Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

AMES – Sarah Rajala (RYE-ah-lah) will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University on April 1, 2013. Rajala has been dean of engineering at Mississippi State University since 2008. “Iowa State’s engineering students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire campus community, were excited to hear Dr. Rajala’s … Continue reading Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

  AMES – Sarah Rajala (RYE-ah-lah) will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University on April 1, 2013. Rajala has been dean of engineering at Mississippi State University since 2008. “Iowa State’s engineering students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire campus community, were excited to hear Dr. … Continue reading Rajala named next dean in Iowa State’s College of Engineering

Student team gains runner-up at Dwolla hackathon

A team of Iowa State University seniors in computer and software engineering was runner-up of the “Best Mashup API” prize category at a hackathon hosted by Dwolla, the Des Moines based e-commerce company that provides online and mobile payment systems. The 24-hour Old MacDonald Hackathon, held Dec. 1, challenged teams of up to five people … Continue reading Student team gains runner-up at Dwolla hackathon

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Terry Wipf named chair of Iowa State’s civil, construction and environmental engineering department

AMES, Iowa – Terry Wipf has been named chair of the civil, construction and environmental engineering department for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Wipf has served as interim chair of the department since August 2011. Wipf has demonstrated a long and productive career at Iowa State where he received the College of Engineering David … Continue reading Terry Wipf named chair of Iowa State’s civil, construction and environmental engineering department

Graduate research and teaching excellence awards announced

The Graduate College has recognized 14 engineering graduate students for their outstanding achievements in research and teaching through research and teaching excellence awards. Graduate students are recognized each semester and summer session. Research excellence awards recognize the highest quality theses and dissertation work produced by graduate students. Teaching excellence awards recognize outstanding achievement in instruction. … Continue reading Graduate research and teaching excellence awards announced

Construction engineering AGC student club provides gifts for local family

The students in Iowa State University’s Associated General Contractors group like working with their hands. So much so that last year, they logged more than 4,600 hours of community service building homes and renovating buildings. But the group of more than 100 ISU students — primarily construction engineers — is doing a new kind of … Continue reading Construction engineering AGC student club provides gifts for local family

Leong and Vittetoe named as outstanding seniors for fall 2013 CoE commencement

Jyahao Leong, biological systems engineering, with an emphasis in biorenewable resources and a minor in engineering sales, and Jeremy Vittetoe, agricultural engineering with an emphasis in power and machinery and a minor in agronomy, are among ten engineering students named as outstanding seniors for the fall 2012 College of Engineering commencement ceremony scheduled Saturday, December … Continue reading Leong and Vittetoe named as outstanding seniors for fall 2013 CoE commencement

CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2012 commencement

Pavel (Pasha) Beresnev, senior in civil engineering, will serve as the College of Engineering’s student marshal for the fall 2012 commencement ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 15. He will be accompanied by Say Kee Ong, a professor in the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department. Beresnev doubled-majored in civil engineering and French, and was awarded a … Continue reading CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2012 commencement

Iowa State CCEE collects $4K+ for recent alumnus’ cancer battle

Members of the Iowa State University civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) community join together to support one of their own as he continues to fight brain cancer. Andy Stika, 2011 civil engineering graduate, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in March 2012. Recently, faculty, students, co-workers and friends have generated donations to help Stika cover … Continue reading Iowa State CCEE collects $4K+ for recent alumnus’ cancer battle

Agricultural Engineering alumnus makes strides in sustainable agriculture research

Growing up on a farm in small town Iowa with an interest in science and farming, alumnus Bill Wilcke, found a home away from home at Iowa State, where he was able to combine his passions in the agricultural engineering program. It would inevitably lead him to the forefront of sustainable agriculture development and take him around … Continue reading Agricultural Engineering alumnus makes strides in sustainable agriculture research