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

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.

Oregon State University’s Bachelor’s degree program in Ecological Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

BEE in the News

"The TAHMO project, pioneered by Delft Environmental Initiative and Oregon State University [BEE's Dr. John Selker], United States of America, aimed at developing a dense network of hydro-meteorological monitoring stations in sub-Saharan Africa to aid administrations of climate information and assist decision-making on investments in water infrastructure."
TAHMO, a collaborative initiative between OSU's Biological and Ecological Engineering Professor John Selker and TU Delft in the Netherlands, is working to develop and install a network of low-cost, robust weather stations across Africa. As part of TAHMO's efforts to generate career pathways and motivate science and technology education in the US and Africa, OSU has been working with Boise State University to pair Idaho schools with counterparts in Kenya. These sister schools are a first step in creating a community focus around weather data collection and technology, as sister school share information and experiences with each other.

BEE Seminars & Events


Nick Dosch Thesis Defense

You are invited to attend the thesis defense of Nick Dosch for his MS in WRE on Friday, September 12th in Wilkinson 203.

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Theresa Ring Thesis Defense

You are invited to attend the thesis defense of Theresa Ring for her MS in WRE on Friday, September 12th at 9 am in Gilmore Hall 234.


Colleen Barr Thesis Defense

You are invited to attend the thesis defense of Collen Barr for her MS in WRE on Friday, September 19th at 10 am in Wilkinson Hall, Room 203.


Allison (Marshall) Inouye Thesis Defense

You are invited to attend the thesis defense of Allison Marshall Inouye forher MS in WRE on Monday, September 22nd at 10 am in Wilkinson 203.


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