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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Fireworks explode over the NC State belltower to close down Packapalooza 2022.

Aug 30, 2023

From ideas to solutions

Six projects secured support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund this year, and for the first time in the fund’s history, awardees will receive supplemental resources through local entrepreneur and investor Bill Spruill’s 2ndF Research Commercialization Fund. 

Raven Cummings poses seated on ground outdoors beneath tree. Green shrubbery and grey concrete garden bench are in the background.

Aug 23, 2023

Meet Raven Cummings, incoming first-year student from Pembroke

As a rising high school senior in 2022, Raven Cummings spent a weekend at NC State University that helped put her on the path she’s on today. 

A floor level photo of a small blue-colored , black-wheeled agricultural robot in use at a summer camp. The floor is white and there are two sets of shoes in the background behind the robot.

Aug 10, 2023

Biological and agricultural engineering summer workshops empower students for the future

Summer is a time of growth and exploration, and for those in the North Carolina State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), this year’s summer was no exception. Working with the College of Engineering, the department organized a series of summer workshops to equip high school students with skills and first-hand experience in specific fields of interest. 

Paige Seibert in a lab

Jul 21, 2023

Biological and agricultural engineering student explores biofuel at national laboratory

This summer, biological and agricultural engineering major Paige Seibert is learning how to turn carbon dioxide into biofuel at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. 

Lingjuan Wang-Li headshot

Jun 28, 2023

Wang-Li named interim head of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

An accomplished professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will serve as interim department head starting Aug. 1. 

An aerial photo of Centenial campus, highlighting the Hunt Library.

May 15, 2023

Six COE students win 2022-23 Graduate Programs Awards

Six outstanding NC State engineering graduate students were recognized for their academic achievements, research, leadership and service through the 2022-23 College of Engineering (COE) Graduate Programs Awards. 

Young woman in garden smiling.

Apr 26, 2023

Interdisciplinary garden bridges engineering, food security

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson is leading the transformation of a grassy patch next to the D.S. Weaver Laboratories into an active, educational space that promotes urban horticulture and farming practices. 

White four-wheeled box-like robot with vertical camera mount in the middle. Robot is in front of a large field of mature corn. A late in the day sunset is behind a partly cloudy sky in the background.

Mar 7, 2023

Wheeled robot measures leaf angles to help breed better corn plants

The technology is more efficient than conventional techniques, providing plant breeders with useful data more quickly. 

The green plumes in this satellite image of Lake Erie from 2011 are algal blooms extending from the northern shore. Image is from NASA Earth Observatory.

Mar 1, 2023

Estuaries face higher nutrient loads in the future – particularly on the Atlantic coast

The finding suggests estuaries, particularly on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, will face a heightened risk of experiencing harmful algal blooms.