Watershed academy to be held May 9-11

Dr. Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E. and Dr. Gumbert will be offering three-day workshop focused on watershed science. The Hindman-Troublesome Creek Watershed Academy will be held May 9-11, 2017 at the Hindman Settlement School. The intended audience includes Extension agents, local government officials, watershed professionals, and others interested in watershed management. More details:

Carrico represents college student body at luncheon

12-13-16 At the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, November 19, BAE senior Payton Carrico was invited to represent the college student body; he discussed the student perspective during the scholarship luncheon. The annual event was held at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. Payton is shown below with his guests and Sam McNeill, Ph.D., P.E., who also attended the luncheon.

Carrico, guests, McNeill

Liu receives 2nd place award for poster at biorefining conference

12-7-16 Enshi Liu, a BAE master’s student under the supervision of Jian Shi, Ph.D., received the second place poster award at the 2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference, held November 8-11 on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Researchers and biofuels specialists from academia, government, national labs, and industry met on St. Simons Island to share the latest topics in the development of products from biorefinery process streams.

Senior Design uniquely prepares students for engineering careers

12-5-16 As the date for Senior Design presentations approaches, Dr. Czarena Crofcheck, who has taught the course for ten years, took a moment to reflect on the nature of the course as it has developed over the past decade. BAE 402/403 is a two-semester capstone for biosystems engineering students, and it provides an opportunity for students to have a significant engineering design experience. The first semester is devoted to a thorough examination of the problem, the second to developing and building a final product, whether model-size or a prototype.