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Biological and Biosystems

Biological and Biosystems engineering
Category: 
Chemical

Role Model(s)

Examples: 

Biological and biosystems engineers deal with structures, machinery, energy, labor, land, water, waste, energy and resource variables related to the efficient creation of products and processes to fill human needs. Biological and biosystems engineers have:

  • Developed new sources of pharmaceuticals like insulin
  • Found new uses for naturally occurring fibers
  • Studied ways to convert grass, woodchips and garbage into automobile fuel
  • Developed sensor systems to detect nutrients in crops
In your community: 

Making medicines, dyes, glue, fertilizer, pesticides and paint from plant and animal products requires an intimate understanding of biology, chemistry and the ways things interact. What you may think of as a traditional practice - such as growing corn, squash and beans together - is actually a form of biosystems engineering.

Aptitude: 

If you like...

  • Being creative
  • Problem solving
  • Inventing new things
  • Working with plants and animals
  • Biology
  • Helping the environment
  • Helping others

...then perhaps you would like Biological and Biosystems Engineering.

Universities: 

If you want to study Biological and Biosystems Engineering, then you could go to the following universities:

Biological and Biosytems Engineers work with technology from different places and combine them with engineering design.

Examples

Biological and Biosystems engineers work with things like structures, machinery, energy, labor, land, water, and waste. These engineers give us products that are efficient and easy for us to use in our everyday lives. Biological and biosystems engineers:

  • Create new medicines like insulin, which is used to help people who have Diabetes to stay healthy
  • Study ways to make grass, woodchips and garbage into gas for cars

In your community

In order to make medicines, dyes, glue, fertilizer, pesticides and paint from plants and animals you must understand the way in which these things act with each other.

If you like...

  • Being creative
  • Problem solving
  • Inventing new things
  • Working with plants and animals
  • Biology
  • Helping the environment
  • Helping others

...then maybe you would like Biological and Biosystems Engineering!

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