Thomasson Named Texas Section ASABE Engineer of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Thomasson for being named ASABE Texas Section Engineer of the Year! The award is given by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Members of the society “put science to work to meet humanity’s most fundamental needs: safe and abundant food; clean water; fiber, timber, and renewable sources of fuel; and life-enhancing and life-saving products from bio-based materials.” Recipients of this award are individuals who provide significant contributions to the agricultural engineering profession through professional excellence and dedication to service. Dr. Thomasson previously… 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 →

Water rights seminar to address who gets dwindling reserves

A powerhouse speaker’s panel highlights the 2017 Seminar on Water Rights and Public Policy – The Waters of the Rio Grande to be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard in McAllen. Concerns about how dwindling water supplies are distributed once reservoirs start running dry will be one the topics covered in the upcoming seminar, according to Dr. Guy Fipps, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineer and professor in the biological and agricultural engineering department… Read More →

Department Honored with Recent Awards

  Congratulations to all who were recently honored at the 2017 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Ceremony which was held on September 20th, 2017 in the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to making the department a great place to call home. Dr. Zivko Nikolov awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Faculty Mentoring Dr. Nikolov has been a member of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering department since 2003. During his tenure, he has mentored numerous… Read More →

Thomasson appointed to endowed cotton chair at Texas A&M University

Dr. Alex Thomasson has been appointed to the endowed Chair in Cotton Engineering, Ginning and Mechanization in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station. The endowed chair was established in 1998 by multiple cotton supporters and was first held by Dr. Calvin Parnell Jr. until his retirement in 2016. “Dr. Thomasson is an established researcher with 27 years experience, which includes positions at the U.S. Cotton Ginning Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and Mississippi State University prior… 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 →

Breathing New Life in to Scoates Artwork

Built in 1932, the Agricultural Engineering Building, now known as Daniels Scoates Hall, was designed to provide agricultural engineering instruction, research and extension. The building features a beautiful wrought iron doorway, exterior ornamentation, and a highly decorated foyer and lecture room. The lecture hall originally contained a stenciled-tile ceiling, an ornate chandelier, a wooden turntable, and murals. The frieze was painted for the building opening in 1933, followed by the six panel color mural in 1939 at the request of Daniel Scoates, the department head at the time…. Read More →

Texas A&M University Fall 2017 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series – “Science and Engineering for Sustainability”

Civil Engineering Building 118 (HEB) | Seminar at 12:40 pm Sept 4 Peter Knappett, Texas A&M University Groundwater – Surface Water Sept 11 Kamini Singha*, Colorado School of Mines Soil – Water – Plant Sept 18 R. Saravanan, Texas A&M University Climate & Weather Prediction Sept 25 Richard Woodward, Texas A&M University Resource Economics Oct 2 Hongjie Xie, University of Texas, San Antonio Lake Change – Climate Change Oct 9 Hae-Kwon Jeong, Texas A&M University Nano-Pore Membrane Tech Oct 16 Huilin Gao, Texas A&M University Surface Hydrology Modeling… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Nalin Samarasinghe

What drew you to Texas A&M University and particularly, the Biological and Agricultural Engineering department? After completing my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering in Sri Lanka, I was looking for an opportunity to pursue a graduate program. I had already developed a taste for research and was particularly interested in doing my graduate studies on renewable energy. During my search, I found out about the renewable energy program in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering department, which perfectly matched my interests.   BAEN’s agricultural engineering program was one of the… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Grier

Jordan has a history of the fightin’ Texas Aggie spirit in his family and coming to Texas A&M University was a natural fit.  Little did he know that he would be highly involved in departmental activities and serve in various leadership positions around the department. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? B.S Agricultural Systems Management; 2012 and M.S. Agricultural Systems Management; 2014 What drew you to Texas A&M University? My dad was class of ’76 and graduated with a B.S. in animal science and agricultural… Read More →