biological and agricultural engineering

Apr 2, 2020  |  Research

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.

Feb 20, 2020  |  Research

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.

Feb 20, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

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.

Jan 28, 2020  |  Research

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.

Nov 27, 2019  |  Alumni

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.

Nov 27, 2019  |  Research

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.

Nov 19, 2019  |  Alumni

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.

Oct 24, 2019  |  Magazine

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.

Sep 12, 2019  |  Faculty and Staff

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.

Sep 11, 2019  |  Faculty and Staff

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.