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Spring 2018

From the Chair's chair ...

Things have been moving forward in Farrall Hall. Spring is hardly here and BAE Showcase is just around the windy corner!

Speaking of BAE Showcase, something we all look forward to each year, it's scheduled for April 26, 2018, this year. Just like in 2017, we will host the industry luncheon, capstone presentations, poster session, and reception in our own Farrall Hall - closer to home! All day activities for BE Showcase are free and open to the public, with the exception of the luncheon, which requires an advance signup and RSVP. For complete details, including parking instructions, please see the full BE Showcase program in the Student Focus section. We look forward to the event and seeing everyone.

In this BAE Newsletter you will see that we highlight our students, you will notice student awards, 2018/19 scholarship winners, and a few other awards. We are very proud of what our students accomplish each year and it is great that we have the chance to announce these awards to everyone.

SOMETHING NEW: We now have a BAE Store. A place so that you can get your own BAE "stuff". We only have a couple items now to see how it goes; we will expand as we can. All proceeds will go to support our students. And if you have ideas for other things that we can include in our store, let us know. So shop early and often! www.egr.msu.edu/bae/baestore

So, what are y'all up to? We would like to include a "What's Up with our Alums....Alumni News" section in these quarterly e-newsletters, so drop us a line and let us know what you have been up to lately.

Please stop by Farrall Hall, or invite me to visit you, so that I can learn about you, your BAE past, present and future.

Thank you for all you do out there to increase the Brand of BAE; it is YOUR EFFORTS as our wonderful alumni that increases our stock price....so THANK YOU!

Thanks for the opportunity to serve,
Darrell W. Donahue
Professor and Chair

2018 BE Showcase

Join us for BE Showcase on April 26, 2018, when 37 BE 487 senior design students on 9 teams present their two-semester design projects. Students will present to industry evaluators in the morning and then publicly beginning at 3 p.m. Join 57 students from BE 230 Engineering Analysis of Biological Systems at 5 p.m. for a poster session and reception. The day concludes with an awards banquet dinner (RSVP required). Read more for the complete schedule and parking options. 

2018/19 BE Scholarship Recipients

For the 2018-19 academic year, BAE will award approximately $49,000 in scholarships. A special Thank You to all the alumni, faculty, staff, friends and companies who made these scholarships possible through their kind and generous gifts.  If you are interested in supporting the department scholarships through a gift, please visit https://givingto.msu.edu/gift/?sid=858 or click on the link at the end of the newsletter to make a donation.  

Select 2018 Faculty & Student Awards
Kudos all around: BAE teaching faculty member and students recognized with prestigious honors.  
  • Engineering Service Awards
  • Graduate Student receives C.S. Mott Pre-doctoral Fellowship - Ian Kropp
  • 2018 Withrow Teaching Excellence Awards - Marks
  • Global Leadership Award - Ajit Srivastava
2017/18 Industry Advisory Board

Meet the 2017-18 Industry Advisory Board and Industry Evaluators for senior design projects. 

  • BAE Store
  • Join the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering LinkedIn Alumni, Faculty, and Student group
  • ASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting coming to Detroit