Category Archives: Undergraduates

BAEN students showcase global design learning projects

A culmination of two semesters of work designing and implementing engineering systems to solve community problems was showcased recently as part of the Global Design Team capstone program offered by Texas A&M University’s department of biological and agricultural engineering. The capstone class spans fall and spring semesters and provides undergraduate students with real-world engineering challenges from private and public sectors. Students in three- to five-member teams  work closely with sponsors and communities to develop solutions to the challenges posed, said Dr. Rabi Mohtar, professor in biological and agricultural… Read More →

AGSM Club’s 2017 Big Event

The Big Event is the longest running, student-led service project held every year on a Saturday in early spring. It is a day where the largest group of students come together to complete service projects for residents of Bryan and College Station to show appreciation for the community. Services include doing yard work, painting, and other helpful projects. This year, The Big Event was held on March 25 where the department’s AGSM student club participated for the first time. Led by senior and club historian, Allison Thomason, the… Read More →

AGSM Club Spotlight

Taylor Shearrer, class of 2017, is President of the department’s Agricultural and Systems Management Club. He shares the impact and goals of the club to positively impact students pursuing degrees within the department. Tell us a little bit about AGSM’s background and purpose. Taylor: The Agricultural and Systems Management Club is a student lead organization that is based out of the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. It was first formed in 2002 to help students in Agricultural Systems Management get to know each other as well as… Read More →

A Successful ASABE Texas Section Meeting

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Texas Section Meeting was recently held on October 5th through October 7th, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. The meeting seeks to incorporate continuing education for agricultural and engineering professionals, allows for networking between industry professionals and students, and updates members about advances in the field. Generally, the first day allows for networking and socializing among members, particularly students. The second day focuses on presentations in specific industries where students are given the opportunity to present as well. Additionally, student club… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Allison Thomason

Allison Thomason is a Senior in Agricultural Systems Management. Allison has a long line of Aggies in her family and has jumped in with both feet to the life of being a fightin’ Texas Aggie.  She’s been a student leader in several organizations and shows no signs of slowing down. This week, Allison sat down and chatted a little about her experiences at Texas A&M University and in the department. What drew you to Texas A&M? Allison: Both my family and the family-like atmosphere drew me to the… Read More →

Discovering New Ideas through Study Abroad

By Whitney Steinmann The Belgium Study Abroad Program, headed by Dr. Clyde Munster and Dr. Cady Engler, is a unique five week program offered by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. It grants students both within the department and in other departments across campus, the opportunity to travel to Belgium to participate in two classes in a more hands on way. This year marks the 12th summer since the program’s inception, with the trip lasting from July 6th to August 12th. Dr. Munster founded the program in… Read More →

STEM Camp for high schoolers a success

Dr. Sergio Capareda’s Bio Energy Testing and Analysis Laboratory, or BETA lab, is known for testing and analyzing biomass and biofuels. Recently, the BETA lab has reached out to high school students who participated in a STEM Summer Camp from July 11th to 15th here in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. Under the leadership of graduate student and program manager, Seaborn Carter, and along with assistance from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program specialist David Smith and other graduate students studying under Dr. Capareda,… Read More →

Global design teams tackle projects at home and abroad

A team of Texas A&M University engineering students spent its semester working to provide safer, cleaner drinking water for rural communities in Mexico. The students were paired with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Gonzalo Rio Arronte Foundation to improve water quality without creating complications for wildlife as part of a biological and agricultural engineering global design team (GDT) course. “Being able to travel to Oaxaca and work with the WWF in Mexico really opened my eyes to their culture and to their way of life,” said… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Zeke McReynolds

Ezekiel “Zeke” McReynolds is a Senior in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Zeke had planned to pursue his education at the Naval Academy but when his plans fell through he heard the call of the Aggie traditions in College Station. This week, Zeke sat down and chatted a little about his experiences at Texas A&M University and in the department. Why did you decide to study Biological and Agricultural Engineering?  Zeke: For me this question is always tricky. I didn’t actually pick this department; BAEN picked me. When making… Read More →

Texas A&M ASABE Robotics Team Tackling Challenges

The Texas A&M ASABE Robotics Team is a small group of bright individuals dedicated to using their classroom-learned skills, to build on previous experience to design robots fit for competition. As in the years before, the team will be entering the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Robotics Student Design Competition that takes place this year on July 17-20th in Orlando, Florida. The competition uses a consistent theme throughout the years by reflecting the geographical area of the competition. Previous challenges have included themes such as moving… Read More →