Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State University offers undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Systems Management and Biological Engineering, and graduate degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

ABE News

Study clarifies beef's resource use, emissions
March 21, 2019
This article summarizes the findings of a study led by Alan Rotz, adjunct professor of agricultural and biological engineering, who is a scientist with the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit.
Terri Ruch receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award
March 15, 2019
Terri Ruch, a Penn State agricultural engineering alumna, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.
Position Announcement - Bioproducts Systems Analysis Assistant Professor The Pennsylvania State University
February 28, 2019
This is a 36-week, tenure track teaching and research appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences.
Second annual Ag Safety Expo at Penn State set for Feb. 22
February 7, 2019
The leading causes of deaths in this industry, such as machinery- and animal-related accidents, are largely preventable with proper instruction, noted Michael Pate, Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Manure injection offers hope, challenge for restoring Chesapeake water quality
February 6, 2019
In a four-year study, shallow-disk injection of manure was found to result in less phosphorus loss in runoff from farm fields compared to broadcasting or spreading manure. The research findings have implications for Chesapeake Bay water quality.