Education is a key to the mission of the Bioeconomy Institute. The use of biorenewable resources for the production of chemicals, fuels, materials and energy will require scientists, engineers, and others educated in the latest technologies. We also work to educate K-12 students and teachers in biorenewables and to spark their interest in science, engineering technology, mathematics (STEM) in general.
We helped establish the first graduate program in biorenewable resources and technology in the United States. See the BRT Graduate Program page for more information.
Many of our programs and partner programs offer programs for K-12 teachers and students.
- Iowa NSF EPSCoR STEM Efforts
- National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) Student Programs
The Biorenewables Research Laboratory has two unique laboratories housing equipment and instrumentation that can be used to enhance diverse educational activities. See Biorenewables Education Labs pages on the BRL Web site.