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Karen Mancl, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Karen Mancl, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, was recently accepted to work with the China Environment Forum (CEF) at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the U.S.

Dr. Sami Khanal, Assistant Professor

Dr. Sami Khanal is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sensing for Sustainability Indicators in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. She specializes in the application of remote sensing technologies, geographic information system (GIS), big data analytics and ecosystem modeling in support of landscape scale research on agricultural and forest health, assessment of climate change impact on biomass production and water quality, assessment of crop nutrient stress and occurrence, and food security.

Dr. Ryan J. Winston, Assistant Professor

Ryan J. Winston is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University.  Winston focuses on the sustainable management of water in urban, suburban, and rural areas. 

Celene's interest in brewing led her to specialize in Food Engineering

After moving from state to state, Celene ended up completing her bachelor's degree in Food Engineering from Ohio State and has stayed on in pursuit of her graduate degree. With a passion for fermented/alcoholic brewing, she has found the program to be the perfect place for her unorthodox ideas and life experiences. 

A new study in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed will look closely at farm fields with elevated phosphorus. The aim: improve Lake Erie’s water quality while maintaining yields of crops. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Some farm fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. That’s the premise of a new five-year, $5 million study that hopes to learn about those fields and lower that risk by creating new public-private partnerships.

Apostel Named 2019 Knauss Fellowship Finalist

Anna Apostel, PhD candidate in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE), has been named one of five Ohio finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Finalists participate in a year-long program that places highly qualified graduate students in host offices in the legislative and executive branches of U.S. government.

Team members (L-R; John Trainor, Andrew Schmidt, John Hagan, Donovan Kitchen, Daniel Groudle, and Lexi Brotherton) pose after placing 2nd

Students from Ohio State’s Construction Systems Management (CSM) program competed in the Associated Schools of Construction Heavy/Civil Competition. The team, comprised of John Hagan, Andrew Schmidt, John Trainor, Lexi Brotherton, Daniel Groudle, and Donovan Kitchen, took home 2nd place.

Meet Justin Haerr: Future Ohio Farmer

With the ball gripped tightly in his hand, he was centered atop the pitcher’s mound. The crowd was booming, and the lighting of the field seemed like it was only shining on him. This was the last inning.

Meet Manny Barnes

While he is not performing his role in the Army National Guard as a team leader, he is focusing his time on his education and other civilian duties. 

Manny grew up in Canal Winchester, where he was a part of his high school’s football and wrestling teams. Upon graduating, however, he decided to step away from sports to further his academics. Manny simultaneously enlisted in the military and began his college career at University of Toledo in 2014. 

Ohio State Agricultural Safety and Health Brings VR to FSR

LONDON, Ohio – Agricultural safety professionals with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) will use virtual reality to educate and prepare farmers to be safe on the farm, during a demonstration and exhibit offered at the annual Farm Sc

Script Ohio demonstrates GPS-guided “smart planting” using multiple soybean hybrids

LONDON, Ohio — On their way to the 56thannual Farm Science Review, Sept. 18-20, over 130,000 visitors will pass thousands of acres of soybean fields. But one field in particular is sporting more Buckeye pride than any other.

The Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization will take place on Monday, September 10th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus

The Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization will take place on Monday, September 10th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a pre-workshop networking event with a farm tour and barbeque on Sunday, September 9th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The intelligent sprayer testing and design team

It’s not often that a grower comes across a piece of new equipment that can give a full return on investment in one year and can reduce their farm’s impact on the environment. But a device developed by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is promising just that. Their “intelligent sprayer” is the first automatic spraying system of its kind in the world. “Using conventional sprayers, growers simply turn on the sprayer at one end of the row of trees and stop spraying at the other end,” said Erdal Ozkan, professor of agricultural engineering in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE).

FABE works with The Ohio State University Global Water Institute to provide crucial access to water

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering in partnership with The Ohio State University Global Water Institute launch project to improve access for more than 70,000 rural Tanzanians. 

Dr. Juliana Vasco-Correa at work in the lab

Dr. Juliana Vasco-Correa, post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, was recently named a 2018 recipient of a Faculty for the Future fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. 

Members of the Intelligent Sprayer Development and Testing Team Receive their award from Dean Cathann A. Kress

V.M. Balasubramaniam and Intelligent Sprayer Development and Testing Team members Erdal Ozkan and Heping Zhu from the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering were all recently recognized at the 2018 CFAES Annual Research Conference with Innovator of the Year Awards. 

Dr. Ajay Shah receiving his award at the 21st annual College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Awards

Dr. Ajay Shah, Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering was recognized at the recent 2018 College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Awards with a Lumley Research Award.

Members of the Global Sustainable Village planning team (left to right, Patrick Sanders, Kristen Conroy, Dr. Howard Greene, and Dr. Scott Shearer)

Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, was named one of six recipients of a 2018Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) grant. 

The BETHA Endowment annual grant competition helps fund projects at the complex intersection between science, technology, society, and cultural issues.

A group of AWARES graduates with their mentors

Over the course of the past academic year, 17 future engineers and scientists have discussed how to combat a troubling trend in STEM fields: low advancement and retention of women in the workplace. It’s a problem plaguing male-dominated fields that the Aspiration for Women’s Advancement and Retention in Engineering and Science (AWARES) program hopes to change.

Ware (second from leftP) with some of his award nominators

W. Mac Ware, instructor and internship coordinator for the Construction Systems Management Program in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University has been selected as the 64th recipient of the BX Cornerstone Award.

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