Spring 2023 Newsletter

Bulletins from Biological Systems Engineering


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Dear BSE Alumni and Friends,

Happy Summer! I am excited to begin my service to the department as chair and look forward to working with our dedicated and talented faculty, staff, and students in this new role. My appointment began in April when our former chair, Troy Runge, started a new position as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. I want to thank Troy for his hard work and dedication over the past five years and for all the time and insight he has and continues to share with me during this transition.

In this newsletter we share just some of the department highlights of the past six months including new staff (welcome, Kirsten Martin!), faculty research & extension programs, student activities, alumni news (congratulations, Naomi Bernstein!), and awards (congratulations, Jaya Suneja, Yuchi Ma, and John Shutske!).

Also, congratulations and best wishes to all 2023 BSE graduates! Please keep in touch and know that you always have a home in BSE.

I wish you all a very relaxing summer and I hope to connect with many of you at ASABE AIM in Omaha next month!

Anita Thompson, Department Chair

Featured Articles

  • Welcome to BSE
  • People of BSE
  • Faculty and Student Awards
  • BSE Alumni News
  • Student Chapter of ASABE
  • 2023 ASABE International 1/4 Scale Tractor Competition
  • Recent Graduates
  • BSE Donors
  • Funding Updates

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Students at the BSE Fall Feast


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