Department News

Erik Joerres is the Department's new student and program support specialist. 

Jason Hill and Chuck Clanton are voted by our undergraduate students as the department's professors of the year. 

Jason Hill and Timothy Smith, faculty members within our department, recently published a study which establishes that environmental damage caused by corn production results in 4,300 premature deaths annually in the United States, representing a monetized cost of $39 billion.

African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said. This study was co-authored by Jason Hill who is a Department of BBE Associate Professor and who helps oversee the Sustainable System Management Major within the department.

Algae has the potential to become a sustainable raw material, but will be impractical until researchers can find a way to cut costs, according to a recent University of Minnesota analysis.