BE Senior Receives Compost-Research Scholarship
Biosystems Engineering senior, Brooke Schmidt was awarded the 2021/2022 College Compost-Research Scholarship
BE Graduate Concludes Time with Indige-FEWSS Program
Dr. Rebekah Waller received her PhD in Biosystems Engineering in May 2021 and was honored by the Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) Program as her graduation concluded four years spent with this program.
Cuello Launches AlgaeCell, LLC to Promote Sustainability Through Accordian Photobioreactor
Dr. Cuello and his team from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences created a unique “Air Accordian Photobioreactor” from polyethylene material.
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.
CEAC: 20 Years of Innovation and Collaboration
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) at the University of Arizona commemorates 20 years of innovation and collaboration. The center’s unique multi-disciplinary, hands-on approach has drawn people from all over the world to take part in cutting-edge research. Dr. Murat Karcia and Dr. Gene Giacomelli, along with others, share the impact of CEAC on CEA with insideGROWER Magazine.
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.