We discover and apply scientific engineering
principles and methods to the processes of
our natural world and provide advanced
graduate education to engineering professionals.
BSysE offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with four areas of emphasis:
From solar drying and pasteurization research in the 1970′s to today’s emphasis on biological waste analysis and treatment, chemical transport through soils, food engineering, bioenergy, bioproducts, and more, our department has a long history of technical environmental stewardship, research and education.
The researchers and graduate students of this department come from all corners of the United States and the world. Because of this diversity, our students leave here with the global awareness, the advanced education and the technical expertise to become the key players in the economic, technical, and environmental challenges that face us all.
These are exciting and challenging times for engineering professionals. These can be exciting and challenging times for you!
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“Unfortunately, the generally benign winter was not without agricultural consequences,” said Gerrit Hoogenboom (BSYSE faculty) , AgWeatherNet director.
“This is a tool, like a tractor or even your hand – a tool that helps us collect data,” said Sindhuja Sankaran, an agricultural engineer in the WSU Department of Biological Systems Engineering. She is working with the wheat breeding program to develop the camera technique. …
The era of fully automated robotic harvesters navigating orchard rows is still years away. But as we head into the 2015 season, there have been some really impressive developments in orchard mechanization, some of which are available to growers this season. …