Developing sustainable solutions & technologies through research & education

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Jason Hill smiles for a photo on the stairs in the BAE building on the St. Paul campus.
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Students work with pipettes in Professor Brett Barney's lab.
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Explore Undergrad Majors

For students with a passion for science, bio-based technology, environment and sustainability, and the advancement of the business related to them.

BBE & SSM 

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Pursue Graduate Study

Our graduate degree program explores renewable bio-resources utilization with focus on environmental sustainability and global advancement of business.

M.S. & Ph.D.

Discover BBE Research

With expertise and a proven record in innovation & collaboration, we develop solutions for a bio-based economy, ecological health, and sustainability.

Research

Upcoming Events

  • Join us for a Department Open House!

    Saturday, April 13th, 12:00-2:00pm

    Join us for an open house to learn more about our two majors, BBE and SSM. Meet with students, faculty and industry professionals!

  • BBE and SSM Capstone Presentations

    April 24, 3 PM - 5 PM

    Join us in support of BBE and SSM seniors as they present their capstone projects!

  • BBE Scholarship Gala

    April 26, 2024 5:30 - 9:00 PM

    Join us for our annual gala in support of raising funds for BBE Departmental Scholarships!

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