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Capstone Success Story in ASABE Mag

An outside-the-box senior capstone project, helping villages in the developing country of Somalia with water sharing. 
Dania Baloow Borehole

BBE Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

PhD student Jesus Castano Colciencias joins the Schilling Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Lab. 

Major Sneak Peeks - Fall 2016

Wondering how you can help our communities be more sustainable in science, technology and business practices? Then our BBE & SSM majors may be for you! Click to RSVP

Getting rid of the green on Fleming Lake

Subtraction-by-addition approach puts green plants on lake to rid it of algae.

Prof. Jacobson Retires After Nearly 42 Years

Professor and Extension Engineer Larry Jacobson retired in June after nearly 42 years of teaching, research, and outreach.

Sustainability Book Release

BBE Teaching Specialist Leo Raudys authors new book, "The Cheap Guide to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility" now available. 

Systems-Level Thinking for Cities

Read the latest from BBE Professor Anu Ramaswami and team, published on Besides advances in technology and big data, a higher order systems-level thinking is necessary to enable infrastructure transition in Indian cities. 

Lori Krider to receive UMN's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

More on BBE's graduate student and her recent high achievement fellowship award from the Univeristy of Minnesota.

2016 Honors and Awards

Announcing faculty, staff and student award recipeints for the 2015-2016 academic year. View complete list here

BBE Info Sessions • Summer 2016

Curious about BBE and SSM degrees offered by our department? Attend an upcoming drop in information session! 

Seminar: "Phosphorus & Nitrogen Biogeochemistry: An Ecohydrologist’s Perspective"

The BBE Seminar Series hosts Dr. Todd Walter (Cornell University) on Tuesday, April 26 in the Cargill Building, room 105 at 3pm.

Recorded Seminar: "Why My Boss Pays for My Toys: Hacking Consumer Electronics for Environmental Sensing"

View the recorded seminar of Dr. Ir. Rolf Hut from Thursday, March 31.

NPR + UMN Grand Challenges

BBE Professor Jason Hill weighs in on UMN's bringing professors together from different disciplines to teach about large-scale challenges facing the planet. 

BBE Professor Digs into Fossil Fuel Problems

MN Daily Feature: Jason Hill exposes the truth about fossil fuel impacts on the environment.

Engineering for the Environment

Read about a BBE scholarship student who's passionate about protecting the planet.

New Course: 3D Printing Biomolecular Models

This 1 credit course will be offered as a hands-on introduction to molecular model construction using 3D printing technologies.

CSE Winter Light Show

Dec. 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12
Don’t miss this on-campus winter tradition! The CSE Winter Light Show is a student-designed 3D outdoor experience featuring more than 200,000 LED lights set to music, some of which is written and recorded by University of Minnesota students. 

Grad School highlights BBSEM Student

Graduate student Gerald Presley cultivates his love of mushrooms and explores their potential as he pursues his doctorate. His research focuses on the metabolism of wood-decay fungi and its unique biochemical repertoire.

BBE Seminar Series: Nov. 10, 3pm

Dr. William Crumpton of Iowa State University will present his seminar titled, "Water quality performance of wetlands receiving nonpoint source nitrogen loads and potential of targeted wetland restoration to reduce nitrogen loads in Iowa."

BBE Hiring a Student Services Professional 2

This position supports the University of Minnesota's Department of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering in recruitment, student relations, and alumni and stakeholder relations.  

Schwan's Establishes BBE Graduate Fellowship

BBE is pleased to announce that the Schwan Food Company, a Minnesota-based leader in fine frozen foods, has established a graduate fellowship in food safety in our department.

Visit with BBE at the Minnesota State Fair

Stop by the Eco Experience Building everyday during the Fair or at the Ag/Hort Building on the 28th.

Peter Marchetto Joins BBE Team

BBE is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Marchetto as Assistant Professor for environmental sensing and agricultural robotics.

BBEUMN is on YouTube

The department is excited to introduce a new media service - a BBEUMN YouTube channel.

4 Reasons to Consider Sustainable Systems Management

Sustainable Systems Management (SSM) is a new major for the University of Minnesota

New Major - Sustainable Systems Management

Regents approve a name change and an update to the curriculum

Memorial Service for Bob Erickson

Join us for a memorial service Saturday, June 6th, 3:00-6:00 p.m., in the Cherrywood Room, at the St. Paul Student Center.

UMN Wins Race to Zero Student Design Competition

University of Minnesota's Team OptiMN is the Grand Winner at DOE's 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition!

Biodegradation – It Takes a Village

Find out what professor Jonanthan Schilling and his team are learning from decayed wood!

Now Hiring - Post-Doc in Electrochemical Biosensors

New opening for a Post-Doctoral Associate in our Biosensors and Bionanotechnology Laboratory.

BBE Hiring an Assistant Professor

This is a tenure-track position in the area of robotics, sensors and manufacturing in environmental management and sustainable agriculture.  

Systems Approach to Addressing Sustainability: Breaking New Ground

What is clear is that sustainable practices require a new way of thinking. To meet this need, BBE faculty are working with faculty across the University on a variety of issues.

Closed for New Years

BBE and the University of Minnesota will be closed January 1 and 2.

Air Quality Impacts of Biofuels and Other Transportation Options

Researchers looked not only at the end result at the tailpipes but also took into account the full cycle of energy production. 

BBE Launches Redesigned Website

Welcome to the newly redesigned BBE website!

Prospective Students on Campus

A recruitment event for prospective undergraduates highlighted BBE programs, research and students.

BBE's Annual Event Was A Successful Celebration

The 2014 BBE Annual Showcase featured the annual Advisory Council meetings, a recognition luncheon for scholarship recipients and donors, a research poster session, and networking reception. 

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