Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science News

Four UT Researchers Named 2016 AAAS Fellows

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Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. The fellows will be inducted in February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.

Faculty Trailblazers: CASNR Spotlights Ownley, Yoder

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Bonnie Ownley, professor in entomology and plant pathology, and Daniel Yoder, professor in biosystems engineering and soil science, are faculty trailblazers in the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources.

Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching at Honors Banquet

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At last week’s Honor’s Banquet, several faculty members were recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. The recipents were Mark Dekay, an associate professor of architecture; Lois Presser, an associate professor of sociology; Andrew Sherfy, a lecturer in biosystems engineering and soil science; and Brian Stevens, a lecturer in statistics, operations, and management science.

Making an Impact: CASNR Spotlights Grant, Hart

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Get to know two faculty members from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Both impact students through creative thinking and real passion for their field.

UT Teams Win EPA Awards, Tackle Environmental Challenges

Two environmental advances—a new source of lumber for construction and efficient breakdown of plastic mulch—are closer to becoming reality, thanks to the work of two student-professor teams from UT. The projects are being funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants.

UT to graduate first students of Construction Science program

WATE-TV’s Erica Estep interviewed new UT alumni Justin Kramer and Aaron Ross, the first to graduate in UT’s construction science program. The concentration curriculum has given the students a multidisciplinary background with courses within the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, and Business Administration.

UT Graduates First Student with Unique Construction Science Concentration

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This spring, Justin Kramer will be the first UT student to graduate from the university’s new Construction Science Program. The program launched in 2010 in the Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science and seeks to prepare students for the management side of the construction industry.