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.


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Assistant Professor, Water Quality Engineering, (Tenure-Track)

Biological & Ecological Engineering Department, Oregon State University

1.0 FTE, 9 month position; 75% research, 25% teaching

Application period has closed.

Assistant Professor, Water Management Technologist (Tenure-Track)

Biological & Ecological Engineering Department, Oregon State University

1.0 FTE, 9 month position; 80% research, 20% extension/outreach

Application period has closed.

Contributions from BEE's Dr. Ganti Murthy: "Creating life cycle inventory datasets to support meaningful and constructive strawberry production sustainability metrics" "The e-book was grown from the minds behind the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, also known as NSSI. Its 60 digital pages are overflowing with content and links to more than 70 videos, tools and publications created to improve the sustainability of U.S. strawberry production."

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."

BEE Seminars & Events


BEE Seminar

Please join us for the BEE seminar on Friday April 29th 2016 from 3:00pm-3:50pm in Gilmore 234. Scott Salesky, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, will


WRGP Spring Seminar Series.

WRGP Spring Seminar Series. Please join us for the upcoming Water Resources Seminar. Dr. Steven Ingebritsen of the USGS will present “Hydrothermal Monitoring in the Cascade Range†on Wednesday


Brett Boisjolie, MS WRPM Thesis Defense

You are welcome to attend the thesis defense of Brett Boisjolie, MS WRPM candidate. He will present "Policy patterns across riverscapes: Riparian land standards in the Oregon Coast


Ettihad Cultural Festival

The Ettihad Cultural Center is hosting the fourth annual Ettihad Culture Festival on May 15th 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the Memorial Union Quad. This is one of the biggest annual…
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