The invisible work that prevents natural disasters - stormwater management

August 28, 2023

Like public health, stormwater management is a practice that's invisible – until it fails. We all rely on a network of stormwater management experts that is below the surface. 

Alumni Spotlight - Madison King

August 25, 2023

Maddi King is a Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering alumna currently working as a Data Science Analyst for Pivot Bio. Get to know our alumna!

Summer BioBriEf department head message

August 17, 2023

Stay up to date on the department's latest news. Read the full department head message from our summer BioBriEf newsletter published on August 17. 

Student Essay: 15 months at the Sappi co-op

August 14, 2023

BBE student Alexander Hilde shares his perspective on the 15 month Sappi co-op experience in Cloquet, Minnesota. 

Dr. Rui Cheng joins BBE as assistant professor

August 3, 2023

Dr. Rui Cheng joins the department in a tenure-track assistant professor position in Robotics, Sensors, and Manufacturing in Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Management. 

Professor John Nieber receives Dave Ford Award

August 3, 2023

This award honors a person for significant long-term achievement or public service in water resource management who exhibits the collaborative leadership style of Dave Ford.

SSM Student Spotlight - Julie Van

August 1, 2023

Julie Van is a Sustainable Systems Management major in the Corporate Sustainable Management specialization. Read about why Julie chose to pursue SSM.

Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program wraps up 21st training season

July 24, 2023

The program provides certification and training to a wide audience on numerous erosion prevention and sediment control topics. 

Professor Ulrike Tschirner receives 2023 Award for Excellence in Academic Unit Service

July 3, 2023

This award recognizes exceptional service that has strengthened the functioning and climate of the recipient's unit.

Professor Kevin Janni and team develop model to assess lactating cow heat stress

June 20, 2023

BBE and U of M researchers developed a highly sophisticated model to assess lactating cow heat stress, a problem that can lead to numerous health complications for cows and financial difficulties for dairy producers due to reduced milk production and pregnancy rates.