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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 also an ideal pre-health track. Biosystems Engineering is currently working on many projects, including the following:
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Yoon Lab Helps Develop Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test
A team of UArizona researchers under Biosystems and Biomedical Engineering professor, Dr. Jeong-Yeol Yoon, have developed a smart phone based COVID-19 test aimed to combine the speed of existing nasal swab antigen tests with the high accuracy of nasal swab PCR.
UA-CEAC and UbiQD Publish Results of a NASA-Funded Study
UbiQD,Inc, a New Mexico based advanced material company partnered with the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to publish groundbreaking research of its first phase in its NASA-funded plant trials.
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.