Query: Does "Biological Engineering" refer primarily to agriculture?

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Sat Nov 23 21:10:38 UTC 2002

    Would anyone know if "Biological Engineering" (vs.
"Bio-Engineering") in the title of a university department implies an
agricultural program? Is the term perhaps ambiguous? If a Chemical
Engineering Department wishes to add a possibly wide-ranging program
in bio-engineering (certainly not limited to agriculture), would
"Biological Engineering" be an inappropriate name?

     I wasn't even aware of any possible controversy on this score;
but I'm now on a university committee which has to rule on the
subject, and I'd be grateful for any clarification.

Gerald Cohen

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