The K-State Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is unique. Our mission, to advance the knowledge and application of engineering and technology to living systems, agriculture and the environment, guides us as we serve our students, our communities and the world.
Our department is small enough to care, and our people are big enough to make a difference.
We hope you will explore our website to learn more about us, our programs and how we bring solutions to life.
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Top News and Stories
- K-State engineering student recognized as Goldwater scholar
Avanelle Stoltz, sophomore in biological systems engineering, was one of two K-State students to receive the prestigious recognition in 2022 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
- Department head position open
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Sharda to receive $6 million NSF grant to develop spray-on bioplastics for use in farming
The National Science Foundation has announced that Vaishali Sharda, assistant professor in the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, will receive a nearly $6 million grant to develop spray-on bioplastics that protect soil and control weeds in an environmentally friendly way.