Welcome to the Department of Industrial Technology!

  • The Bee Sweet Citrus packing line is the first on a college campus and teaches students how to manage modern automated produce handling systems.
  • Dr. Balaji Seth oversees the ag systems management option that integrates GPS, remote sensing, robotics & info system technology.
  • The robotics club is the department's newest student organization and competes in national ATMAE, ASABE & agBOT competitions.
  • Faculty member Don Austin has extensive experience educating students about all types of precision manufacturing equipment.
  • Student enrollment has doubled in the past 10 years with the department's emphasis on automation, computers, mechanical systems, and management careers.
  • Dr. Nitagour Mahalik offers students expertise in distributed control systems, processing and packaging, electronics, and signal processing.
  • Students present their research and network with regional industry members at the annual ASABE / World Ag Expo conference.


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