In 2015, Biological and Agricultural Engineering celebrated 100 years of serving Texas and the nation. Planning began over a year in advance and culminated in focusing on the department’s past, present and future. Thank you to all who were able to attend and we look forward to a Second Century of Leadership in Texas and the nation.
We are pleased that Henry Dethloff, a retired Texas A&M History Professor and the most prominent historian author of Texas A&M University, took the lead on writing our history. With the assistance of Steve Searcy as co-author, and the financial support of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M: The First Hundred Years has been published by the Texas A&M Press.
In conjunction with the department’s centennial activities, we are establishing a leadership team with the intent of raising funds that will provide a margin of excellence for the department over the coming decades.
Although unrelated to our centennial, the University undertook a capital improvement project in Daniels Scoates Hall. With that project underway, we were able to initiate an effort to recover many of the original architectural details in Scoates Hall. We invite you to check out these exciting developments.