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. 

WKYT covers Sama's UAS research

This weekend, local news station WKYT wrote about research being conducted by Michael Sama, Ph.D., P.E., and other research partners that uses unmanned aerial systems (UAS) , or drones, to collect agricultural data. Read the article at