Category Archives: Outreach
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Extension Program Specialist, David Smith, specializes in water resources and conservation while leading programs involved with 4-H and youth water education. Though he is no stranger to the BAEN department, he was only recently appointed to his youth development and 4-H position in April. Currently, he is starting an annual Texas 4-H Youth Water Ambassadors Program as part of a new 4-H initiative. It strives to target students between the 9th and 11th grade to encourage their interest in the water industry. The program… Read More →
In 2008, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association approached the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering to form a new type of internship program. This program would focus on bringing young college aged students in to the world of cotton ginning. In total, the program has matriculated 16 interns with no signs of slowing down. More information about this program can be found in the December 2015 edition of the Ginnery.
An article was recently published in Food Engineering magazine that highlights the industry’s need for engineers (related to the justification for the 25 by ’25 efforts) and highlights our distance delivered food engineering courses. See the link below and the internal link within the article for a Q&A with Dr. Rosana Moreira about the program. Congratulations to Dr. Moreira, Dr. Castell and Dr. Gomes on this publicity for their efforts. Food Engineering – The employee engagement challenge: hiring, training and retaining key staff Food Engineering – Texas A&M… Read More →