Speaker to Discuss 'Sustainability and Engineering in the Food Industry' Wednesday
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.
The Office of Sustainability is coordinating a week-long series of events to celebrate Earth Week.
Capstone projects conducted by U of A students enrolled in the sustainability minor will be showcased from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Paul Young Jr. Gallery of Vol Walker Hall.
The center's staff identified key faculty influencers who encourage students to take advantage of professional development opportunities to connect with employers or to learn career information.
McKenzie Meehan, a junior majoring in supply chain management in Walton College, is one of five students nationally awarded an Excellence in Education Scholarship.
Headliners Concert Committee presents the 2019 Springtime of Youth Music Festival Saturday, April 27, at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 2537 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville.