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BBE Student, Kelly Martichuski, Earns Scholarship to Attend the National Biodiesel Conference

Many of the students, who came from a wide range of disciplines, noted the impact the event had on them. Kelly Martichuski, studying Bioproduct and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota, said attending strengthened her beliefs behind biodiesel and other biofuels.

Letting Nature Do Its Work

Merino Franco, a senior in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE), earned an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant that allowed her to work with BBE research professor Joe Magner on a novel project aimed at improving water quality in Minnesota ponds and lakes. From May to November, she managed several specially designed “floating wetland” islands at two different sites.

Innovating plant phenotyping using hyperspectral imaging integrated with machine learning

Machine learning is reshaping the way we live. For researcher and doctoral student Ali Moghimi, machine learning is an opportunity to innovate plant phenotyping methods.