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

William (Bill) Hohenschuh was awarded first place and Hossein Tabatabaie was awarded second place for their posters at the Annual S1041 meeting in August. Congratulations!

The WaterBoys team, representing BEE, is one of 10 teams that made it to the Cleantech Semifinals. They were given $2500 to develop their prototypes, which they will use to compete for the final grand prize in September.

Dr. Ganti Murthy was awarded the 2016 ASABE Presidential Citation as well as the Energy Systems Community Leadership Citation, in recognition of his outstanding leadership in organizing and hosting Bioenergy Day at the 2015 Annual International Meeting.

BEE in the News

Students from senior design course BEE 469/470 Biological and Ecological Engineering Design, have been testing their design prototypes for grid indepedent aquaculture pond aerators intended for developing countries.
"Franklin is famously rumored to have studied weather phenomenon by tying objects to kites, and Chad W. Higgins briefly considered this strategy to collect the data he wanted—data that could improve weather forecasts."
"Two professors, Oregon State hydrologist John Selker and Nick van de Giesen at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, started TAHMO in 2010 with a grand vision: Transform Africa from being the world’s most poorly monitored continent for weather to being the best. They plan to install 20,000 weather stations across sub-Saharan Africa in a network that will give a badly needed boost to farmers, fishermen, businesses and water management agencies."
When Dietterich received an inquiry from Zemicheal, the OSU professor had already begun collaborating with colleague and fellow OSU engineer John Selker, co-founder of the TransAfrican Hydrometeorological Observatory. Selker’s goal is to install 20,000 weather stations across sub-Saharan Africa. Dietterich was looking for a graduate student to bring expertise — both technical and cultural — to that endeavor.

BEE Seminars & Events


OSU LeaderShape

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL, PURPOSEFUL, INCLUSIVE & COLLABORATIVE (1 each = 4 total credits)

Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI), is offering an exciting opportunity this fall and has agreed to provide a few…

Jason Kelley, PhD WRE Dissertation Defense

You are welcome to attend the dissertation defense of Jason Kelley, PhD WRE.  He will present "Addressing Data Resolution in Precision Agriculture†on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 10am

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