Koziel recognized with Distinguished Service Award

On November 12th, Jacek Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering received the “Zasluzony dla Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wroclawiu” medal. Translation ~ [2015] Distinguished Service Award, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences [WUELS, Poland]. Koziel received the award during a special ceremony commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In [Continue Reading…]

2015 Iowa Energy Center Impact Award Winners Announced

Every year the Iowa Energy Center selects four leaders in energy research and innovation, one for each of our main focus areas: bioenergy, education and outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Two of these winners are members of Iowa State’s College of Engineering faculty.

Probing the FSMA rule

Charles Hurburgh, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, director of Iowa State University’s grain quality initiative and a member of the food safety alliance, reports that ISU is working toward becoming an FSMA training center, and he’s anticipating that among the offerings will be an ethanol-industry-specific training course.

Brenneman: Winter is coming; Prepare your homes now for snow, wind and chills

“Change the furnace filter and have the furnace checked by a professional technician for proper operation,” Iowa State University Ag Engineering Specialist Greg Brenneman said.

5 ways farmers hold the line on equipment costs

Tighter economic conditions will require a new examination of what iron is in your shed and how much it’s impacting your bottom line. Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University, says with each machinery need, these questions should be asked: Why do I need it? What do I want it to do? And what [Continue Reading…]

Impactful women at ISU honored in Catt Center calendar

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics has awarded 12 women at Iowa State with a spot in the 10th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University: A noteworthy milestone reached

In October, the Digital Repository at Iowa State University passed a significant milestone: the 50,000th item was added to the repository. The Digital Repository provides free, public access to research, scholarship, and creative works produced by faculty, students and staff at Iowa State. Some of the 50,000+ items in the repository include: Over 650 journal articles [Continue Reading…]

University students build their own bike share

Iowa State University received an honorable mention in today’s Bicycle Friendly University awards. In the Fall 2015 issue of our American Bicyclist magazine, we showcased an inspiring story from ISU. Mark Kargol, a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial design at ISU, shared the evolving story of Cybike — a campus bike share system conceived and created entirely by students.

Iowa State engineers test taller wind turbine towers made from precast concrete

AMES, Iowa – Hydraulic equipment in two civil engineering labs recently pushed and pulled at test sections of a new kind of wind turbine tower, simulating the heavy, twisting loads that towers have to withstand.

Record crops + low prices = mountains of grain

Charles Hurburgh, an Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, said Iowa typically has piles of corn across the state. But they don’t last long, given the state’s massive need for grain — from raising cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys to producing ethanol. He estimates Iowa wouldn’t have space for about 400 million bushels of [Continue Reading…]

ISU-licensed tech wins big at international ag expo

Technology developed at Iowa State University and licensed to John Deere will receive three innovation awards at one of the world’s most prestigious agricultural technology conventions next week. The three innovation “Silver Medal” awards will be presented at AGRITECHNICA 2015, a global showcase of ag machinery in Hannover, Germany, set to run November 10-14. The [Continue Reading…]

Kohl: Cooling grain in storage

Now is the time to cool your stored grain, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agricultural Engineer Kris Kohl. In the past couple of weeks with temperatures in the 60s, a lot of corn and soybeans went into storage. With grain this warm, Kohl says moisture migration within the grain mass and spoilage can [Continue Reading…]