Growing 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. While other universities offer certificate programs or minor programs related to biobased products and bioenergy, ISU offers M.S. and Ph.D degrees in this new field, as well as a minor for students obtaining degrees in other majors and a certificate.
The Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program offers students from a wide variety of science and engineering backgrounds advanced study in the use of plant- and crop-based resources for the production of biobased products, including fuels, chemicals, materials, and energy.
See the BRT Graduate Program for more information.
Through a series of twelve credit hours of graduate coursework, the Biorenewable Resources and Technology certificate offers students from a wide variety of science and engineering backgrounds an exposure to advanced study in the use of plant- and crop-based resources for the production of biobased products, including fuels, chemicals, materials, and energy.
The program aims to train professionals to serve the emerging bieconomy, and in so doing to serve state, national, and global needs in moving toward a more sustainable industrial economy.
See the Biorenewable Resources and Technology Graduate Certificate Online for more information (on the Engineering-LAS Online Learning Webiste)
Archer Daniels Midland Biorenewables Education Laboratories
The Archer Daniels Midland Biorenewables Education Laboratories are two unique facilities housing equipment and instrumentation that can be used to enhance diverse educational activities.
See Archer Daniels Midland Biorenewables Education Laboratories pages on the BRL Web site.