Speaker to Discuss 'Sustainability and Engineering in the Food Industry' Wednesday

Terry Howell Jr.
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Terry Howell Jr.

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will host a discussion on the role biological and agricultural engineers play in feeding the world this Wednesday, March 7.

The session will feature Terry Howell Jr., a senior manager of product development for McKee Foods. The seminar will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in White Engineering Hall Room 219.

The topic of Howell's presentation will be "Sustainability and Engineering in the Food Industry." Howell has a food engineering background and will provide an insight on the role and scope for biological and agricultural engineers in the food industry to make it more sustainable. He plans to include topics such as:

  • What does a process/systems engineer actually do for a food company? 
  • Global Food Security- what role does "big food" play in feeding the world?
  • Product Development Portfolio Management
  • Professionalism: how to make a career

About Howell: Terry Howell is the senior manager of product development at McKee Foods, makers of Little Debbie snacks, Sunbelt Bakery granola, and Drake's Cakes, among other brands. In his role, he supervises a team of food scientists that develops new products across all McKee Foods' brands. He also manages the product development portfolio and provides strategic guidance to the development process for the company. He has a food engineering background, with degrees from Texas A&M University (B.S. and M.S.) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.). He is a past-president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Contacts

Anthony Taylor, administrative specialist III
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
479-575-2352, aft001@uark.edu

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu

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