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Year: 2017

BAE’s Version of the 3MT Competition

Last month, in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at NC State, faculty, staff and students participated in their very own version of a national competition called the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT). But in this competition, the faculty were the ones to present their research in a succinct way — to clearly and concisely explain their[…] Read More

ASABE Meeting: What We Learned

This year NC State hosted the North Carolina American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers State Section Meeting. In September, faculty and students from the BAE programs at NC State and NC A&T gathered to discuss this year’s topic: Engineering for a Sustainable Tomorrow. Speaking with participants of the event, we discovered more about what[…] Read More

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Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones is a graduate of NC State with two degrees from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) department. He first graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and again in 2008 with a Ph.D, focusing his study on the thermal impacts of stormwater control measures. He recently received the BAE department’s first[…] Read More

Wetland Restoration and NC State: The North River Farms Wetland Restoration Project

Wetland restoration is a crucial tool in sustaining, preserving and rebuilding natural environments along waterways. Wetland restoration includes many different techniques and instruments to build and evaluate their effectiveness, and this month’s Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Online Blog takes a closer look at a specific, local wetland restoration project. What is Wetland Restoration? Wetlands[…] Read More

BAE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Celso Castro-Bolinaga and Sediment Transport

Biological and Agricultural Engineering has an enormous amount of applications, as we’ve learned in past months. But in this month’s Biological and Agricultural Engineering Online Blog, we look at just one more way BAE impacts the world around us. We spoke to Dr. Celso Castro-Bolinaga, a former hydraulic project engineer from Venezuela who is now[…] Read More

Topics in Biological and Agricultural Engineering: Learning about Aquaculture Engineering with Dr. Steven Hall

Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is a complex science containing many different components and sciences. In this month’s BAE Online Blog, we talk to Dr. Steven Hall, an Associate Professor and the Director of Marine Aquaculture Research Center (MARC) in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. We asked him about his background in Aquaculture[…] Read More

Urban Hydrology: Finding Better Ways to Supply Water in Developed Areas

With the future of our climate seemingly uncertain, many scientists look to the future and consider how to solve potential big issues. One of these issues is providing potable water to the world’s many urban areas. Those who seek solutions to today’s and the future’s water problems do so through the discipline of urban hydrology.[…] Read More

Technology in Biological and Agricultural Engineering: Precision Agriculture

As with most sciences and really any field today, technology plays a larger role than ever before. One technology completely changing the biological and agricultural engineering field is precision agriculture. Precision ag, as it is also known, is an emerging technique that allows agricultural engineers to understand, analyze and optimize agriculture like never before. Read[…] Read More

What Do Biological Engineers Do? Taking a Cue from Famous Agricultural Engineers

Curious about pursuing higher education in biological and agricultural engineering? In this month’s Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Online Blog, we take a look at the question: What do biological engineers do? We also show examples of famous agricultural engineers and their contributions to modern agriculture, farming and society. What is the typical day of[…] Read More

Biological and Agricultural Engineering: Past and Present

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the professional society for the field, defines biological and agricultural engineering as “the discipline of engineering that applies engineering principles and the fundamental concepts of biology to agricultural and biological systems and tools, ranging in scale from molecular to ecosystem level, for the safe efficient and[…] Read More