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2013

ABE Faculty receive awards through the College of Agricultural Sciences
November 18, 2013
Three ABE faculty recognized for outstanding accomplishments
Robert Graves, Professor Emeritus, receives Honorary Award
November 18, 2013
Dairy Practices Council Honorary Life Membership Award for 2013
ASM/BRS Student featured in Penn State News
November 1, 2013
Adult student finds his niche with agricultural systems major
Howard Salis, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Penn State, featured in Penn State News
October 17, 2013
Penn State researchers are unraveling the mystery of how nature codes and recodes this program to address some of the world's biggest challenges, says Howard Salis, assistant professor of biological engineering and chemical engineering.
Dr. Robert Shannon receives the 2013-14 Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Advising Award
October 9, 2013
Shannon will be honored at the Schreyer College Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 21 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Student Stories: Biological Engineering grad helping to protect environment
September 24, 2013
Biological Engineering student, Andrew Neal, featured in Penn State News.
New Departmental Affiliate Program Group (APG) Natural Resources Engineering
September 13, 2013
The ABE Department is attempting to form several Affiliate Program Groups (APGs) for alumni of the Department.
New Holland Agriculture Provides New Tractor for Department Educational Programs
August 23, 2013
Loan program benefits instructors and students.
2013 Summer ASM & BE Graduates
August 22, 2013
Congratulations to all!
Penn State debuts online renewable energy and sustainability systems degree
August 15, 2013
“The new Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS) is designed to prepare professionals to lead the world’s transformation from an unsustainable, fossil energy economy to a renewable, sustainable basis of operation,” said Ali Demirci, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and iMPS-RESS academic program chair.
New Faculty Member joins the ABE department
July 3, 2013
Congratulations to ABE faculty on tenure and promotion
July 3, 2013
Department promotions
Student Stories: Learning nuts, bolts of sophisticated ag equipment
June 25, 2013
Case New Holland is a global competitor in agricultural and construction machinery development and manufacturing.
ABE Students win awards at NABEC
June 20, 2013
At this year's Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference, which took place on June 17-18th in Altoona, PA, ABE students win awards.
Congratulations to the PSU Pullers!
June 5, 2013
2013 International Quarter Scale Tractor Competition, organized and sponsored by ASABE, was held in Peoria, IL from May 30th to June 2nd, 2013.
The ABE Department is pleased to announce that Paul H. Heinemann, department head, is being honored as an ASABE Fellow
May 30, 2013
ASABE defines a Fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering. They possess a minimum of 20 years of active practice in, or related to, the profession of engineering; the teaching of engineering; or the teaching of an engineering-related curriculum and a minimum of 20 years as an active Member-Engineer or Member in ASABE. This is ASABE's highest honor.
2013 Ag Woman of the Year: Heidi Musshafen
May 16, 2013
Heidi Musshafen, a beloved heroine of Ag Sciences and the 2013 Ag Woman of the Year. Read on as she shares some valuable experiences, goals, and advice.
Changing cellulose-forming process may tap plants' biofuel potential
April 29, 2013
Changing the way a plant forms cellulose may lead to more efficient, less expensive biofuel production, according to Penn State engineers. "What every biofuel manufacturer wants to do is to get to the sugars," said Jeffrey Catchmark, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.
Scientists develop research-based standard to reduce manure-pit deaths
April 22, 2013
Harvey Manbeck, distinguished professor emeritus of agricultural engineering, and Dennis Murphy, distinguished professor of agricultural safety and health are featured in Penn State news.
Dr. Howard Salis receives the National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award
April 17, 2013
Three Penn State engineering faculty members have been named winners of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
Dr. Harvey Manbeck, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, in Agricultural Engineering at PSU receives the Melvin R. Lohmann Medal from Oklahoma State University
April 8, 2013
The Melvin R. Lohmann Medal was established in 1991 to recognize graduates of the Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or education of engineers, architects or technologists. The medal is named after Dr. Melvin R. Lohmann, former dean (1955-77), who led the college to national prominence.
IPAC visits ABE department
March 28, 2013
The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia, who advise the College of Engineering on academic issues and on current trends and future directions in engineering.
Women in Engineering Program honors outstanding students
March 26, 2013
A B E student wins the Joelle Leadership Award.
Congratulations to Jennifer Rauhofer for receiving the 2013 ABE Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award
March 18, 2013
2013 Outstanding College of Engineering Alumnus
Congraulations to our students who won awards in the 2013 Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo!
March 15, 2013
Congratulation to all who participated and represented our Department.
$10M Grant will Fund Research into Bio-fuel based Economic Development
March 11, 2013
Researchers involved in the project range from plant and forest scientists to agricultural engineers and economists.
Students recognized for Critical Language Scholarship experiences
February 27, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will be recognized by the college this spring for their experiences in the Critical Language Scholarship Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Manufacturer donations benefit students with machinery interests
February 25, 2013
A donation of machines from a major farm-equipment manufacturer will enhance hands-on learning for Penn State students in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering.
Congratulations to Jude Liu
January 28, 2013
At Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, we utilize this award to recognize outstanding teachers in the College of Agricultural Sciences early in their teaching career.
A message from President Erikson
January 10, 2013
"People, Projects, and Pride at Penn State", AND the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering!
A Few Cents from Dr. Brandt
January 4, 2013
A followup to his "Field Tripping" Blog, Frank looks back on a semester of ASM 327, a class that made him look at soil and water resource management in a new way.
Dr. Harvey Manbeck, Distinguished Professor Emeritus receives the Oklahoma State Unniversity Collelge of Engineering, Lohmann Medal