Category Archives: Lecture

New Biological and Agricultural Engineering Class Fosters Entrepreneurship

Texas A&M University students interested in starting their own business can now learn from former students through the new agricultural entrepreneurship class offered each spring. The Brock Faulkner Entrepreneurship in Agriculture Lecture Series in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is in its first semester and counts toward the entrepreneurship minor offered at Texas A&M. The class is designed to help students learn about the aspects of being an entrepreneur. “Students within the department were surveyed, and over 30% had business ideas but did not know how… Read More →

BAEN Fall 2015 Seminar Series – Science and Engineering for Sustainability

Scoates Hall 208 | Presentations at 4:10 pm, Reception at 3:30 pm September 9 Dr. Anish Jantrania, Blackland Research Center, Texas A&M University Water Treatment September 16 Dr. Nazmul Karim, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University Liquid Biofuel September 23 Dr. Matthew Rodell, NASA-GSFC Monitoring Groundwater from Space September 30 Dr. Karen McDonald, University of California – Davis Plant Cell Bioreactor October 14 Dr. Daren Harmel, USDA-ARS Long-Term Agricultural Research Network October 21 (Cancelled) Dr. Chris Scott, University of Arizona Water Governance October 28 Dr. Steve Evett, USDA-ARS Soil… Read More →

Water, energy, food symposium set Nov. 19 in Austin

AUSTIN — With the challenge of climate change, dropping energy reserves and 9 billion people to feed by 2050, it’s time for action, said Dr. Rabi Mohtar, endowed professor with the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station. Mohtar is one of the program planners and speakers of the symposium, “Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus,” set Nov. 19 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governors Row, Austin. The program is conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and aimed… Read More →

Centennial Lecture Series – Dr. John Reid

Dr. John F. Reid of John Deere spoke to a packed audience in Scoates Hall for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Centennial Lecture Series. Robotics and Automation Technology to Drive Future Agricultural Systems Productivity Technology Innovation has significantly driven agricultural systems productivity over the last hundred years, primarily through agricultural mechanization. Despite great successes, the next generations will need to achieve significantly greater increases in agricultural systems productivity to meet the global food demand to feed 9 billion people in 2050. Technologies have been implemented over… Read More →