Fertilizer of the future
An interdisciplinary team led by Katharina Stapelmann is setting out on an ambitious three-year project to completely rethink how nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced and used. From on-farm fertilizer production to on-demand, precision irrigation, their project aims to cut energy use, protect the water supply and increase yields.
Model shows users how to make on-farm sustainable energy projects more profitable
Researchers in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have developed a model that could boost investment in farm-based sustainable energy projects by allowing investors to more accurately predict whether a project will turn a profit.
BAE Young and Saur take the top spots in New Faces of ASABE
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's Dr. Sierra Young and Brieana Saur are this year's New Faces of ASABE.
Undergraduate research: Streamlining biofuel fermentation processes
The BAE Research and Educational Enhancement Projects (REEP) are an opportunity for undergraduates to design and conduct research. Erin Cooper, a senior majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in bioprocessing, was selected as the 2019 REEP scholar. Her project focuses on combining two processing steps used in current ethanol production: hydrolysis and fermentation.
Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Ammons
Jackie Ammons graduated in 2015 with a degree in biological engineering and a concentration in environmental engineering. She currently works as a hydraulic components engineer at Caterpillar, Inc.
Don’t stress: Keeping turkeys cool
As the global population continues to grow, so does the demand for meat products. This had led to genetic advances in agriculture, including turkey. These genetic lines of turkeys grow faster and leaner than older lines.
Dream job: Engineering solutions to improve global health
Brendon Lynch, a 2016 graduate of NC State majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, shares about his jump from campus to a sustainability-related career.
Richardson was College’s first woman faculty member
Plans to build the first nuclear reactor on a university campus brought Frances Marian (Billie) Richardson to NC State in 1951. She ended up staying for 41 years.
College places in top 35 on US News undergraduate rankings
The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University continues to hold its position amongst the best colleges of engineering in the country.
Moving on up
NC State’s Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department has moved up to the No. 6 spot on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the nation’s top undergraduate programs for biological and agricultural engineering.