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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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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. 

a student and researcher in lab

Mar 9, 2022

The WASTE Lab: Adding Value to Agricultural Waste

Praveen Kolar and student researchers in the WASTE Lab are rethinking ways to use leftover materials and valorize them. 

David and Mary Peele

Mar 8, 2022

In Memory of Mary

David and Mary Peele named a greenhouse in the NC State Plant Sciences Building to honor Mary’s love of horticulture. After Mary passed, David named a second greenhouse to honor her. 


Mar 1, 2022

Satellite Imagery Gives Researchers Timeline of When Swine Waste Lagoons Were Built

Researchers at NC State have developed an automated technique that uses satellite imagery to determine when swine waste lagoons were constructed, allowing researchers to determine the extent to which these facilities may have affected environmental quality. 

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Feb 28, 2022

Fiber Hemp: Haute or Hype?

NC State researchers are evaluating new regionally-appropriate fiber hemp varieties as an alternative textile crop well-suited to a burgeoning industry. 

a young woman standing in front of a sign that says BAE

Feb 3, 2022

Scholar Announced for New Industry Partner Research

Zoe Chavis has been selected as the inaugural NC State Biological and Agricultural Engineering RES Scholar. The appointment, created between BAE and RES, is a novel approach to connect industry with undergraduate research opportunities.