Cyclone Energy earns third consecutive first place finish in Green Energy Challenge

THE TEAM: Mid-September in a Cyclone Energy practice session. Ten students listen as their peers, one by one, run through a presentation for an ELECTRI/International NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC) proposal. One member, Regan, makes edits to the PowerPoint. The group throws comments up rapid-fire style. There is joking, but there is also an edge in [Continue Reading…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Bypassing cognitive bottleneck: $1M National Science Foundation grant awarded to CCEE’s Sharma, multi-disciplinary team

For emergency responders and traffic operators, safety on highways has long been a struggle to reduce response times to accidents while keeping roadway congestion to a minimum. For researcher Anuj Sharma, there’s subtler factors to be taken into account. One of those factors? It’s a syndrome called cognitive bottleneck. “Even if there is an incident [Continue Reading…]

Faculty, staff recognized at University Awards Ceremony, annual College of Engineering Convocation

Ten faculty and staff members of Iowa State University’s (ISU) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) received university and college recognition at this year’s university-wide Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony and College of Engineering Convocation. The department also celebrated recent faculty awards at its 34th Annual Civil Engineering Fall Banquet. At the College [Continue Reading…]

School to career: ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit explores transportation engineering

If you’re planning to be a transportation engineer, you had better be ready to meet the challenges of changing infrastructure, growing populations and evolving technologies. “There’s lots of things happening, and all of those things have to be a part of how we tackle transportation,” JoNette Kuhnau [BSCE’2000] explained. Kuhnau is an alumna of Iowa [Continue Reading…]

Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 8, Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2016 Convocation. During the presentation, she discussed the past year’s accomplishments and goals for the next year, provided a financial update, and recognized new faculty and [Continue Reading…]

Students, faculty, staff share engineering adventure at annual CCEE Fall Picnic

Between the student organizations, the grilling hamburgers, and the guest appearance from Iowa State University’s (ISU) mascot Cy, it’s easy to get distracted at a Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Fall Picnic. But Kaoru Ikuma knows exactly why she’s at the event. “The students are why I’m here,” Ikuma says. No hesitation. On Sept. [Continue Reading…]

ISU CCEE earns no. 16 spot in U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings

Iowa State University (ISU) is the place to study civil engineering. U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings Tuesday. In civil engineering programs that offer a doctorate, ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) ranked no. 16 nationally, or no. 12 among public universities. In this 2017 ranking by [Continue Reading…]

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State’s ag/biosystems engineering ranks No. 1, Engineering ties for 22nd among public universities

U.S. News & World Report recently released the 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings, and Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked the country’s best. In biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the No. 1 ranked program among all national universities, and 1st among public universities, a tie with Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The [Continue Reading…]