Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

ABE Departmental Seminars

ABE I4 Seminar Series

Interactive, Intriguing, Inspiring, and Interesting

The Department presents weekly seminars during the academic year. The seminars are intended to be Interactive, Intriguing, Inspiring, and Interesting (I4). A variety of topics are presented by speakers from the Department, the Colleges of Engineering and ACES, other units across campus, and experts invited from across the nation and the world. Topics include not only technical subjects, but also current economic and social issues that are of interest to Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

The seminars are held on Friday’s during the lunch hour in Room 204 Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building (AESB). Pizza is served at 11:45 am with the program beginning at noon.

The I4 Seminar schedule for the Spring 2015 semester is……

1/23/2015 Yuanhui Zhang Professor, ABE, UIUC "Responsible Conduct and Graduate Responsibilities"
1/30/2015 Bruce Litchfield Professor and Assistant Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC "The global cooking problem: storing solar thermal energy"
2/06/2015 Dale Stierwalt   "Farming issues"
2/13/2015 Rohit Bhargava Professor, Bioengineering, UIUC "From novel chemical imaging to a new education model"
2/20/2015 Ann Witmer Engineering Administration, UIUC "Navigating the challenges of engineering for international service"
2/27/2015 Lulu Rodriguez Associate Professor, Agricultural Communications, UIUC "Public perceptions and attitudes toward wind energy: Implications for communication efforts"
3/06/2015 TBD TBD TBD
3/13/2015 NO SEMINAR, ExplorACES
3/20/2015 Maria Chu Assistant Professor, ABE, UIUC Research Program
3/27/2015 NO SEMINAR, Spring Break
4/03/2015 Kishore Rajagopalan   "The Billion Gallon Water Challenge"
4/10/2015 Bob Aherin Professor, ABE, UIUC "Safety and Health Programs"
4/17/2015 Irfan Ahmad Executive Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology "Building multidisciplinary partnerships in a resource constrained environment"
4/24/2015 Jennifer Bernhard Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC "Sensing and Tracking Challenges: Where Can You, or Should You, Put An Antenna?"
5/01/2015 Kari Wozniak Visiting Project Coordinator, UIUC "Developing a Coursera Course"