We discover and apply scientific engineering
principles and methods to the processes of
our natural world and provide advanced
graduate education to engineering professionals.
BSysE offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with four areas of emphasis:
From solar drying and pasteurization research in the 1970′s to today’s emphasis on biological waste analysis and treatment, chemical transport through soils, food engineering, bioenergy, bioproducts, and more, our department has a long history of technical environmental stewardship, research and education.
The researchers and graduate students of this department come from all corners of the United States and the world. Because of this diversity, our students leave here with the global awareness, the advanced education and the technical expertise to become the key players in the economic, technical, and environmental challenges that face us all.
These are exciting and challenging times for engineering professionals. These can be exciting and challenging times for you!
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Six students from BSYSE were awarded a PSIFT Scholarship this year. The Puget Sound IFT Scholarship Committee has selected Scholarship winners. This was a tough year, we had our highest number of applicants and many very deserving students. The Committee spent hours reading applications and supporting documents to make the decision. The awards will be […]
by Steven Garrity on June 15, 2015 In July of 2013, Dr. Lav Khot and his team were in the field looking at how cherries were picked, weighed, and transported, when suddenly a helicopter began circling around a nearby orchard block. When Dr. Khot asked the grower about it he said, “There was a rain last […]
Lei Zhu, a doctoral student at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is one of 33 United States-based students to be selected.