Study Food Engineering and Technology in Spain

Summer 2020 program cancelled. Please contact Dr. Elena Castell-Perez ( or Dr. Rosana Moreira ( for questions or concerns.   Click here to apply. The proposed global engagement initiative is designed to provide 21st century education to students in Engineering, Food Science, and Agricultural Business Management fields. The Mission is to provide valuable experiences to TAMU students focusing in part on the future domains of Food Science and Engineering education. Through culture awareness and creativity, our students will  improve technical and soft skills essential to compete in a… 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!

Study suggests growth-stage-based irrigation strategies for high-yielding cotton

Cotton is sensitive to water stress at different growth stages, needing water at specific times to produce a high-yielding crop. A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study investigated the best strategies to improve irrigation water-use efficiency while maintaining high yields. “Evaluation of crop-growth-stage-based deficit irrigation strategies for cotton production in the Southern High Plains,” was authored by AgriLife Research scientists Srinivasulu Ale, Ph.D., geospatial hydrologist, and Sushil Himanshu, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate, both in Vernon, and James Bordovsky, senior agricultural engineer, Halfway, along with and Murali Darapuneni, New Mexico… Read More →

2019 Career Connections Mixer

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering held its annual Career Connections Mixer, an event aimed at increasing the networking opportunities between current students and departmental former students.  The event is organized as a type of “speed-networking” social where students get to speak to alumni about their experience in the department and the path taken after graduation.  Students are organized by tables allowing 10 minutes of conversation followed by a rotation to a new table.  This format allows students the chance to informally speak to as many of… Read More →

President Young: The State Of Texas A&M Is Strong, Vibrant

2019 State of the University Address from Texas A&M MarComm on Vimeo. By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications | OCTOBER 10, 2019 Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young reflected on a year of successes and announced more than $91 million worth of new investment priorities and grants during his 2019 State of the University Address at the Memorial Student Center. “Because of your efforts and contributions, the state of the university is strong and vibrant. That is not to say that we are without… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Day rescheduled to Nov. 11 in Snyder

Weather forced a delay of the Southwest Dairy Day, but it has been rescheduled to Nov. 11 at the T&K Dairy near Snyder. The event is being hosted by the Will Collier family and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The new hours for the event will be from 1-4 p.m. with tours and speakers. Booth setup will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for exhibitors. Admission is free. The dairy is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 East and County Road 1673 east of Snyder. “We are so… Read More →

Professor Spotlight: Maria King

Dr. Maria King has been an assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering for over a year now, but she has over 17 years of experience within Texas A&M including working with the industry and the United States Government. Before coming to the United States, Dr. King earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in her native country of Hungary at the Budapest University of Technology. Dr. King earned her Ph.D. through a joint study with the Academic Institute of Biotechnology in Germany. Dr. King initially joined… Read More →

2019 Annual Departmental Scholarship and Awards Banquet

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering had its Annual Departmental Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13 at Philips Event Center. The banquet highlights summer study abroad scholarship recipients and 2019-2020 scholarship recipients. Special congratulations to Dr. Maria King for receiving the student chosen ASABE Professor of the Year Award. Awardees National Cotton Ginner’s Association Peary Wilemon Scholarship Hao Ju Jianing He Tianyi Wang William H. Aldred Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural Engineering Donovan Davis Meiyi Zhang Rita and Dannie O. Burk ’68 Endowed Scholarship Jordan Taylor… Read More →

Varun Gejji Awarded Distinguished Graduate Student

Varun Gejji, Ph.D. Candidate at Texas A&M University in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has received one of the prestigious 2019 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Awards. His research focuses on developing a new lipid, and protein extraction technique form microalgae that will reduce the stress on traditional resource-intensive down-stream unit operations. He already has a patent application (pending), three peer-reviewed articles published, and several articles under review. Additionally, he has been working on simulation-based anti-viral drug screening and his work on finding new small molecule drugs… Read More →

New Biological and Agricultural Engineering Class Fosters Entrepreneurship

Texas A&M University students interested in starting their own business can now learn from former students through the new agricultural entrepreneurship class offered each spring. The Brock Faulkner Entrepreneurship in Agriculture Lecture Series in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is in its first semester and counts toward the entrepreneurship minor offered at Texas A&M. The class is designed to help students learn about the aspects of being an entrepreneur. “Students within the department were surveyed, and over 30% had business ideas but did not know how… Read More →