Biological and Ecological Engineering is the application of engineering and life-science principles and problem-solving techniques to the optimum use and sustainability of biological resources. The curriculum is engineering-based with strong emphasis on the life sciences. With undergraduate and graduate options, we bring the insights from biology and the methods of engineering together to provide the products and tools of the future.


Press Releases

Austin Hall lead the CTEMPs team in June for a challenging installation in the South China Sea in a support project for the team of Dr. Kristen Davis (see attached photos).  This effort reflects the hard work of CTEMPs team members Austin Hall, Rebecca Hotchreutener, Chadi Sayde, and John Selker

Ecological Engineering student, Randi Mendes, won best engineering poster at the 2014 The Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PNW LSAMP) Conference at Portland State University.

Congratulations to Professor Ganti Murthy's lab group that includes himself and BEE Grad Students, Bill Hohenschuh, Ankita Juneja and Deepak Kumar, for being selected during Phase I of the EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet program.

BEE is excited to offer a survey of irrigation systems course to be delivered through OSU’s Ecampus Fall term 2013.

OSU's College of Engineering is preparing a documentary, to be released in Spring 2013, chronicling the efforts of the OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders on a trip to bring potable water to Lela, Kenya, led by BEE graduate Zachary Dunn.

BEE in the News

Meanwhile, he says, other researchers are becoming interested in how they might be able to use fiber optics. The National Science Foundation supports a joint center at UNR and Oregon State University (CTEMPS - Dr. John Selker's project) that makes fiber-optic equipment available to the research community. “Our goal is to keep these instruments in the field,” Tyler says.
Over the years lots of sediment backs up behind dams. Ecologists have worried the release of that sediment would harm habitat and cause flooding. But a study from Oregon State University found that didn’t happen. Researchers studied the Rogue and Calapooia rivers in Oregon before and after dams were removed. Desirée Tullos, the study’s lead author, said insects were flying around the riverbanks one year after the dams were removed.

BEE Seminars & Events


WRGP Fall Seminar Series - Dan Bell & Tara Davis

Please join us for the Water Resources Graduate Program's Fall Seminar Series

Dan Bell from The Nature Conservancy and Tara Davis from the


BEE Special Seminar: Rennes University Visitors

BEE Special Guest Seminar: Join us in Gilmore Hall, Room 234 from 1-2 pm on December 10 when Dr. Olivier Bour will present “Innovative methods for characterizing heterogeneous

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