Spring 2024 Newsletter

Bulletins from Biological Systems Engineering


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Dear BSE Alumni and Friends,

Happy New Year! It’s been an eventful six months in our department. Our faculty, staff, and students continue to shine, and I hope you enjoy reading about just some of their accomplishments in this newsletter.

I want to extend a warm welcome to Josh Blaydes and Assistant Professor Mallika Nocco who recently joined our BSE family, and to congratulate Zhou Zhang on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

In December we had a very productive meeting with our Advisory Council, and I am grateful to them for continuing to share their time, expertise, and insights with us. Some were able to attend the senior design poster session after the meeting where our students had the opportunity to showcase their hard work, creativity, and achievements over the past year. Also, our student chapter of ASABE has been very active, and they are fantastic ambassadors of our department.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of BSE Emeritus Faculty Fred Buelow, Calvin Cramer, and Leonard Massie, who we lost this summer.

Thank you very much to all our donors. Your generosity and support of the department is deeply appreciated.

I wish you all the very best in 2024.
Anita Thompson, Department Chair


A huge thank-you to all the donors who have supported the department this year.