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MSU biological engineer elected to national office
MISSISSIPPI STATE - The head of Mississippi State University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is serving as an officer in a national organization of his peers.
Jerry Gilbert was elected secretary and chair-elect of Committee P-210 of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers during the organization's recent annual meeting. Committee P-210 is comprised of biological engineering department heads from schools across the nation. Following his tenure as secretary and chair-elect, Gilbert will serve as the group's chair for 2004-05.
Mississippi State was the first university in the nation to offer a program in biological engineering, with the first students entering the program in 1968.
Gilbert has served as head of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering since 1995. He received his bachelor's in biological engineering at MSU and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke University.