Nokes named ASABE Fellow


BAE Department Chair and Professor Sue E. Nokes, PE, was named an ASABE Fellow at the organization's 2016 Annual International Meeting in Orlando. ASABE defines a Fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering. This is ASABE’s highest honor. 

BAE sophomore receives award to research the production of biocontrol agents from soybean wastes

Ulalo, Chirwa, a sophomore in BAE

Ulalo Chirwa, a sophomore in BAE, has received a Kentucky NSF EPSCoR Research Scholars Award. With his faculty advisory, Assistant Professor Jian Shi, Ph.D., Ulalo will investigate the propagation and sporulation of Bacillus and Streptomyces (potential biocontrol agents) using soybean processing byproducts as substrates.

Wildcat Pulling Team finishes third at ASABE competition

The Wildcat Pulling Team finished third overall this year at the 2016 ASABE International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition in Peoria, Ill. The team won the overall performance award.

University of Nebraska, which has former UK team members Joe Luck and John Evans, won the competition. The top five were: Nebraska, K-State, Kentucky, Modesto JC, and Laval. Congratulations to Nebraska, and to all the competitors!

Below, Wildcat Pulling Team members Brent Howard and Shawn O'Neill present during the competition on manufacturability.

Please welcome new graduate students

The Department will have an influx of new graduate students this year, some new to the department, some returning undergraduate students. To make sure you know a little bit about the fresh faces in the hall, we'll be introducing them here, in the BAE News section, as they join the department.

The first batch is already hard at work, spending the summer on different BAE projects. All were asked to answer a few questions to provide background and context. We hope you'll take a moment to read what they had to say. Please give them a warm welcome when you see them in the halls.