The Top Seven Reasons:1) Student-to-Professor Ratio
2) Our Award-Winning Tradition!
3) Substantial Pool of Scholarship Money
4) Knowledgeable, Approachable Professors
5) Opportunities in a Global Economy
6) Experience Exciting Projects (and Earn Money!) as an Undergrad
7) Work With Cutting-Edge Technology & Equipment faculty for academic counseling, assistance with coursework, or friendly conversation! Graduating students consistently rank our outstanding, caring faculty as one of the strengths of our department.
Every student entering the program is assigned a faculty advisor. The advisor assists the student in the selection of both required and elective classes and helps design a program geared to the student's needs and career objectives. The student-advisor relationship provides an avenue for the student to become familiar with faculty and departmental activities, and to discover opportunities for internships and permanent employment. ASABE 1/4-Scale Tractor Design Competition. All told, since 1996, our Senior engineering design teams have placed first once, second twice, and third twice in national competitions. Some of the award-winning presentations are available online.
Awards in our department are not limited to the senior design teams. UT's Biosystems Engineering student brought home 1st place in the ASAE Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI) Trophies Competition in 1999. This award recognized UT as having the top student branch (with less than 33 members) in the country! We also received two first place awards in UT's 2008 Engineer's Day competition. Come join our championship team in Biosystems Engineering! Scholarship info page for more information about applying. Biosystems Engineering faculty are directly involved in teaching, research, and public service. Several have extensive experience in industry, and all are actively interested and involved in student development. Faculty members specialize in one or more of the following areas: irrigation, erosion control, bioprocessing, electronic data acquisition and controls, structures, food engineering, waste management, machine design, biosensors, chemical application equipment, and sensor design & development. Several of our faculty members have gained national recognition for their work and serve on national committees for standards development.
The student-faculty relationship is very strong in UT's Biosystems Engineering program. Professors assist the students in countless ways, sometimes working late into the night alongside the students to complete some project or prepare for a design competition. The success that our students have enjoyed during the past five years (see Reason #2) is a testament to both the quality of our students AND the quality of our faculty, since it is these faculty members who have educated and advised the award-winning, student teams. Join UT's Biosystems Engineering Team! archived here. our facilities, totaling over 50 computers.
Students in the Water Quality and Environmental Bioprocessing labs utilize gas and ion chromatography and other advanced laboratory equipment and practices. In BsE 451 - Electronic Systems, students are introduced to a variety of analog and digital chips, microprocessors, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers, and a Universal Testing Machine. In recent years students have developed control programs for the PIC microprocessor to complete their final projects in BsE 451. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with additional cutting-edge equipment. Students studying under Dr. Robert Freeland are utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electro-Magnetic Imaging (EMI) with GPS to identify and map soils non-intrusively. Students working in Instrumentation and Sensors with Dr. John Wilkerson are developing real-time sensors for a variety of applications. These are just a few of the exciting opportunities available in Biosystems Engineering. Come explore these cutting-edge technologies with us!
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