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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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Jan 4, 2021

Robots in the Air and on the Water Could Improve Shellfish Farming

A new NC State project is putting robots to use to monitor water quality in ways that allow shellfish farmers to raise yields and ensure food safety. 

Waste lagoon and hog houses

Nov 24, 2020

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn how extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizer. 

Jonathan Stephens at Carter-Finley Stadium

Nov 13, 2020

Engineering a New Path: Online Graduate Student Reflects on Career Change

For Jonathan Stephens, a graduate degree from NC State Online meant making a career change and landing his dream job with the Wolfpack. Now the soon to be Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering graduate is sharing his journey to earning his degree. 

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Nov 11, 2020

How Animal Manure Could Help Reduce Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint

A new system developed by NC State researchers aims to decarbonize the agriculture industry. 

Solar panels and other equipment at the end of a drainage canal in a farm field

Nov 5, 2020

Research for Better Water Management: Not Too Wet, Not Too Dry

Improved water management systems being developed and tested by CALS researchers could help farmers raise yields and protect the environment. 

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Aug 10, 2020

BAE’s Nelson Awarded National Academies’ 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship

Natalie Nelson, assistant professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, won a 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

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May 27, 2020

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. 

miniature car made out of food

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. 

Pig in a pigpen

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. 

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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.