The Agricultural Engineering Department was established as an autonomous department within the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas on July 6, 1915. Agricultural Engineering related courses had been taught under the Agronomy and Civil Engineering Departments for several years, but in 1915, the discipline was recognized as distinct and worthy to be a separate department. At the time of forming, Elmer Gee was the only faculty member. One hundred years later, the department has 37 faculty members located across the state and working on a range of topics that would be completely foreign to Elmer Gee or his students.
The department is planning a yearlong set of activities to focus on both the past and the future. All former students and other supporters are invited and urged to participate in the various activities.
The major Centennial event will be held on these days on campus. The department will host the Texas Section of ASABE in College Station on Oct. 7-9, everyone is invited to participate in both events. If interested, please contact us about Centennial Sponsorship.
Centennial Tailgate | September 12, 2015 | 10:00 am
Join us for a fun day of tailgating and friends celebrating our 100 years! Look for us on the green space near Hobgood and P&M on West Campus. Stick around for the game at 6 pm! Come and go.
ASABE Reception | July 27, 2015
All Texas A&M Former Students and friends are invited to the Centennial reception being hosted by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in New Orleans. The reception will be at 7-9 PM Monday July 27 at Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Restaurant, 144 Bourbon Street, New Orleans. We will meet in the Delecroix and Pecan Island rooms on the second floor. Come and help us celebrate 100 years of contributions to ASABE, Texas and the nation.
Centennial Seminar Series | Spring 2015 | Sponsored by The Cotton Foundation
All events start at 3:00 pm and will be held in 208 Scoates Hall. YouTube videos of the presentations will be available on the event pages.
One hundred years of existence brought a lot of people, events and actions that make up the history of our department. The transition from one instructor and a handful of students to an internationally recognized faculty includes many decisions and efforts that resulted in significant impact on Texas and beyond.
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.