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2019

ABE Department faculty take leadership roles in first international conference on The Science of Drawdown recently held at Penn State
September 19, 2019
Leading scientific experts and researchers from around the world participated in a critical discussion about the most innovative and promising climate change solutions and upcoming research.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Safety and Health for Agricultural and Biorenewable Industries
September 16, 2019
This position is endowed under the title “Nationwide Insurance Professor of Agricultural Safety & Health”. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.
Growing technology: Gadgets can help farmers prosper
September 3, 2019
Drones and robots collect agricultural data for specialty crops such as fruits, which could predict and enhance yields, said Dana Choi, an assistant professor at the Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Tom Richard is honored as ASABE Fellow
August 19, 2019
Tom Richard with ASABE President Maury Salz and fellow faculty member Heather Gall at the ASABE's 2019 Annual International Meeting Fellow ceremony.
Penn State biorenewable systems students climb to new heights in sustainability
August 15, 2019
Colin Geary and Nelson DiBiase, biorenewable systems majors in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, successfully created a prototype of a fully compostable climbing hold.
Where curiosity leads
August 15, 2019
ABE professor and materials scientist Jeffrey Catchmark displays blocks of a wound-healing biofoam developed by him and Dr. Scott Armen of Penn State College of Medicine.
Detention basins could catch more than stormwater
August 15, 2019
A dry detention basin next to a road to collect runoff, prevent flooding and perhaps control nitrate infiltration of groundwater.
Summer 2019 ABE Graduates
August 15, 2019
The ABE Faculty and Staff wish to congratulate our Summer 2019 Graduates.
Penn State professor co-chairs roadmap to guide synthetic biology investments
July 30, 2019
The EBRC roadmap is the work of more than 80 scientists and engineers from 30 universities and 12 companies, including Howard Salis, associate professor of biological engineering and chemical engineering at Penn State.
Launching a celebration on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
July 30, 2019
Randall Bock, assistant research professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Penn State, assembles an igniter into one of more than 20 model rockets that were launched on the morning of July 16 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA's first mission to the moon, Apollo 11.
Penn State ranked among Best Environmental Science programs
July 24, 2019
ERM program was ranked as the #5 Environmental Science program in the US by SuccessfulStudent.com
Penn State Extension ag safety expert receives international award
July 23, 2019
The award recognizes an outreach or education program or activity that demonstrates significant impacts and outcomes in injury prevention or safety and health practice.
PlantVillage gives undergraduate a chance to help feed the world via technology
July 16, 2019
Biological engineering major part of team helping Kenyan farmers adapt to changing climate
Dr. Ali Demirci leads fermentation course with CSL Behring employees in Lengnau, Switzerland.
July 16, 2019
Penn State professor reflects on overseas sabbatical.
Congratulations to Heather Gall on her promotion to Associate Professor
July 2, 2019
Penn State announced faculty promotions effective July 1, 2019. Heather Gall was promoted to associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering. She began her Penn State career as an assistant professor in July, 2013.
Penn State scientists expanding work to help farmers learn about industrial hemp
July 1, 2019
"Jude Liu, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, has joined the effort and is testing machine/equipment manufacturing processing techniques for fiber in his lab at University Park"
Spring 2019 ABE Graduates
May 9, 2019
The ABE Faculty and Staff wish to congratulate our Spring 2019 Graduates.
Education Program Assistant 2 (Education Program Assistant)
May 2, 2019
Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Grants aid studies on environmental and financial value of stream buffers
April 29, 2019
Stephanie Herbstritt, a graduate assistant in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is shown at the team's stream buffer demonstration plot along Spring Creek in Centre County before perennial grasses were planted.
Gettysburg Area High School Alumnus Named Penn State College of Engineering Student Marshal
April 26, 2019
Andrew J. May will be the student marshal for the biological engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 3. He will receive a bachelor of science in biological engineering with minors in environmental engineering and plant pathology.
Building a Better Bandage
April 16, 2019
Research allows Penn State faculty to develop a biofoam pad to replace traditional methods of wound treatment and create sustainable solutions.
GreenBriq student venture wins top $7,500 prize in Ag Springboard pitch contest
April 15, 2019
Congratulation to BE student Annaliese Long on her contribution to the winning prize!
2019 Student Sustainability Awards
April 11, 2019
BRS senior, Haley Stauffer to receive Student Sustainability Award on Wednesday, April 17th
ABE Students are among those chosen in 2019 Graduate Exhibition Award winners
March 28, 2019
ABE Research Poster winners Anahita Bharadwaj and Carlos Fernandez Pulido are to be congratulated for their awards.
NSF grant supports development of robotic frost protection in orchards
March 26, 2019
The NSF's Cyber-Physical Systems program awarded more than $843,000 to a team led by Daeun Dana Choi, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Study clarifies beef's resource use, emissions
March 21, 2019
This article summarizes the findings of a study led by Alan Rotz, adjunct professor of agricultural and biological engineering, who is a scientist with the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit.
Terri Ruch receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award
March 15, 2019
Terri Ruch, a Penn State agricultural engineering alumna, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.
Second annual Ag Safety Expo at Penn State set for Feb. 22
February 7, 2019
The leading causes of deaths in this industry, such as machinery- and animal-related accidents, are largely preventable with proper instruction, noted Michael Pate, Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Manure injection offers hope, challenge for restoring Chesapeake water quality
February 6, 2019
In a four-year study, shallow-disk injection of manure was found to result in less phosphorus loss in runoff from farm fields compared to broadcasting or spreading manure. The research findings have implications for Chesapeake Bay water quality.
Ag Safety Team Prepares for Large Animal Training (LART)
January 25, 2019
Since 2002 the Ag Rescue program has provided emergency response training. The PSU Ag Safety team is gearing up for its annual Large Animal training which focuses on educating first responder agencies and organizations. The training includes classroom instruction and detailed hands-on exercises that allows participants to practice their new knowledge and skills. Extensive hands-on exercises involving live animals is part of this training.