News

Digesters make renewable energy from manure, but face hurdles

October 19, 2023

Professor Roger Ruan talks with MPR News about turning manure into energy. 


Susan Seltz receives 2023 BBE Civil Service/Bargaining Unit Outstanding Service Award

October 10, 2023

Administrative Director, Susan Seltz, has been recognized for her dedication and contributions to the BBE department. 


Student Spotlight - Cameron Borner

September 19, 2023

Cameron Borner is a Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major in the Bioproducts Engineering specialization. Read about why Cameron chose to pursue BBE.


Mapping cashew trees in Benin

September 13, 2023

Assistant Professor Zhenong Jin led an effort to use artificial intelligence and remote sensing to map the location of cashew trees in the West African country Benin. 


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!


The gap year that helps an engineer's career

August 24, 2023

BBE students receive hands-on experience as engineers during 15 month co-op at Sappi paper mill in Cloquet, Minnesota. 


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.