The Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering was founded on January 10, 2002 by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with the approval of the dean of the Dale Bumpers College Of Agricultural, Food And Life Sciences and the dean of the College of Engineering at the University Of Arkansas.
The charter members are eminent graduates of the biological and agricultural engineering program of the University Of Arkansas (with one exception), having graduated at least ten years prior to selection of membership.
On the day of founding, the department delegated the charter membership the privledges and responsibilities of perpetuating the academy, including consideration, revision and approval of these by-laws.
The Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, in appreciation of the honor bestowed individually and collectively, will be perpetuated with the following objectives:
- To strengthen the dedication of students to biological and agricultural engineering through personal and professional example.
- To recognize annually those graduates of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering who bring honor to biological and agricultural engineering as practitioners and as citizens.
- To provide advisory guidance and counsel at the call of the department head, faculty, or students.
- To encourage personal, corporate, foundation, and government gifts and grants of money, equipment and facilities to the board of trustees of the University of Arkansas for the benefit of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Arkansas.