Category Archives: Undergraduates

Focusing on Research in Departmental Honors Program

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering participates in the College of Engineering Honors Program, geared towards high achieving students looking for challenging course work and an opportunity to do research. Honor’s students get an opportunity to work closely with professors on research projects all while taking a variety of engineering courses that are more challenging than their non-engineering counterparts. Drs. Patti Smith and Elena Castell-Perez co-coordinate the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Honors Track and meet with honors students once a semester to guide them through coursework and… Read More →

Undergraduate Summer Research Application NOW OPEN

Roll up your sleeves. Become a researcher! Program dates: May 26, 2020 — July 31, 2020 Are you an undergraduate engineering student who wants to discover innovative solutions to problems? The Undergraduate Summer Research Grant Program (USRG) at Texas A&M University will take your academic career to the next level. USRG provides an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students to immerse themselves in research under the guidance of College of Engineering faculty, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students. Click here to apply!

Bringing Students Together: Belgium Study Abroad

This article was originally published by the Study Abroad Staff at North Carolina State University  Alston Willard, a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student from North Carolina State University, attended the departmental study abroad program in Levuen, Belgium during the summer of 2018.  He found that the program fit well with his college career plans and he “would do it again in a heartbeat”.  This particular study abroad within the department not only benefits Texas A&M University students but also brings together students from across the country in sister… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Griselda Quintero

Griselda realized that Aggieland was the home for her while on a mission trip with a fellow Texas A&M University alumni. That leap of faith has blossomed in to Griselda being member of several student organization and currently serving as the ASABE Student Club President. Interviewer: What drew you to Texas A&M University? Griselda: I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the STEM field, however I was open minded to any possibility. I applied and got admitted to nine universities across the state with majors ranging from… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Galvin Rodriguez

Galvin Rodriguez discovered that Texas A&M University in College Station was the right choice for him when he attended a prospective student event in San Antonio. Since then he has joined numerous clubs on campus and has become the current President of the AGSM Student Club. He has also found a passion for international travel which has taken him to Guanajuato, Mexico to Leuven, Belgium. Interviewer: What drew you to Texas A&M University? Galvin: Two factors that drew me to study at Texas A&M University were the influence… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Michaela Goff

Michaela Goff always knew that Texas A&M University was the place for her even if the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department wasn’t on her radar when arriving as a freshman.  She has since jumped straight in and is now the President of the ASABE Student Club. What drew you to Texas A&M University?  I’ve known that Texas A&M was the school I wanted to go to since a young age. As I researched other colleges and universities, I noticed that the Aggie network was something that was very… Read More →

Texas A&M Engineering rises in rankings to 7th in newest US News & World Report undergraduate rankings

Texas A&M Engineering climbed to seventh among public engineering schools offering a doctorate and 14th overall in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings for undergraduate engineering programs released this week. The college rose two places overall from 16 to 14 and one place among public institutions from eight to seven among its peers. The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, which is part of both the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at… Read More →

Water quality fellowship provides hands-on learning opportunities at Texas A&M

A summer program at Texas A&M University recently provided 15 undergraduate students with fellowships in water quality to study the impacts of on-site sewage facilities on soil and water quality. The students were from Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M Florida A&M, and Kansas State universities. The two-year undergraduate program is offered by Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M universities and was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture. According to program coordinators, the goals of the Research and Extension Experiential Learning program are… Read More →

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 →