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August 17, 2017

Ali Demirci, professor of agricultural and biological engineering says the simultaneous nature of breaking down the complex carbohydrate starch into simple sugars — and fermentation — the process in which sugars are converted to ethanol by yeasts or other microorganisms in bioreactors, is innovative.

August 17, 2017

Many factors influence the fate and transport of these manure-borne hormones, explained lead researcher Odette Mina, a recent doctoral degree graduate in agricultural and biological engineering.

August 14, 2017

Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) is a community of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers. It is a geographically-based community, covering the Northeast United States and Eastern Canadian Provinces.

July 28, 2017

As part of their senior capstone project in biological engineering, students designed a device that assists apple pickers. The device mounts on a vehicle that can travel between the trees in an orchard.

July 18, 2017

Penn State was the ideal place to look at the movement of pharmaceuticals from wastewater to groundwater because the University has spray-irrigated all of its treated wastewater onto nearly 600 acres of agricultural and forested land known as the Living Filter since the early 1980s.

July 10, 2017

Judd Michael, professor of ABE said, "The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is providing cutting-edge research and service to industry partners to help them become more sustainable."

Students from EDSGN 497: Solidworks Fundamentals, built rockets from 3D-printed pieces.
June 30, 2017

Randall Bock, instructor in engineering design and agricultural research assistant at Penn State, tasked his engineering students with designing, printing, iterating, assembling and testing the outcome of 3D-printed rockets.

June 27, 2017

Paul Smith's lab, in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is part of the group that is evaluating regional supply chains that could be used for alternative jet fuel production.

June 1, 2017

Rob Shannon, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, says the new Agricultural Stewardship and Conservation Certificate undergraduate program "fits in perfectly with Penn State's land-grant mission of providing service to the commonwealth."

May 24, 2017

College of Agricultural Sciences Staff Laureate Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 25.

May 19, 2017

Daubert received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1991.

May 19, 2017

ABE Engineering student interns with Chilean 3D-printed prosthetic startup

May 17, 2017

The ABE Faculty and Staff wish to congratulate our 2017 Graduates.

April 28, 2017

Peter DeMartino will be the student marshal for the biological engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 5.

April 27, 2017

The BRS Advisory Committee provides guidance to the BioRenewable Systems undergraduate and graduate programs.