Alumnus David A. Sabatini named 2016 recipient of national award for global outreach

ISU graduate student awarded $25,000 Monsanto scholarship

Conrad Brendel, graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, is one of 10 recipients chosen to receive a $25,000 scholarship from Monsanto Company. The scholarship is part of the Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship program, a three-year program that was started last year by Monsanto, a sustainable agriculture company. The program was created to bring awareness of [Continue Reading…]

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Darr represents Iowa AgSTATE on agricultural data coalition

Iowa AgSTATE has joined the Agricultural Data Coalition as a founding member. Iowa AgSTATE has been actively involved in digital agriculture strategy and education and summarized its work in a 2014 report on the Digital Transformation of Row Crop Agriculture. Matt Darr, agricultural and biosystems engineering, will serve as Iowa AgSTATE’s representative on the ADC [Continue Reading…]

Provost Wickert discusses construction, classroom improvements on campus

Provost Jonathan Wickert sat down with the Iowa State Daily on Friday afternoon to discuss goals, initiatives and recent news from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. One of the topics discussed was recent and future classroom renovations on campus.

ISU Northeast Research Farm to celebrate 40th anniversary on Aug. 26

The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 26 at its annual fall field day. The program will start at 10:30 a.m., with introductory comments from NEIAEA and Iowa State leaders in celebration of the farm’s accomplishments. John Lawrence, Iowa State associate dean for Agriculture and Natural Resources [Continue Reading…]

ISU engineering students design, study safer football helmets

Three Iowa State University engineering students were recently featured in the Des Moines Register for their efforts in designing and studying ways to create safer football helmets that better protect against concussions, CTE, and other head injuries. The research team consists of undergraduate students Tanner Hamelau (mechanical engineering), Zach Murrell (mechanical engineering), and Zach Taalman (materials [Continue Reading…]

Creativity served retired research farm manager

VanDePol concludes nearly 40 years of work “harvesting information”. Thousands of visitors from all over the world have toured Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm while Richard VanDePol co-managed it. They have ranged from second graders to heads of state.

Mechanical Engineering professor Reza Montazami to be featured on ‘Science Friday’ and ‘River to River’

Reza Montazami, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be featured on Public Radio International’s (PRI) Science Friday program tomorrow, August 12. Montazami will discuss his recent research on dissolving batteries for self-destructing devices. His research is part of a relatively new field of study known as “transient electronics” and has various applications from helping the [Continue Reading…]

Learning and leading by doing

The hands-on nature of the agricultural systems technology major appealed to Colin Connor, and it turned out to provide ample opportunities for leadership development. As a freshman and sophomore, Connor served on committees in the 80-member Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) Club. He became treasurer as a junior and was elected president as a senior last year. “I [Continue Reading…]

AST alum part of new leadership at ISU research farm

The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm near Boone has new leadership. Mike Fiscus has been appointed superintendent of the farm and Nathan Meyers has been named the farm’s agricultural engineering manager. Both are Iowa State alums. Fiscus earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural studies in 1993 and Meyers earned a bachelor’s degree in [Continue Reading…]

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