Sustainable Communities Collaborative opens its Virtual Spring Expo

May 5, 2020

ABE faculty Megan Marshall and Jeffrey Catchmark along with Capstone students opened its Virtual Expo on May 1st showcasing students' work with Community Partners.

Li Named Biological Engineering Student Marshal

April 29, 2020

Yang Li has been named the biological engineering student marshal for Penn State’s virtual spring commencement on May 9. She will receive a bachelor of science degree in biological engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering.

Two ABE faculty win Gamma Sigma Delta awards for excellence in teaching and research

April 20, 2020

Gamma Sigma Delta announces 2020 faculty awards.

Assistant professor recognized for green stormwater infrastructure research

April 8, 2020

Lauren McPhillips, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Penn State and Cornell found that compost additions in green stormwater infrastructure, like the bioretention basin shown here, may lead to nutrient leaching.

Penn State Extension offers tractor-safety instructor training online

March 19, 2020

ABE's AgSafety course goes online.

Teaching excellence recognized in College of Agricultural Sciences

March 5, 2020

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching in 2019.

Family of ag engineering alumnus creates lasting legacy with naming opportunity

February 27, 2020

Lloyd E. Thomas, 1961 Penn State alumnus in agricultural engineering.

Emerging organic contaminant levels greatly influenced by stream flows, seasons

January 29, 2020

Flow rates and time of year must be taken into account to better understand the potential risks posed by emerging organic contaminants in rivers and streams, according to Penn State researchers who studied contaminant concentrations and flow characteristics at six locations near drinking water intakes in the Susquehanna River basin.

New video on the launching of a celebration on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

January 27, 2020

Randall Bock featured in new video.

Fall 2019 ABE Graduates

January 8, 2020

The ABE Faculty and Staff wish to congratulate our Fall 2019 Graduates.

Biological Engineering Student wins the prestigious Genentech Pharmaceutical Technical Development Student Award

December 2, 2019

Morgan Roggenbaum, a junior student in our Biological Engineering Major is the recipient of the prestigious Genentech Pharmaceutical Technical Development Outstanding Student Award for 2020.

New Penn State leadership for AgrAbility PA named

November 25, 2019

Suzanna Windon and Linda Fetzer, of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, have been appointed to leadership roles with the AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project, also known as AgrAbility PA.

Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid West

November 12, 2019

Urban development in the eastern U.S. results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect, according to a Penn State researcher, who suggests there may be lessons to be learned from the sharp contrast.

New HEEP Initiative Makes First Faculty Hire

November 11, 2019

Christine Costello will be seated in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in the College of Agricultural Sciences and will be a Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute.

Ground broken for new ag engineering shop at Fruit Research and Extension Center

November 8, 2019

Groundbreaking took place Nov. 6 for a new agricultural engineering shop at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center that will, when completed, enhance research to help growers improve efficiency, reduce costs and deal with labor shortages.

Ali Demirci featured in the November/December 2019 Resource Magazine

November 4, 2019

Professor Demirci's Article is featured on page 19, "The Need for Food Engineering".

'4th bottom line' key to sustainable waste materials management for universities

October 28, 2019

“University leadership must be committed to sustainable waste management and ‘doing the right thing." said Judd Michael, professor of agricultural and biological engineering in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

With Penn State help, ESPN 'College GameDay' was sustainable at University Park

October 23, 2019

Penn State's extensive capabilities in hosting sustainable events helped ESPN achieve its goal of presenting its “College GameDay” show previewing the Nittany Lions' football showdown with the University of Michigan in a sustainable manner.

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.

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.

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 biorenewable systems students climb to new heights in sustainability

August 5, 2019

From the top of Penn State's indoor rock climbing wall, climbers can enjoy views of Beaver Stadium, Rothrock State Forest and even a sunset over Happy Valley. From the ground, Colin Geary and Nelson DiBiase, biorenewable systems majors in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, saw something different: a sport inspired by nature, using a wall’s worth of plastic.

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 professor co-chairs roadmap to guide synthetic biology investments

July 29, 2019

Howard Salis, associate professor of biological engineering and chemical engineering at Penn State, helped to draft a technical roadmap recently published by the public-private Engineering Biology Research Consortium that will guide future investments in synthetic biology, including encouraging partnerships to enable these innovations to make the most positive societal impact.

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

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.

Storer named Distinguished Alumnus for outstanding career, support of students

July 16, 2019

John “Jack” Storer, a 1950 Penn State alumnus, who holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry, has received Penn State’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor presented by the University to alumni.