Year: 2018

Jason Ward: Using Precision Agriculture to Improve Practice

Dr. Jason Ward joined the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in November 2017. Dr. Ward is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, who conducts research on Precision Agriculture. We recently spoke to Dr. Ward to learn about his background, precision ag, NC State Extension and his work with students. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND NC State: Tell[…] Read More

Kevin Chapman: Advancing Education, Advancing Career

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Online program serves a variety of students. With a desire to learn more real-world knowledge in his field, Kevin Chapman now pursues an advanced degree while working a full-time job, specializing in wastewater treatment systems. Here’s his story: Academic Career NC State: Tell us about your academic background. Kevin[…] Read More

Natalie Nelson: Data Analytics and Integrative Modeling in Aquatic Ecosystems

Dr. Natalie Nelson recently joined the faculty at NC State in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Having spent significant time conducting research, Dr. Nelson now uses her experience to mentor NC State students in their research projects, specifically pertaining to aquatic systems. We spoke to Dr. Nelson to learn about her background and[…] Read More

Distance Education Challenges + Strategies: Students’ Perspectives

Last month, two BAE professors discussed the benefits, challenges and strategies of distance education (DE) at NC State in the blog “Distance Education Challenges + Strategies: Professors’ Perspectives.” This month, it’s the students’ turn to share their insight. We know DE may be daunting for those who have never participated in an online course or[…] Read More

Distance Education Challenges + Strategies: Professors’ Perspectives

Distance Education (DE) has basically revolutionized the way students can earn an education, especially for individuals who are already in a career or located far from universities. While offering students unique access to education, DE can present some challenges to students. We recently spoke with Dr. Paige Puckett and Dr. John Classen about their experience[…] Read More

Chadi Sayde: Precision Agriculture for Water Management

Last month’s blog “BAE’s Version of the 3MT Competition” revealed that this BAE event was a big hit with students and faculty alike. In this experimental presentation, students asked their professors to present their research as a twist on the original 3MT. Professors used the opportunity as a way for students to learn more about[…] Read More