Category Archives: Undergraduates

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 →

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 →

Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M Offer Joint USDA Water Quality Fellowship Program Summer 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the five-week Water Quality Fellowship Summer Program jointly directed by Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU).  This program sponsored by the USDA-NIFA Research and Extension Experiences for Undergrads (REEU) will be offered during Summer Session I at TAMU (June 1 – June 30, 2017).  Benefits of the program include 3-hours of course credit, undergraduate research experience in water quality, a $2,500 stipend, housing at Texas A&M University during the program, a meal allowance of $150 per week, internship… 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 →