About the Department
Welcome to our Department
Our mission is to provide the highest quality engineering programs in education (resident instruction and extension) and research related to agricultural and biological systems. These systems involve the production, processing, utilization and value recovery of biological products and the management of natural resources.
Graduate programs and accredited undergraduate programs in Biological Engineering and Agricultural Systems Management provide highly qualified engineers, systems managers, researchers, outreach educators and university teaching faculty for Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. The educational programs offered are the B.S. in Biological Engineering, B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Paul H. Heinemann, Department Head
Here is a brief listing of major milestones in the history of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. For more detailed information please see the ABE History Volume One & Two below (pdf versions)