Engineering and Agriculture have been taught at UK since the university opened over 150 years ago. Building on that tradition, the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering features internationally recognized faculty members conducting research at the leading edge of technology. The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering educates engineers who ensure that the world has clean water systems, adequate food production, and sustainable energy sources. Undergraduate and graduate students who want to work in well-equipped laboratories, publish results in technical journals and present at international meetings will discover unique opportunities for solving problems within the globally critical food-energy-water nexus. Graduates have the opportunity to establish dynamic careers in industry and government. Students have been hired by many organizations, such as USDA, Alltech, Chiquita, Nestle, Kuerig, Yum! Foods, Duke Energy, UPS, Trane, Cummins, John Deere, Honeywell, Altec, LinkBelt and Big Ass Solutions.