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Professor David Slaughter Receives Prestigious Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal

July 10, 2019
Since 1932, the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) has selected one recipient, if any, for the Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal. The medal is awarded to those who show "exceptional and meritorious achievement in agriculture that has resulted in new concepts, products, processes or methods that advanced the development of agriculture.” This year's medal has been awarded to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Professor David Slaughter.

Bringing Big Data to the Vineyard

May 27, 2020
Mason Earles, assistant professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, is applying big data by merging agricultural and machine learning to glean information that improves vineyards’ health and yields.

Anaerobic digester featured on Jeopardy!

April 13, 2020

UC Davis and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) were featured on a question from the April 6 episode of Jeopardy’s College Championship. A $600 question under the “E-College-y” category read, “UC Davis converts 50 tons of organic waste into energy daily with a system called an A.D., this non-oxygen type of ‘digester.’”

Zhongli Pan named Institute of Food Technologies fellow

March 16, 2020

Adjunct professor Zhongli Pan has been named a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT). IFT fellows are recognized by their peers for “exemplary professionalism in the field of food science,” including scholarship, service, leadership or innovation that helps improve humanity through food science and technology.

Bryan Jenkins wins prestigious ASABE leadership award

March 02, 2020

Biological and agricultural engineering (BAE) distinguished professor and department chair Bryan Jenkins was named the recipient of the 2020 James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

Dr. Jennifer Nill receives the 2020 Zuhair A. Munir Award

February 24, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Nill is this year’s recipient of the Zuhair A. Munir Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the College of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering in December 2019 as part of associate professor Tina Jeoh's lab.

UC Davis agricultural experts at World Ag Expo

February 13, 2020

 

California Ag Today published the following article, titled "UC Davis Will be at World Ag Expo!"

 

[UC Davis' College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences] Associate Dean Anita Oberbauer with the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will gather with fellow scientists, staff and students at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, February 11-13, to chat with farmers, prospective students, alumni and leaders throughout the agricultural industry.

Mason Earles: Algorithms and Agriculture

February 12, 2020

As the climate changes, farmers need new, high-tech tools to precisely measure resource use and predict yield so they can produce crops with less water, fertilizer and pesticide. New BAE assistant professor Mason Earles is bringing expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) to this new era of agriculture by developing algorithms to help farmers better and more efficiently grow, treat and harvest their crops.

Kelley Drechsler wins poster competition at Irrigation Association Conference

December 10, 2019

Congratulations to PhD candidate Kelley Drechsler, who won first place in the student poster competition at the 2019 Irrigation Association conference in Las Vegas!  Kelley’s poster focused on a remote wireless valve control system for irrigating almond orchards by variety. Her work is currently funded by the almond board of California.

The 2019 Irrigation Association conference  was co-located with the National Ground Water Association and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association.

Jennifer Mullin: Teaching Engineering Design

December 09, 2019

Assistant Professor of Teaching Jennifer Mullin has found a home in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE). As the instructor for the College of Engineering’s Introduction to Engineering Design course (ENG 3), she pursues her passion for teaching, creativity and design while researching new methods of instruction to train the next generation of engineers.

UC Davis to host inaugural ASABE CA/NV Section Student Rally January 17-20

December 05, 2019

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is pleased to host the inaugural American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) CA/NV Section Student Rally on January 17-20, 2020 at UC Davis.

The student rally is an annual gathering of students from ASABE student chapters and other related programs from across the region, held at different schools each year. Attendees explore the host school, network, attend technical presentations and tours on and off campus, socialize and gain leadership experience over four days.

Alumni Spotlight: Arturo Lara López ’80

December 05, 2019

Few people have had careers in higher education as distinguished as Dr. Arturo Lara López ’80. From transforming the University of Guanajuato to serving as the first Secretary of Innovation, Science and Higher Education, Lara López has made his mark on the State of Guanajuato through almost 40 years of service and leadership in academia and government.

Professor Emeritus Paul Singh receives Distinguished Service Award

November 27, 2019

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Paul Singh, professor emeritus, who received a Distinguished Service Award at the International Conference on Engineering and Food (ICEF) in Melbourne, Australia!

The conference was held September 23-27, and Dr. Singh was given the award in recognition for service to the International Association of Engineering and Food since its inception in 1976.