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Upcoming Events

December 2019

Ice Cream Social

Join the Biological Enineering department for a ice cream social.
Details: Wednesday 11th, 4:00 PM in the BE common room

January 2020

PAG Confrence

Join us at the PAG confrence in San Diego from January 11-15. There will be workshops and presenters from Universitys and Companys working with Plant and Animal Genomes, Our very own Dr. Keith Roper will be Speaking (Details Below)


Location: Pacific Salon 6-7 (2nd Floor)

Date: Saturday, Jan 11, 1:30 PM

Duration: 2 Hours 10 Minutes


Pankaj Jaiswal
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Kusum Naithani
University of Arkansas

D. Keith Roper
Utah State University


A rising global demand for food and feedstock amidst increasing drought, extreme temperatures and pest damage is straining precious land, water and energy resource. The workshop will be organized with a mix of keynote and invited talks and a moderated open discussion forum. The PAG conference attendees will be able to partake in identifying and discussing (i) current challenges in phenotyping from farm to genomes to ecology; (ii) opportunities for novel devices to capture phenotypes and environmental data; (iii) advanced high throughput phenotyping systems, data analytics and modeling to mitigate and predict effects of abiotic and biotic stress responses and (iv) training a new generation of innovative students and scientists to design, build, test and implement tools for data-driven sustainable agriculture. We expect the workshop to be attended by graduate students, postdocs and researchers and faculty from academia and industry to participate in large numbers. The discussion will also add a new dimension on development of innovative ideas for training and skill development and instrumentation.

Recent Events and Highlights

November 2019

November 9, IBEC, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Intermountain Biological Engineering Confrence

A day of workshops, presentations, competitions, a catered lunch, industry mentorship, and more! The event will take place at Utah State University and will provide opportunities for students, professors, and industry professionals to be involved.

Congradulations to our poster winners:
1st: Tess Burrows USU
2nd: Andrew Kjar USU
3rd: Matt Armbust USU
4th: Tie between Jake Accordino and Mitch Heap of USU and Jordan Cress and Jonathan Skidmore of BYU

Intermountain Biological Engineering Confrence

October 2019

Halloween Social

The social was for current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students and their families. There was a chili cook off and costume contest, winners are posted below.

Chili cook off winners

  • Anna Costner
  • Kade Derrick
  • AJ Walters

Costume contest winners

  • Laurel Hendrickson
  • Brittany Wilcox

Congradulations to the winners, and thank you to all those who attended and remember to check back for future events!

Halloween Social Poster