Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Biosystems Engineering Major Receives First Future Leaders Scholarship

In CALS, students learn to create solutions to keep the world and all its inhabitants healthy and resilient. The Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation recently recognized one of our Biosystems Engineering students, Jesus Mulgado, for his passion to make a difference through Water Resource Engineering by awarding Jesus the foundation’s first Future Leaders Scholarship. Meet Jesus and learn more about his academic and professional goals below.

Where are you originally from?

I am from Avondale, AZ. It's a small town west of Phoenix.

Biosystems Engineering

The Department of Biosystems Engineering develops innovative systems to sustainably feed a population expected to grow to nine billion people by 2050. Students, faculty, and community partners explore techniques to optimize growth conditions in a controlled environment, find alternative fuel and feed sources, and irrigate crops while minimizing waste.

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View the CALS Lunar Greenhouse Environment Live at the South Pole on September 6

The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducts programs with long traditions in assuring that the region—and indeed the world—has food and fiber of both quantity and quality. Perhaps lesser known are the College's research and development efforts in designing and evaluating bioregenerative systems that can support life in extreme environments on earth, the moon and Mars.

UA Shares Agricultural Technology With World

The University of Arizona again served as Official Knowledge Partner to the 2015 Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this spring. With 102 countries represented at the Forum - launched just a year ago - the GFIA has become one of the world's most influential global platforms for scientists, entrepreneurs and policymakers to present and explore innovations toward sustainable agriculture and food security.

UA Partners with Saudi Arabia to Create Sustainable Farming Systems

Food, clean water and energy – our planet is challenged to meet these basic needs, especially in the harshest environments.

To help solve these global problems, faculty members from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are teaming up with partners at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, or KAUST, on the Red Sea Coast, north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

UA Hosts Borlaug Fellows from Tunisia and Morocco

Four scientists from Tunisia and Morocco recently completed a month-long training program in the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows. As a result, two new memoranda of agreement are now in review by officials in their home countries: between the UA and Tunisia's National Institute of Field Crops and National Institute of Agronomy; and between the UA and Morocco's National Institute of Agronomic Research.   


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