Biological Systems Engineering, Department of

Department of Biological Systems Engineering: Masters Project Reports

Biological Systems Engineering master's students: To upload your project reports in this series:

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Click on My Account.
On the next page, click Sign up.
Enter your first and last names (middle name or initial is optional, but match your thesis title page if possible) and email address.
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Click Create Account. This will generate a message to your email address.

2. Go to your email account and click the link in the automatic email to activate your account.
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If you are reading these instructions online, you are currently on the correct page to submit your work.
If you are reading these instructions offline: submit your work in Biological Systems Engineering: Masters Project Reports series in the Digital Commons (available at
In the left-hand gray box under Author Corner, click Submit your paper or article.

4. Title: Input (or copy and paste): your title using title case (that is, all words capitalized except non-initial articles, conjunctions, and prepositions, like this: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design).

5. Author: Input: your email address, first name(s), middle name(s) or initial(s), and last name(s). Add a suffix, if you have one (such as Jr. or III). The institution is University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

6. Date of this Version: Input: Date—month and year only.

7. Citation: Input: Biological Systems Engineering: Masters Projects Report, [year].

8. Comments: Input: Copyright [year], [Your Name], like this:
Copyright 2024, Solána Imani Rowe

9. Abstract: Input (or copy and paste): your abstract, if you have one. If you don't have an abstract, put a short summary of your work here or your table of contents .

10. Other fields: Document type is Article. Filling in the ORCID, keywords, and disciplines fields is optional. If you would like, in the applicable fields, you may: include your ORCID if you have one, add keywords (format: only the first word of each term capitalized, terms separated by commas), and select disciplines from the drop-down lists.

Click the open dot for Upload file from your computer. Click on the Browse button that appears. Browse to wherever your document is stored on your computer or external storage device; select it and double-click or click Open. Format types allowed are: .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Non-PDF files will be transformed into PDF automatically.

12. Additional files: You should skip this unless you have datasets or other associated material not contained in the project file. If you do have such files, check the box. After the main document is uploaded, you will be given an opportunity to load the additional files one by one using the Browse feature. Click the Save button each time after selecting a file to include. These files can be in any of a variety of formats.

Click the Submit button at the bottom of the screen.
You will soon see “You have successfully uploaded: ...” Check it over for errors in the title, comments, abstract, etc. If anything needs to be fixed, click the Revise submission button, which takes you back to the submission screen. Make any necessary changes there, be sure to re-attach your thesis file (repeat step 11) and then click the Submit button again.




Design of Small-Scale Milk Processing Facility, Luke Bond, Robert Stenzel, Ry Steffen, John Van Nieuwenhuyse, Rossana Villa-Rojas, Terry Howell Jr., Tami M. Brown-Brandl, and Forrest Kievit