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

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.
"Dams across the United States are being decommissioned and rivers restored to their natural flow. As scientists are learning, tearing down the barriers is just the first step in returning a river to health...Desiree Tullos, a biological and ecological engineering professor at Oregon State University, measured changes in channel shape and elevation and tracked the movement of sediment through surveys at Gold Ray and Savage Rapids Dams."

BEE Seminars & Events


Will L'Hommediu Dissertation Defense

You are invited to attend the dissertation defense of Will L’Hommedieu for his PhD in WRE on Wednesday, August 27th at Noon in Wilkinson 203.

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Hayley Corson-Rikert Thesis Defense

You are invited to attend the thesis defense of Hayley Corson-Rikert for her MS in WRS on Friday, September 5th in Wilkinson 203.

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