EBS Grad Student Kyle Cheung places in ASABE poster competition

August 20, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Kyle Cheung, who placed in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the NRES technical community for his work entitled, “Identification of Drought Stress in Turfgrass Using Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing”. Cheung presented this work during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in July.

Cheung researches drought stress in Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Ali Pourezza's lab.

Read his ASABE AIM 2019 Presentation Abstract:

BAE student team wins 2nd place in ASABE robotics competition

July 12, 2019

Congratulations to the UC Davis Ag Robotics team, who participated at the Robotics Competition

at the International ASABE meeting in Boston and walked away with second prize!

The UC Davis team was the top American team in their division at the competition.  The team won a trophy and cash prize as well.

Well done BAE students!


Student Spotlight: Tyler Barzee

June 12, 2019

Tyler Barzee, a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Systems Engineering, is one of the BAE department’s highly active graduate students, skillfully balancing his education, research, hobbies and involvement in the campus community.

Picnic Day 2019 Filled With Fun and Collaboration

April 17, 2019

UC Davis and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering celebrated another successful Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13th. The theme of this year's float was the adventure that comes along with being a biological and agricultural engineer:

Ph.D Candidate Yi Shen Discusses IR Peeling of Pears in Exit Seminar

March 20, 2019
2045 Bainer Hall was full of current biological and agricultural engineering graduate students and faculty on Wednesday, March 20th who gathered to listen to Yi Shen present the research he has been conducting as a Ph.D candidate. Shen began his studies in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 2013 under the guidance of Dr. Zhongli Pan.

Matthew Paddock Discusses Treating Wastewater with Microalgae

December 07, 2018

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis wrapped up its Fall Quarter Seminar Series with a presentation by current master’s candidate, Matthew Paddock. After a brief introduction by the Dean of the College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth and BAE adjunct faculty member, Dr. Jean VanderGheynst, Matthew discussed research he recently conducted on treating wastewater with microalgae.

Ferisca Putri Presents Research on Improving Soilless Plant Growth

December 06, 2018

Vital as it may seem, soil as we know it is not necessarily required to grow a plant. In fact, there are a number of benefits–such as resource and water management–to growing plants in substrate rather than traditional soil. However, the use of soilless techniques is still developing and research is ongoing.

Team Cenozoic Brings Home Gold for UC Davis at iGEM

November 21, 2018
The 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition results are in and Cenozoic, a team made up of members from the departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Molecular and Cellular Biology, was one of only seven undergraduate teams in the United States to win a gold medal. In addition, the team won "Best Measurement" award and were nominated for "Best Presentation" in the undergraduate division.

BAE Student Becomes University Innovation Fellow Building Programs and Promoting Collaboration

November 07, 2018

By Staff Contributor

Lisa Illes, fourth-year Biological Systems Engineering major, is working with Michaela Poblete (Computer Science), Julia Morris (Science and Technology Studies), and Livia Morris (Science and Technology Studies /Cognitive Science) as University Innovation Fellows. They have been working with the Office of the Provost and several departments on campus to build programs promoting interdisciplinary and industry collaborations on campus.

Kelley Drechsler Receives ASABE Poster Award

October 10, 2018

Graduate student Kelley Drechsler was awarded a $250 prize for her poster and presentation at the ASABE's annual international meeting. This year's meeting was held in Detroit, Michigan, July 29th through August 1st. Kelley took 7th place with her poster, “A Comprehensive Stress Indicator for Evaluating Plant Water Status in Almond Trees to Aid in Irrigation Scheduling,”  in the National Resources & Environmental Systems (NRES) community.