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Biological Engineering

As part of their senior capstone project in biological engineering, students designed a device that assists apple pickers. The device mounts on a vehicle that can travel between the trees in an orchard.
July 25, 2017

For their senior capstone projects, biological engineering students at Penn State designed possible solutions to real problems in agriculture and the environment.

Biological engineering senior Lauren Oeste has accepted a full-time position at Mondelez, following an insightful internship in summer 2016.
December 12, 2016

Biological engineering senior Lauren Oeste accepted a full-time position at Mondelez after completing a manufacturing internship with the company during summer 2016.

Biological engineering senior Tyrel Kling has drawn from experiences growing up on his family farm, to make the most of his Penn State education.
November 14, 2016

Biological engineering senior Tyrel Kling draws from experiences on his family farm to make the most of his Penn State education, which he plans to put to good use in the agricultural machine industry.

Brett Abele, left, worked closest with the carpenters, as he personally taught them how to build the greenhouses.
May 11, 2016

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Brett Abele often thought about that quote from Margaret Mead during his time in Africa.

September 30, 2014

After visiting Europe, Central America and Africa, senior Kelsey Czyzyk has no plans to stop traveling.

Last summer, senior Kurt Smithgall interned at the Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research Laboratory in Otto, N.C.
March 20, 2014

As an avid whitewater kayaker who recently qualified for the 2014 U.S. Wildwater Canoe and Kayak Team, it's no surprise that Kurt Smithgall found an internship involving rivers and water

Andrew Neal, a Schreyer Honors College alumnus, currently works as an air quality engineer for Trinity Consultants, a national air permitting and compliance consulting firm in Wexford, Pa.
September 17, 2013

Ever since Andrew Neal was a boy, the environment played a significant role in his life. Under the guidance of his father and the Boy Scouts of America, his appreciation for the outdoors grew into a passion, and it is what motivates him today in his natural-resource engineering career.

May 18, 2012

Even though he often missed a few hours of volleyball practice a week due to academic class requirements -- an unusual exception not granted to most players -- Penn State outside hitter Joe Sunder was on top of his game both on and off the court. ...