The lost treasure at sea: plastic waste

February 7, 2023

When BBE Professor Roger Ruan looks at a multicolored mountain of food bags or an ocean island of jugs and personal protective equipment, he sees a gold mine. 

Alumni Spotlight - Sarah Whiteside

January 9, 2023

Sarah Whiteside is a Sustainable Systems Management alumna currently working as a Sustainability Analyst on the Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact team at Northern Trust. Get to know our alumna!

That water must go somewhere

January 9, 2023

BBE professors John Nieber and Joe Magner work together to find causes of water issues for residents around Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

SSM Student Spotlight - Chloe Beaudoin

December 20, 2022

Chloe Beaudoin is a Sustainable Systems Management major in the Corporate Sustainable Systems specialization. Read about why she chose to pursue SSM!

Dr. Roger Ruan receives Pandey Research Excellence Award

December 12, 2022

The International Bioprocessing Association (IFIBiop) named Dr. Roger Ruan as recipient of the Pandey Research Excellence Award for 2022.

BBE Student Spotlight - Matteo Bellazzini

November 30, 2022

Matteo Bellazzini is a Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major in the Environmental and Ecological Engineering specialization. Read about why Matteo chose to pursue BBE.

The power of fungi and fermentation

November 18, 2022

BBSEM student, Leif van Lierop spent the summer researching fungi and fermentation to make alternative protein that large companies like Hormel Foods and Perdue Farms use to make new meatless products.

BBE undergraduate student studies bee health relation to cranberry fields at summer internship

November 9, 2022

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering student, Rachel Runzheimer, spent the summer in Wisconsin working with honey bees and sustainable cranberry growth.

BBSEM Ph.D. candidate receives People's Choice award at Science in Seconds

October 21, 2022

Vinni Thekkudan Novi represented BBE at the St. Paul Science in Seconds competition where she presented her thesis on copying and clumping DNA to prevent an oak tree epidemic in under three-minutes and won the People's Choice award.

Digging into Minnesota's peat, an underappreciated climate superhero

October 19, 2022

Meet a carbon-sequestering superhero: peat moss. Efforts involving BBE researcher Chris Lenhart are underway to better understand the role that peat bogs in northern Minnesota play in mitigating climate change.