Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase attracts record participation, attendance

Nearly 140 attend showcase to compete, learn The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosted its Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30 in Howe Hall Atrium. The showcase attracted almost 140 attendees, with nearly 60 posters submitted for competition. Georges Bou-Saab is the president of [Continue Reading…]

“Helping people is the best satisfaction:” ISU Associated General Contractors volunteer during fall break

When it comes to re-making houses into homes, these Iowa State students get the job done Why would a student give up fall break? Nic Schneider, who is a first-semester freshman at Iowa State University (ISU), has a simple—but touching—answer. “Helping people is the best satisfaction.” In the past weeks, members of Iowa State University’s [Continue Reading…]

Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) honors CCEE’s Beth Hartmann for support of STEM education to young women This month, Senior Lecturer Beth Hartmann was honored as a 2016 WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Champion. Hartmann, a construction engineering faculty member of the civil, construction and environmental engineering department at Iowa [Continue Reading…]

CCEE seniors finish multi-disciplinary course to cap off semester

Capstone course gives seniors chance to interact with industry partners, gain real-world experience Benjamin Claypool will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering (ConE) this coming December. By the time he crosses the graduation stage, he’s already passed a milestone. Claypool has just finished his senior capstone project. From the moment he [Continue Reading…]

Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosts its Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30. The event takes place in Howe Hall Atrium on Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This year, CCEE’s Graduate Student Council accepted nearly [Continue Reading…]

Design-Build Institute of America team wins third consecutive regional competition

Student competition team places first, “expands horizons” after design-build experience When it comes to career opportunities, experience and networking are crucial. That’s why Lauren Bennett is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). “Employers see it on my resume, and they ask about it,” Bennett said of her involvement in the student chapter [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineers succeed at FOX Engineering, stay connected to their alma mater

Three alums receive national honors in environmental engineering industry.    If you walk into FOX Engineering, you probably won’t be surprised if you see a lot of cardinal and gold. Nearly three-quarters of the environmental engineering firm’s employees have degrees from Iowa State. FOX Engineering, which is well known for its focus on water and [Continue Reading…]

Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

DeWayne Heintz has been convinced for a long time that Iowa State University (ISU) is unique. “I remember the first time I went to the ISU campus, when my parents took me there on a class visit in February of ’81,” Heintz said. “I just thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever [Continue Reading…]

CCEE students attend Masonry Student Field Day

Construction engineering students get hands dirty while learning from industry partners Julie Penton has built a campanile. No, we’re not referring to the Campanile on Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus. Penton’s campanile stood five feet high. She only had 20 minutes to build it. And participation went toward credit in a class lab. Last month, Penton, [Continue Reading…]

“Learning Legacy”: ISU CCEE teams bring home honors from Associated Schools of Construction regional competition

Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Alberts never forgot her first Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition. “I got home to my apartment. I grabbed my roommate out of her room and I was jumping on her bed because it just solidified just exactly what I wanted to do with my career,” Alberts said, smiling at the memory. That [Continue Reading…]

Sritharan, alumni, collaborators receive honors from Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers

Outstanding things come in threes. At least, that’s the case for Sri Sritharan and his team of Iowa State University (ISU) alumni and industry collaborators. Earlier this year, the ISU professor learned that he and research partners had earned three prestigious awards: the T.Y. Lin Award, the Martin P. Korn Award, and the George D. [Continue Reading…]