Agricultural Technology Management

NSF Grad Research Fellows
NSF Names Two BAE Fellows
NSF awarded Emily Tummons (BSE senior, above) and Emily Mangus (BSE 2008) with 2010 Grad Research Fellowships.

The National Science Foundation has awarded two BAE students with NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.  This award recognizes outstanding students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  BAE recipients are:  Ms. Emily Tummons, BSE senior; and Mrs. Emily Mangus, 2008 BAE graduate. 

Ms. Tummons is a member of the K-State chapters of Golden Key International Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society, Alpha Epsilon Honorary Society for Biological and Agricultural Engineers, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and is the first vice president of the K-State Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.  Emily will graduate this spring and plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall, where she has received a University Distinguished Fellowship to pursue a doctoral degree in environmental engineering with a focus on membrane separations for water purification.

Mrs. Mangus, a 2008 K-State summa cum laude graduate in BAE, is currently studying bioengineering at the University of Kansas.  In 2010 she received an honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Congratulations to both Emily Tummons and Emily Mangus for their outstanding achievements!

Robotics Team
Seth Perkins (BS BSE, MS BAE) fine tunes K-States 2010 ASABE competition-winning robot.

Seth Perkins (BS BSE, MS BAE) fine tunes K-States 2010 ASABE competition-winning robot.

BAE Family
BAE Family Photo
Were were able to get most of the BAE family together for the photo in May 2010. Cheers!

Were were able to get most of the BAE family together for the photo in May 2010.  Cheers!

ATM Club Lawnmower Clinic
Lawnmower Tune-Up
The annual ATM Club Lawn Mower Clinic (April 1 and 2, 2011) was a great success and raised money for the club.

The ATM Club held their annual Lawn Mower Clinic on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2011.  Routine maintenance on push mowers only (cleaning of mower, oil change, spark plug replacement, blade sharpening, cleaning or replacing air filters as needed) cost $35 (taxes included).  Proceeds benefited the K-State Agricultural Technology Management Club.

Agricultural Technology Management (ATM) prepares students for careers that require an understanding of both technology and management. The goal of the ATM program is to educate technology managers who can combine critical understanding of agriculture and biological sciences with the problem-solving viewpoint of an engineer. The curriculum is intended for students who want a broader education than is provided by the engineering curriculum and who do not desire the analytical focus necessary in an engineering degree. Graduates fill key positions in food and agricultural industries, serving as technical managers for these increasingly vital sectors of the economy.

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The Agricultural Technology Management program prepares individuals to organize and manage technology-based businesses and operations. The emphasis is on planning and directing an industry or business project with responsibility for results. This program provides an understanding of how equipment, facilities, and technology are used with plants and animals and their products. These processes all require an understanding of biological and physical sciences to produce and maintain top product quality.

The Agricultural Technology Management curriculum emphasizes the application and integration of agricultural/biological sciences, agricultural engineered systems, and business. Courses are designed to apply physical concepts and problem solving to food and agricultural systems. Supporting courses provide a foundation of mathematics, chemistry, business, and computer and communication skills. Technical electives are available to develop a degree program that meets personal career objectives.

Students are required to select one or more agricultural science areas of emphasis (animal science, agronomy, agricultural business/economics, horticulture, grain science, etc.) to complement their Agricultural Technology Management degree program.

Many students integrate their Agricultural Technology Management degree into the completion of one or more academic minors, and/or a secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences, and/or a dual major degree program (major in Agricultural Technology Management and agribusiness, agricultural economics, animal science, or agronomy, etc.), and/or completion of the John Deere Dealership Management Program. Careful planning allows students to integrate one or all of these options into their Agricultural Technology Management degree program and still graduate in about four years.