Creating the Future...Challenging the Impossible
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What is it?
As we continue to discover ways to make life better, it’s important to understand the side effects our discoveries may have on the bigger picture. Our environment is changing, both naturally and artificially — and we often find the solution to one problem may cause another elsewhere. Biosystems engineering is a field dedicated to studying the footprints our bright ideas may leave on the earth and determining the best courses of action to prevent permanent harm. From miracle pharmaceuticals to alternative energy and ecological balance, biosystems engineers are leading the way to a better life for all.
What will I study?
As a student of biosystems engineering, you’ll learn the fundamentals of engineering science, including three core areas of engineering design - process, structure and mechanics. In addition, you’ll study the biological sciences so you may apply your engineering skills to a wide array of biological applications. Courses include hands-on, team-based experiential learning activities to prepare you to solve some of mankind’s most pressing dilemmas including fossil fuel dependence, sustainable community development and the complex interaction between the biological system and engineering design.
Comprehensive Agricultural Program
An agricultural education program is made up of three integrated parts: Classroom instruction, FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
The National FFA Orgainazation
The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in wh?ich all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future.
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)
Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories:
Own and operate an agricultural business (e.g. a lawn care service, a pay-to-fish operation, holiday poinsettia production and sales.)
Get a job or internship on a farm or ranch, at an agriculture-based business, or in a school or factory laboratory.
Research and Experimentation
Plan and conduct a scientific experiment. (e.g. Determine whether the phases of the moon affect plant growth, or test and determine the efficacy of different welding methods.)
Explore careers in agriculture by attending an agriculture career fair, or creating a report or documentary on the work of a veterinarian.
SH YF Scholarship (pdf file - 134 KB)
Young Farmer Scholarship
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