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 →

Urban Riparian, Stream Restoration Workshop set for April 17 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17 in Corpus Christi for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the area. The morning session will be at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. The afternoon session will be outdoors along Oso Creek, where participants will learn stream surveying techniques. Early registration is encouraged as the workshop is limited to 40 people. The $100 cost includes… Read More →

Texas A&M University Fall 2017 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series – “Science and Engineering for Sustainability”

Civil Engineering Building 118 (HEB) | Seminar at 12:40 pm Sept 4 Peter Knappett, Texas A&M University Groundwater – Surface Water Sept 11 Kamini Singha*, Colorado School of Mines Soil – Water – Plant Sept 18 R. Saravanan, Texas A&M University Climate & Weather Prediction Sept 25 Richard Woodward, Texas A&M University Resource Economics Oct 2 Hongjie Xie, University of Texas, San Antonio Lake Change – Climate Change Oct 9 Hae-Kwon Jeong, Texas A&M University Nano-Pore Membrane Tech Oct 16 Huilin Gao, Texas A&M University Surface Hydrology Modeling… Read More →

BAEN Fall 2016 Seminar Series – Engineering for Sustainability

Scoates Hall 208 | Presentations at 11:30 am Please contact Dr. Binayak Mohanty for further details. September 9 Dr. William Jay Treat, NCTM, Texas A&M University Biotechnology September 12 Dr. Christopher Scott, University of Arizona Food-Energy-Water Nexus September 19 Dr. Eric McLamore, University of Florida Biometric Nanosensors September 26 Dr. Xiagmao Ma, Texas A&M University Plants and Nanomaterials October 3 Dr. George Di Giovanni, University of Texas Health Science Center Bacterial Source Tracking October 10 Dr. Upamanu Lall, Columbia University Climate and Water Resources October 17 Dr. Michel Boufadel, New Jersey Institute of Technology… Read More →

Dr. Simon Blackmore – Robotic Agriculture: Smarter Machines Using Minimum Energy

Dr. Simon Blackmore, Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Shropshire, England “Robotic Agriculture: Smarter Machines Using Minimum Energy” April 21, 2016, 4:00 P.M., 2102 Chemistry Building Hosted by: The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences through its Feeding Our World Grand Challenge and the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

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 →

South Texas growers, experts to discuss water conservation incentives

WESLACO – South Texas farmers, crop consultants, technicians and anybody involved in crop irrigation are invited to a workshop to help brainstorm ideas on how to generate incentives for water conservation, according to experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The free program, Rio Grande Valley Agricultural Conservation Workshop, will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the center, located at 2415 E. U.S. Highway 83 in Weslaco. “Our water reservoirs have not been at full capacity since January 2011,” said Dr…. Read More →

New irrigation course will cover solar pumping

By: Robert Burns COLLEGE STATION – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Irrigation Technology Center-School of Irrigation will conduct a new course on solar-powered and other renewable-energy irrigation systems. “Renewable Energy for Landscape Irrigation” will be held 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. July 27 at 317 Scoates Hall on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Charles Swanson, AgriLife Extension landscape irrigation specialist and one of the course instructors, said the class was designed in response to public demand for ways to use renewable energy to… 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 →