Capstone students get up close and personal with Chinook helicopters

On Tuesday, students from Dr. Gielda’s Boeing senior design competition visited the Army National Guard base in Davenport, Iowa. The students met Capt. Forest Lightle, a CH-47 pilot who provided them with a tour of the facilities and an up-close look at two Chinook helicopters. One Chinook was partially disassembled in the midst of a [Continue Reading…]

How Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program achieved its No. 1 national ranking

Helmers named to Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Committee

Two Iowa State University professors have been appointed to serve on the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of economics, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, were nominated to the committee and agreed to serve starting Oct. 1.

Iowa State’s ECpE External Advisory Board members share advice for students

On Oct. 14, 18 External Advisory Board (EAB) members for Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, along with faculty and staff, attended the annual EAB fall meeting held on campus in Coover Hall. The ECpE EAB is a board of experts, including some alumni, in the electrical and computer engineering industries. The [Continue Reading…]

World Food Day: Protecting natural resources through nutrient planning around the world

First established on Oct. 16, 1979, World Food Day recognizes the day in 1945 when 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, effectively managing the global food system.

2016 alumni awards to be conferred at Homecoming

Four with ties to engineering will be recognized on October 28 At the 2016 Honors and Awards Ceremony, four engineering alumni will be recognized by the Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The event, which will celebrate its 85th year, is open to the public and will be [Continue Reading…]

CCEE alumnus Raymond “Paul” Giroux named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

Ask engineer and historian Raymond “Paul” Giroux to describe his recent recognition as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The first answer you will hear is “humbling.” Giroux, a ’79 construction engineering graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), accepted the prestigious honor [Continue Reading…]

Kristin Yvonne Rozier joins Aerospace Engineering

At its core, engineering is learning how to identify and solve problems. Oftentimes, the solutions to these problems can have life-saving or life-altering outcomes. For Kristin Yvonne Rozier, engineering means seeing puzzles. “I have always loved solving really cool puzzles,” Rozier said. “Find me the coolest, most challenging, amazing, interesting puzzle and I want to [Continue Reading…]

Sri Sritharan named interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recently appointed Sri Sritharan as interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives. Sritharan is the Wilkinson Chair in the College of Engineering and a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. In this new role, Sritharan will provide leadership in the area of wind energy and assist the college with strategic planning [Continue Reading…]

ChemE Car team part of ISU CBE student group heading to national conference; your donations needed!

After qualifying in last spring’s regional competition, members of the Gengar Gang ChemE Car team are part of a large student contingent which will represent Iowa State chemical and biological engineering (CBE) in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national student conference in San Francisco. Donations through a FundISU page are being sought to [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State nets $9.6 million to increase STEM diversity, prepare future faculty

Professionals bring safety skills, university experience to new “home” department of ISU CCEE

With three professionals joining Iowa State’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), you’d expect unique skill sets from each new staff member. But similarities are shared … each professional’s eagerness to devote time and energy to his or her new “home” department. Emma Estrada Operations Assistant “I keep hearing that it’s like a family in this department.” [Continue Reading…]