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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

a woman working with robotics in a lab

Sep 30, 2022

Back to the Future

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering welcomes new faculty member Lirong Xiang. She's interested in developing agricultural systems that integrate cutting-edge robotics, machine vision and machine learning technologies to automate labor-intensive tasks. 


Sep 28, 2022

CALS Alumnus Strives for Quality Higher Education in Honduras

Biological and Agricultural Engineering alumnus Marlon Brevé-Reyes works to improve the quality of higher education and increase student access in his home country of Honduras. 

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Sep 26, 2022

$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

NC State researchers were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite using seaweed and wood waste. 

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Sep 1, 2022

Making North Carolina Oysters Good Eats

Vashti Campbell, a Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently conducted research to help improve oyster production in North Carolina. 

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Jul 21, 2022

Solving the Stormwater Upstream Battle

From his passion for water to his interest in history, Bill Hunt's career has been filled with full-circle moments. 

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Jun 28, 2022

NC State CALS Moves Up in World Rankings

NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recently named No. 22 in the QS World University rankings, thanks in part to an intentional focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity and excellence. 

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Jun 28, 2022

Pack Pullers Compete in International Quarter-Scale Tractor Competition

Pack Pullers spent four days presenting and demonstrating their tractor design to a panel of industry experts that judge each design on innovation, manufacturability, serviceability, safety, sound level and ergonomics. 

The 2021 NC FFA state officers smiling and wearing blue corduroy jackets.

Jun 21, 2022

How FFA Prepares Students to Be Ag Leaders

Whether it’s competing in competitions or engaging with top agriculture businesses, students in FFA are set up for success in the agricultural industry. 

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May 5, 2022

A New Generation Agricultural Engineer

Meet Emory New, a graduating senior from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the NC Watermelon Queen. 

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Apr 1, 2022

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Programs Rank Third in the Nation

NC State Biological and Agricultural Engineering graduate programs jumped four spots to number three in this year’s U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best graduate schools in the nation.