Alumni Spotlight - Megan Acker

August 18, 2022

Megan Acker graduated in 2008 and currently works for 3M. She is transitioning from leading 3M's Global Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Program to become the Environmental Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Get to know our alumna!

A different path to an engineering degree

August 15, 2022

Taking a year away from the BBE program to work at a pulp and paper mill was a benefit to Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major Lauren Stach.

Student summer highlights

August 8, 2022

Learn about what BBE students have been up to this summer. Students keep busy with unique internships, co-ops, and experiences.

CFANS announces new BBE department head

August 2, 2022

CFANS names Hua Zhao, PhD, as the new head of the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, effective August 28.

BBE hosts "Biofuels to Brewing" course for high school teachers

August 2, 2022

BBE hosted a continuing education workshop on fermentation processes with high school teachers from across the Twin Cities.

BBE students canvas Lake Nokomis residents

August 1, 2022

BBE students were invited to canvas Lake Nokomis area residents regarding water issues at a community picnic on July 28.

BBE Professor Receives Linsley Award for Surface Water

July 21, 2022

Dr. Bruce Wilson is the recipient of the Linsley Award for Surface Water from the American Instutute of Hydrology.

BBE researchers explore use of Biochar and Iron-Enhanced Sands in septic systems

July 14, 2022

Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Sara Heger, and Professor, Dr. Bo Hu, study the effectiveness of Biochar, a highly porous bio-material, and iron-enhanced sand (IES) to enhance the treatment in septic systems of organic matter, bacteria and viruses, nitrogen and phosphorus.

Dairy Farms & Sustainability: A Conversation with BBE's Dr. Erin Cortus

July 12, 2022

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Erin Cortus, joins Barb Liebenstein, owner of Wolf Creek Dairy in Dundas, MN, to discuss sustainability and dairy farms, especially as the industry looks to reach Net Zero by 2050.

Faculty Promotions

June 16, 2022

BBE is proud to announce the promotions of four faculty members.