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BBE student pursues career in natural resources engineering

May 11, 2022

BBE senior and future water resources engineer Katherine Tomaska reflects on her experiences at the University as she prepares to graduate.


New BBE study could help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

April 29, 2022

BBE researchers significantly improved the performance of numerical predictions for agricultural nitrous oxide emissions. The first-of-its-kind knowledge-guided machine learning model is 1,000 times faster than current systems and could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.


Industry Leaders Panel on Sustainability

April 22, 2022

Faculty from our SSM program hosted a webinar event featuring sustainability initiatives of companies like GEVO, The Energy Conservatory, 3M and Marvin Windows and Doors. Watch the recorded webinar to learn more.


BBE researcher studies the effects of climate change on winter crops

April 14, 2022

In a new study published in Nature Climate Change, Zhenong Jin, Ph.D., an assistant professor in BBE, led an international team in researching the implications that could be associated with warmer winters and declining snowpack.


BBE Researcher using technology to identify crop types early in season

April 4, 2022

BBE Professor Zhenong Jin has developed a new technology approach that will allow key stakeholders to identify important crop types earlier in the season than ever before.


BBE undergraduates recognized at CSE DEI Leadership Showcase

April 4, 2022

BBE undergraduates Alli Graper and Sarah Kinney have been been recognized as award finalists at the College of Science and Engineering's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Showcase.


UMN Plant Protein Innovation Center encourages student participation in research

March 28, 2022

Two BBE undergraduate students received positions to assist with ongoing research projects related to plant protein and sustainability.


BBE Researchers help cities reduce stormwater pollution in a changing climate

March 9, 2022

BBE professor Larry Baker led a project with a goal to quantify the removal of nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen by street sweeping and determine whether enhanced street sweeping could reduce urban runoff pollution at its source.


BBE DEI hosts Indigenous Perspectives Webinar

February 28, 2022

BBE's DEI committee held their first Diversity Equity and Inclusion Seminar with the Society for Ecological Restoration. Watch the recorded webinar that features guest speakers who provide an indigenous perspective on the topics of climate change, restoration, and the environment through language.


BBE offers accelerated program to obtain Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years

February 17, 2022

To help curb the costs and promote a clearer route to graduate school, BBE developed an Integrated Degree Program (IDP), also known as the 4+1 program