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2016

2016 Fall Graduates
December 21, 2016
Biological engineering senior turns manufacturing internship into full-time job
December 12, 2016
BE senior Lauren Oeste has accepted a full-time position at Mondelez, following an insightful internship in summer 2016.
New tool helps consumers measure their emerging contaminant footprint
December 2, 2016
Heather Gall, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, led the creation of an emerging contaminants footprint calculator, which is a downloadable spreadsheet consumers can use to document the types of products they have in their homes and calculate the potential water-quality impacts of those chemicals.
ABE faculty Cibin Raj, Herschel Elliott, and Heather Gall awarded funding by the PA Department of Agriculture
December 2, 2016
Animal agriculture poses significant challenges in ensuring water quality goals for the Chesapeake Bay are met. The overarching goal of this PA Department of Agriculture funded project is to conduct a comprehensive environmental and economic analysis that will enable opportunities for the development of animal agriculture in western Pennsylvania to be identified.
2016 Outstanding Alumni
December 1, 2016
Congratulations to David A. Dell '76 Agricultural Mechanization, for receiving this years Outstanding Alumni Award. This award is the highest honor that the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society present to select alumni who have achieved notable professional achievements.
Congratulations to Biological Engineering graduate Odette Mina Ph.D. on featured article in the Journal of Environmental Quality
December 1, 2016
Research team includes Odette Mina and Heather Gall (ABE) and Pete Kleinman and Lou Saporito (USDA-ARS).
Biological engineering senior engages in environmental research in Costa Rica
November 22, 2016
Valdez’s research focus is to take care of soil and water and preserve it for future use.
BE student, Tyrel Kling, uses farm know-how to excel at Penn State, beyond
November 15, 2016
Biological engineering senior Tyrel Kling has drawn from experiences growing up on his family farm, to make the most of his Penn State education.
Jeff Catchmark's Invent Penn State success story shared with Board of Trustees
November 7, 2016
Barron highlighted how new initiative has helped many great minds succeed, and how it has turned their ideas into reality.
Two ABE faculty attend Global Food Security Conference in South Africa
November 4, 2016
Sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Internships earn awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students
October 31, 2016
BE major Brittany Ayers, wins Alumni Society 2016 Internship Award
Zero Waste Ambassadors
September 19, 2016
What do Zero Waste Ambassadors and football have in common?
Agricultural Engineering Building Naming Opportunities
September 14, 2016
Faculty position in Mechatronics and Intelligent Controls
September 14, 2016
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering welcomes Cibin Raj to its faculty
September 2, 2016
The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is pleased to announce that Cibin Raj has joined the faculty as an assistant professor.
ABE Department Awarded ASABE Superior Paper Award 2016
August 22, 2016
Journal articles published by ASABE
New Holland and Forshey’s Ag and Industrial loan a T7.245 to Penn State Agriculture and Biological Engineering
August 18, 2016
Continued Loan program benefits instructors and students.
Congratulations to our 2016 Summer Graduates!
August 15, 2016
We've Moved!
August 5, 2016
Faculty and staff from the Department of Ag and Biological Engineering are now out of the building and into temporary Swing Space.
Generous Gift to Support Farm Safety
July 25, 2016
SOLD - 1967 Porsche 912 Being Auctioned
July 22, 2016
The car is being auctioned to support an endowment in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering called the "BioRenewable Systems and Biological Engineering Leadership and Communications Development Fund.
Heather Gall and Chip Elliott receive PA Sea Grant
June 21, 2016
Research on PPCPs in drinking water sources and effects of different treatment technologies is a relatively new field, and this proposal will make progress towards understanding PPCP occurrence, persistence, variability, and fluxes in drinking water sources and finished drinking water supplies.
Land, space, sun or sea, Penn State is the place to be
June 21, 2016
Reflecting on Penn State's status not only as a Land-Grant university, but also a Space Grant, Sun Grant and Sea Grant university.
ABE faculty receive promotions in academic rank
June 6, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Catchmark and Dr. Howard Salis
Student-built grain entrapment simulator aimed at saving farmers' lives
May 18, 2016
An apparatus built as a capstone project by a team of senior biological engineering students was created to save farmers' lives by demonstrating extreme danger.
Confined-space manure ventilation design tool to save lives on farms
May 18, 2016
An online tool created by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will enable manure storage pit designers to develop less dangerous facilities.
Student Stories: Biological engineering major has impact in Zambia
May 17, 2016
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
2016 Outstanding Engineering Alumni
May 11, 2016
Samuel L. McLaughlin honored as Outstanding Engineering Alumni 2016
2016 ABE Graduates
May 9, 2016
Congratulations to all of our ABE Graduates!
Trustees approve building project for Agricultural and Biological Engineering
May 6, 2016
Final plans for a renovation and construction project to modernize the Agricultural Engineering Building move forward.
Another successful year for ASABE Lawnmower Clinic
April 20, 2016
Numbers increase each year as local residents help ABE students to raise funds.
Tap water and table salt may be safer and cheaper for milk production cleanup
April 20, 2016
Four Penn State Researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows
March 30, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffery M. Catchmark!
Congratulations to Gulten Izmirlioglu for receiving an Award in the 31st Annual Graduate Exhibition
March 25, 2016
Engineering: Gulten Izmirlioglu, from The College of Agricultural Sciences/AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. "Ethanol fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae from potato waste hydrolysate in biofilm reactors"
Experimental biomass harvest a step toward sustainable, biofuels-powered future
March 14, 2016
NEWBio, a regional consortium of institutions lead by Penn State and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, is one of seven regional projects across the United States.
Fall 2016 Course Registration in LionPATH
March 7, 2016
LionPATH will be replacing eLION. Students, faculty, and staff will begin to have access to portions of LionPATH (including Fall 2016 course registration) during the Spring 2016 semester.
Congratulations to Dr. Megan Marshall who is being recognized with the 2016 PSEAS Outstanding Advising Award
February 24, 2016
The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Advising Award recognizes and rewards outstanding advisers of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students.
Better Blocker - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
February 17, 2016
Passion for food leads Gaby Garzon to Frito-Lay internship in Mexico
February 8, 2016
Make Your Transportation Habits More Renewable
January 15, 2016
Tips for Pennsylvanians Wanting to Go Renewable
Results from the Ag Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals
January 14, 2016
The Agricultural Safety and Health Program at Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture manage the Ag Safety quiz bowl. Westfield Insurance, CNH North America, Inc., AgChoice Farm Credit, MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Farm Family Insurance Company sponsored this years safety quiz event.