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Biosystems Engineering Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
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Degree/Minor Description: 

Biosystems engineers use engineering, math, and biology to design systems to manage soil and water resources and to design and develop biological and biomedical products. They work on projects involving wise use of energy, materials, biochemicals, and recyclable wastes. They combine technical knowledge, computer techniques, and control systems for a deeper understanding of agriculture and biology. Students pursuing a minor in Biosystems Engineering will obtain a basic understanding of these skills to be able to apply to their fields.

Research Opportunities: 

Advanced Traffic and Logistics Algorithms and Systems (ATLAS Lab): The ATLAS Lab is a research center that serves to promote research and education in transportation, engineering, and planning. The ATLAS Center mission is to promote and conduct basic research on advanced technologies and methods for transportation and logistics management. 

Fabrication Shop and Laboratory: The Fabrication Shop and Laboratory is affiliated with the College of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. The Fabrication Shop and Lab provides students with opportunities for hands-on manufacturing and fabrication in a safe environment. 

SRC Engineering Research Center: The SRC Engineering Research Center develops new and effective technology to reduce the environmental impact of semiconductor manufacturing. 

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center: The CEAC is a research center containing greenhouses, which allows researchers to study the production of plants and other products, such as vegetables and flowers. The center produces high-value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. 

Arizona Statistics Consulting Laboratory: The StatLab is a research facility that designs studies which are statistically efficient and scientifically practical. Research includes data analysis, practical interpretation of the results and development of new statistical methods to address problems in science and medicine. 

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching. 

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.

Research Themes: 
Food Systems and Security
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing