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The Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education program is a USDA NIFA funded program that provides professional development opportunities for educators in the areas of Bioenergy and Bioproducts, Sustainability, and Systems Thinking.  The program utilizes a suite of hands-on teaching tools, laboratory experiments, and classroom activities to convey the curriculum topics to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Agriculture Educators.  Educators who teach grades 6 through Undergraduate level as well as Extension Educators and Pre-Service Educators are the target audience.

The ultimate goal of the program is to inspire student interest in STEM and Agriculture related courses and career paths through the use of the program-related content and teaching tools.  To accomplish this goal, the program provides opportunities to 90+ Educators each year who then teach the concepts in their classrooms and other teachers in their school, using the provided program teaching tools and kits.


Led by Cornell University, through the collaborative efforts and expertise of eleven institutions of higher learning, the program provides educators with the foundation and tools to carry the information to students and other teachers.

Partners hosting workshops:

  • Cornell University
  • Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension - Dutchess County
  • Delaware State University
  • Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center at Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers EcoComplex
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • West Virginia University



The National Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Program (NBBEP) is a USDA-NIFA-AFRI funded, multi-institution, multi-state initiative that connects classroom educators to major... more

Meet our team. Gathering at 9 sites (and growing) in the Northeastern US, our high-energy team of experts bring a passion for Sustainability, Education, and Bioenergy &... more

Evaluation of the project is accomplished through annual critical reviews by an Advisory panel of experts and stakeholders with the assistance of survey assessment tools and... more

The stories here show how BBEP alumni are making a difference in their home State and school.  Inspired by the possibilities of a biobased industry, these educators are taking... more

In this area, you?ll find News & Events happening with the Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Program.  Click on the articles below to see what we're up to and what's... more

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