Sarah Rajala

Industry is a vital audience for our college – why does it matter?

The College of Engineering has many audiences – groups of people to whom we target various types of information, stay connected, receive feedback and collaborate. Examples include prospective students, current students, parents, alumni, donors, staff, faculty and industry. Each of these audiences play a vital role in the success of our college. We just held … Continue reading Industry is a vital audience for our college – why does it matter?

Outstanding ISU women honored in Catt Center calendar

Beth Hartmann, lecturer of of civil, construction and environmental engineering, was chosen as an honoree for the Women Impacting ISU calendar. Hartmann is a two-time alumna from Iowa State for receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1989 and a master’s in construction engineering in 1996. She returned to Iowa State in 2009 and began … Continue reading Outstanding ISU women honored in Catt Center calendar

Iowa State construction engineering teams win in ASC region contest

Two teams of Iowa State University construction engineering students placed first in the 21st Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region IV Student Competition, held Oct. 24-26, 2013, in Nebraska City, Neb. Six-person teams had 18 hours to develop comprehensive proposals for a mock request for proposals (RFP). Teams then gave a 20-minute presentation to … Continue reading Iowa State construction engineering teams win in ASC region contest

ABE pioneers major growth for Iowa State’s digital repository

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering was the first to take advantage of Digital Repository @ Iowa State University when it was unveiled in April 2012, and ABE Chair Steve Mickelson has no regrets. The repository is “an online platform we can use to provide access to different types of materials,” according to Harrison … Continue reading ABE pioneers major growth for Iowa State’s digital repository

Kinzenbaw honored with George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award

Jon Kinzenbaw received the college of Agriculture and Life Science’s George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award. The award was established to honor Iowa State alumni and friends for outstanding achievements in the agricultural, food, environmental, social and life sciences. Kinzenbaw, founder and president of Kinze Manufacturing Inc. has grown his business into one of the largest privately held agricultural equipment manufacturers in North America. … Continue reading Kinzenbaw honored with George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award

Iowa State University air quality specialist named endowed professor

Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science, has been named the inaugural Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professor. “It is truly an honor to be the first holder of the Iowa Egg Council endowed professorship,” Xin said. “This investment in people and … Continue reading Iowa State University air quality specialist named endowed professor

E-mentor program promotes intercultural relationships and learning

The life of an engineering student includes endless studying, projects, homework and the hunt for internships—all adding up to a busy schedule and little time for socializing. The Engineering Mentors, or E-Mentors, program bridges the gap between succeeding in classes and expanding a social network. E-Mentors pairs two graduate student mentors with two to four … Continue reading E-mentor program promotes intercultural relationships and learning

Cyclone Life blogger dishes on what engineers do

Melissa, a blogger for Cyclone Life and engineering student, talks about the many exciting career opportunities available to engineers.  You’ve heard about engineering. You have a vague idea of what engineers do. Something with math and science, maybe a few Greek letters and lots of impossible looking formulas. They don’t seem to have a life, … Continue reading Cyclone Life blogger dishes on what engineers do

ISU students visit farms during Agriculture Weekend Experience

Learning what it takes to manage an Iowa farm is what Iowa State University students took away from the 2013 Agriculture Weekend Experience (AWE) program. In October, eight College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students spent a weekend in central Iowa getting a new perspective on agriculture. This year’s group included students from China, Austria, … Continue reading ISU students visit farms during Agriculture Weekend Experience

New graduate certificate program in energy systems engineering approved, available next spring

As world energy consumption grows followed by increasing environmental awareness, Iowa State University students will have a new opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and abilities specific to energy system design, evaluation, construction and management. The College of Engineering will be offering a graduate certificate in energy systems engineering starting January 2014. It can be earned on-campus … Continue reading New graduate certificate program in energy systems engineering approved, available next spring

Interdisciplinary leadership program develops leadership skills in engineers

Increasingly, employers are looking for engineering graduates with leadership skills to complement their technical abilities. At Iowa State, community leadership and public service is an academic certificate program designed to develop the leadership, communication and organizational abilities in its graduates, including many engineers. Administered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through the Carrie … Continue reading Interdisciplinary leadership program develops leadership skills in engineers