A new BioRenewable Systems (BRS) graduate program (abe.psu.edu/graduateprograms) in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. The BRS research program integrates science and technology with business for bio-based products, materials, and systems. Opportunities are available to study forest and agricultural based systems, agricultural safety and health, and integrated biorefinery issues including: feedstock production, logistics, and machine systems; conversion technologies; and value stream outputs including energy, food, feed, fuel, chemicals and other products. Two and three-year assistantship support is available for high quality M.S. and Ph.D. candidates, respectively. Assistantships consist of a competitive stipend with tuition and student fees paid.

Interested candidates should follow the admissions instructions on the BRS website at: abe.psu.edu/graduateprograms/admissions.

Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Paul M. Smith
BRS Graduate Program Coordinator
201 Agricultural Eng. Bldg.
Dept. of Ag. & Biological Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
pms6@psu.edu