The Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE) Department is dedicated to incorporating biological and ecological principles in engineering design to promote the development of resilient, sustainable systems that integrate human activities into the natural environment to the benefit of both. This is a rapidly developing and important new area of engineering, and Oregon State is a leader in the field. Our program provides a unique and innovative approach to engineering sustainable systems that are environmentally friendly while addressing human needs for food, water, and energy.

The Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE) Department resides in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the academic programs are conducted in collaboration with the College of Engineering.

Our News

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New Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Agricultural & Ecological Engineering

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University is excited to announce a cohort of tenure-track...

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Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award

BEE's Gerrad Jones was honored with the Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award on University Day. Dr. Jones continually advocates for the...

In The News

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Target and suspect per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in fish from an AFFF-impacted waterway

"A major source of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) used in firefighting and...

Looking for Theory-Practice Synthesis for Actionable Outcomes: A Continuing Special Collection for Translational Water Research

"Translational research (TR) represents a promising systematic process for going from scientific discoveries to practical applications. Through...

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SpiderHarp: Oregon scientists study spiders with a web-inspired musical instrument

The SpiderHarp, a 4-foot web instrument, tells a story about the wonderful innovations that can happen when you weave engineering, biology, and...

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