Biological engineering integrates life sciences with engineering in the advancement and application of fundamental concepts of biological systems from molecular to ecosystem levels.
Questions about this concentration can be directed to:Dr. Luis Rodriguez
Spending time during class solving problems was one of the most influential experiences Gina Vinsand, an agricultural and biological engineering graduate, had in the College of ACES.
“Solving problems in class taught me to evaluate a problem from all sides and always look for the simplest solution,” Gina says. “It can be easy to address a problem with the same technique that’s always been used, but the big rewards come from finding the most efficient solution. In terms of process improvement, the ability to analyze many options has given me confidence that my final recommendations are correct.”
In Gina’s work as an enterprise product delivery process coordinator for John Deere Des Moines Works and John Deere Seeding Group, seeing the bigger picture is valuable.
“The skill that helps me the most in my job is seeing the big picture, understanding where every process and tool fits, and determining what each job is supposed to be doing,” Gina says. “Once I figure that out, I can determine if the process or tool needs to be modified, if we need to change the behavior of those using the process or tool, or if the status quo is running well.”