Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

May 27, 2020  |  Initiatives

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of sweetpotatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.

May 21, 2020

DIY: Edible Car Derby at Home

Students in Andy Hale's Introduction to Biological Engineering course have the fun experience of constructing miniature cars out of food. Using items from your pantry or refrigerator, you can put on your own derby at home.

Apr 17, 2020

An Innovative Approach With Existing Technology

Professors Jonathan Holt and Sierra Young are finding new ways of using existing technology to help pork producers more accurately determine weight in pigs.

Feb 18, 2020

BAE Takes the Top Spots in New Faces of ASABE

Each year the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) chooses two individuals to act as the New Faces of ASABE. This year, both of the top honorees are from NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Jan 28, 2020

Streamlining Biofuel Fermentation Processes

Undergraduate student Erin Cooper likes making things more efficient, easier and faster. She’s working with advisor Dr. Mari Chinn to streamline ethanol fermentation using biomass sorghum as a starting material.

Sep 10, 2019

Moving on Up

NC State's Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department has moved up to the No. 6 spot on U.S. News and World Report's list of the nation's top undergraduate programs for biological and agricultural engineering.

Sep 3, 2019

N.C. Agricultural Research Stations Ramping Up with New Technology 

NC State and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are working together to enhance research stations across the state by developing, evaluating and showcasing the latest technology for North Carolina farmers.

Apr 1, 2019

Non-Traditional: From Art School To Motherhood To Ag Engineering

At age 46, Alison Deviney has gone back to class – and it's very different this time around.

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.

Aug 13, 2018

Birgand’s Stream Restoration Research Gets Boost from NC State Seed Grant

For his work on wetland and stream restoration, François Birgand, NC State associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, won an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the Committee on International Programs.