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September 25, 2017

The new Agricultural Engineering Building, slated for completion in spring 2018, will include "The Martenas Family Administrative Conference Room."

September 21, 2017

Lead researcher Jeffrey Catchmark, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences, says these environmentally friendly barrier coatings have numerous applications ranging from water-resistant paper, to coatings for ceiling tiles and wallboard, to food coatings to seal in freshness.

September 19, 2017

The revitalized Shared Fermentation Facility will be located within the newly constructed Agricultural Engineering Building, a 21st-century, state-of-the-art facility scheduled for completion in January 2018.

September 11, 2017

NEWBio researchers worked to develop new variations of bioenergy crops through multiple methods including hand pollination of willow.

September 8, 2017

"Many consumers want food-producing animals such as chickens to live in environments that are nonconfining," said Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

September 5, 2017

A discovery to keep destructive pests out of wood shipping crates. Penn State Entomologist Dr. Kelli Hoover and Wood Products Professor Dr. John Janowiak explain their discovery of a new, fast heat treatment to kill pests in wood.

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.