visited a few times and fell in love with the atmosphere. Additionally, I grew up in a… Read More →