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Feeding 9 billion people by 2050!
The Biosystems Engineering Department is developing innovative systems to sustainably feed an increasing population through cutting-edge technology, sustainable practices, and the drive to make a difference in the world. We build sustainable solutions that create resilience among society, the environment and the economy. We are currently working on many projects, including the following:
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Biosystems Engineering Grad Helps Bayer Find New Corn Pollination Time Frames
Caroline Schulte, BE graduate, is conducting research at Bayer’s Marana Greenhouse to determine ideal times for corn pollination in a controlled environment. Increasing the frequency of pollination per day and quality of the pollen may be possible at the Marana Greenhouse. Schulte is utilizing the experience gained while at the University of Arizona, to help improve sustainable corn production which will help feed the growing global population.
Invested in a Sustainable Path
BE Student, Mark Jendrisak, flourishes in his research project reducing meat waste with scholarship assistance from CALS, Biosystems Engineering, and funds named in honor of Mary J. Huning, T.F. Leehan and W.E. and Lucille Barnum.
Biosystems Engineering Student Leads Biosphere 2 Project
Lia Crocker, a biosystems engineering student, and her team aim to create a controlled monitor system for coral raceways. They hope to build units and help improve coral research, since coral reefs are integral to the ocean and economy.
CEAC to Study Viability of Vertically Farming Leafy Greens
Fueled in part by a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture' Specialty Crop Research Initiative, the university's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center will join a multi-university team to study indoor leafy green production, with the goal of improving the quality, quantity, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of indoor vertical farming production.
Dr. Yoon's Work on Norovirus Featured at ACS Nat'l Meeting
Dr. Jeong-Yeol Yoon's work on norovirus has been picked up by ACS (American Chemical Society) headquarters, as well as many other news outlets. Dr. Yoon had the honor to be one of 17 picked up from 20,000+ attendees at ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA.