Senior Design Program Focuses on Real-World Engineering
For more than 50 years, the concept of "learn by doing" has driven the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) senior design program – and has produced results that have benefited industry, local government and communities across the state. “Our students come in and they learn a lot of technology, and that’s good,” says Mike Boyette, Philip Morris Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, who has led the program since 2001. “But they also need to know how to apply it. That’s critical."