A look back: Biological Systems Engineering

This photo collage features the Ag Engineering building (top); E.R. Jones, dept chair from 1918 to 1936 (bottom-left); and a class in the 1960s working on some machinery, including professor Ham Bruhn and Dick Koegel, the student closest to the tractor (bottom-right).

Last week’s Throwback Thursday on the CALS Facebook Page featured the UW-Madison Department of Biological Systems Engineering, which was established in 1904 as the Department of Agricultural Engineering. The department focuses on applying engineering principles to aid in the production and processing of food, fibers and other materials of biological origin.