The ASABE Student Branch teamed with the ACT Club for the 10th annual Pancake Feed at the 2011 K-State Open House.
Future BAE Students
The BAE Faculty, Staff and Office Professionals would like to congratulate each of you on your accomplishments at K-State and wish you much success in the future!
BAE Doctor of Philosophy: Ms. Li Guo, Gongzhuling (China); Ms. Shuping Yan (Wenxian, China); Mr. Wei Han (Ste. Anne De Bellevue, Canada, Summer 2011).
BAE Master of Science: Ms. Katie Handley (Onaga, Kansas); Mr. Seth Perkins (Wichita, Kansas, Summer 2011).
K-State placed second in the 2010 G.B. Gunlogson Student Environmental Design Competition - Fountain Wars Contest. The K-State team competed against teams from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Texas A&M, University of Florida, Oklahoma State and Iowa State.
Each team prepares a fountain design to meet aesthetics display and technical task requirements. At the contest site, each team is provided with a 1000-L reservoir, up to 30 m of various sizes PVC pipe, and access to 14-amp, 120-volt AC electrical service to power their pump systems. The teams arrive at competition with a fountain design, pump systems, PVC couplers, fittings, valves, and nozzles. After a presentation of their design, teams are given 2 hours to construct their fountain. Upon completion, each fountain was tested for its ability to perform the two technical tasks and the aesthetic display. Awards are based on separate scores of the written design, oral presentation, construction, technical tests, and aesthetics.
K-State’s 2010 Fountain Wars Design Team competition members were Lorinda Bejot (Dodge City), Kelly Borgen (Ensign), Katie Handley (Onaga), Levi Sutton (Manhattan), Justine Sullivan (Lakin) and Brent Ware (Shawnee Mission). Other team members are: Allie Archer (McPherson), Kari Friedrichs (Marysville), Erin Mason (Greenfield, MO), Breanna Stout (Garden City), Ginger Pugh (Mayetta).
BAE Robotics Team Wins at ASABE
For the fourth consecutive year, the BAE Robotics Team won the ASABE Robotics Competition at the 2010 Annual International Meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20-23.
- K-State has won all four competitions since the robotics competition began in 2007. The 2010 competition included teams from the University of Florida, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University.
- The team is a combination of BAE and ATM undergraduates, and BAE graduate students.
- The team is an inter-college team, with students from the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design participating.
- The win was a dominant win: K-State used 9.1 seconds to reach 100% accuracy. The University of Florida placed second using 74 seconds to reach 87.5% accuracy. The third place team, Oklahoma State University, reached an accuracy of 62.5% in 69 seconds.
K-State’s competition team members are: Dan Bigham (BSE Master’s student from Meriden), Joe Dvorak (Ph.D. student, Manhattan), Wei Han (Ph.D. student, Canada), Seth Perkins (BAE Master’s student, Wichita), Xu Wang (China), Brent Ware (BAE Senior, Shawnee Mission) and Huiquan Zhang (China). Other team members include: Audrey George (IAR Sophomore, Salina), Ryan Goetsch (IAP Junior, Overland Park), Katie Hildebrand (BSE Senior, Stafford), Grant Keller (ATM Senior, St. Francis), Peng Li, (China) and Levi Van Pelt (ATM Sophomore, Manhattan).
Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to BSE Student
Emily Tummons, BSE junior (Leawood, Kansas), has been named as a recipient of the 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Emily is among 278 students who will receive scholarships annually for her final one or two years of undergraduate study. The scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from 1,111 applicants. This information has been supplied from the Goldwater Scholarship Program. Emily is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Golden Key International Honor Society. She is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and a participant in the Sorority’s intramurals. Emily has received the Medallion Scholarship, Beckman Memorial Scholarship, the Regan Scholarship and College of Engineering scholarships through the Kansas State University Foundation. Emily graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy in 2007 and is the daughter of Philip and Louann Tummons. (Information from K-State Media Relations)
"We Bring Solutions to Life"
Want to make life better for people and the environment? Like solving real world problems?
The BAE Department at K-State has two undergraduate degree programs (majors) that might be right for you:
- BSE: Biological Systems Engineering (College of Engineering)
- ATM: Agricultural Technology Management (College of Agriculture)
Careers. Both degrees open up a wide range of career opportunities. Both have excellent starting salaries and job placement rates. Many BSE and ATM graduates go on to further their education in law, business, medicine, veterinary, or graduate school.
Experience. Many ATM and BSE students gain experience by working with faculty on research projects in the field or in the lab part time while they are students, and by participating in student design or research competitions.
Education. Both have high levels of student-to-faculty and student-to-student interactions. With both degrees, you can apply your knowledge of biological, physical, engineering and technical sciences to solve problems for the world’s largest industry — agriculture and the food system.
Learn more. Click on each major to learn more.