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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.

Kelley Drechsler: Reducing Water Use in Almond Orchards

November 05, 2019
During droughts, California’s nut farmers are often attacked for their water use, though the crops they produce are a cornerstone of the state’s economy. Third-year Ph.D. student Kelley Drechsler is taking on this problem by working to help these farmers irrigate using less water without affecting their product.

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:

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Singh invited to join Food and Nutrition Board

August 09, 2019

Distinguished Professor Emeritus R. Paul Singh has been invited to serve on the prestigious Food and Nutrition Board of the Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prof. Singh will provide input related to issues pertaining to food technology and engineering.

Grad student Ryan Kawakita receives predoctoral fellowship from USDA

August 09, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Ryan Kawakita of the Jeoh lab, who has won a fellowship from the USDA. Ryan recently learned of his award of the predoctoral fellowship from USDA NIFA, specifically for education and workforce development (EWD) with the intent to develop the next generation of professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.

SmartFarm highlighted on GrowingProduce.com

July 25, 2019

Professor David Slaughter was featured in the article discussing the changes ahead for agriculture as the workers will move from manual labor to digital labor.

Read the article, titled "Where Will We Find Tech-Savvy Farm Workers?" at GrowingProduce.com.

Alumni Spotlight: Carolyn M. Jones '01

July 17, 2019

Growing up, Carolyn M. Jones ‘01 excelled in math and physics while falling in love with agriculture through organizations like 4H and FFA. She combined her passions at UC Davis—she studied Biological Systems Engineering while becoming involved in the animal science community and living and interning at the campus horse barn managing foals.

Professor Zhongli Pan elected Fellow of ASABE

July 15, 2019

Congratulations are in order for BAE Adjunct Professor Zhongli Pan, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers!

ASABE is honoring Dr. Pan's long career providing scientific leadership in food and bioprocessing, and wrote in their award pamphlet:

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!

 

Tina Jeoh: Sustaining the planet with bioactives

July 01, 2019

Biological and Agricultural Engineering associate professor Tina Jeoh is an innovative researcher, passionate mentor and an advocate for women in STEM. Since joining the BAE department in 2008, she has been a leader in bioconversion for biofuels and microencapsulation of bioactives—all with an emphasis on scaling for industrial production.