October 24, 2007

Two senior design teams from the Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Department were chosen to compete in the final round of the G.B. Gunlogson Environmental Student Design Competition (open format) based on their outstanding designs and technical reports. The teams developed these designs in the following courses taught by Marybeth Lima: BE 4290: Senior Design and Professionalism and BE 4292: Senior Design and Professionalism Laboratory, and traveled to the 100th annual meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in Minneapolis, MN, for an oral competition. Funding for their travel was generously provided by the BAE Department, the College of Agriculture, the College of Engineering, and Academic Affairs. LSU's teams placed second and third in this national student design competition as follows:

  • Second place: The Design of Structures to Handle Flooding and Surge Flow. Team members: Jacob Haffner, Ammar Qureshi and Angelique Watson. Advisers: Dr. Dan Thomas, Dr. Lynn Hannaman and Ms. Pat Skinner.
  • Third place: Automated Dual Biosensor for the Detection of Coliforms in Water. Team members: Susan Losby, Steven McLawchlin, Katherine Meche and Jason Palmer. Advisers: Dr. Chandra Theegala and Dr. Todd Monroe.

Each team received a cash award and framed certificate for their achievement. BAE congratulates the students and their advisors, and acknowledge the College of Engineering Communication Across the Curriculum staff for their efforts in helping students to develop oral, written, technical and graphical communication skills.

Article by Marybeth Lima, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, (225) 578-1061, mlima@bae.lsu.edu

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