Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship awarded to Kate Klavon

Kate Klavon—a senior in agricultural engineering—has always been interested in the environment, and her time at Iowa State has been devoted to preparing herself to find solutions to environmental problems. With the help of the Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship, Klavon has been able to pursue her interests in agriculture and the environment. She has … Continue reading Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship awarded to Kate Klavon

Iowa State engineers upgrade pilot plant for better studies of advanced biofuels

Lysle Whitmer, giving a quick tour of the technical upgrades to an Iowa State University biofuels pilot plant, pointed to a long series of stainless steel pipes and cylinders. They’re called cyclones, condensers and precipitators, he said, and there’s an art to getting them to work together. The machinery is all about quickly heating biomass … Continue reading Iowa State engineers upgrade pilot plant for better studies of advanced biofuels

InTrans team awarded TRB Best Paper in Geology

On Jan. 13 Iowa State University Institute for Transportation (InTrans) researchers received the 2013 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Geology and Properties of Earth Materials Section Best Paper Award. Researchers include Richard L. Handy Associate Professor David White (MSCE’99, PhDCE’00), geotechnical engineering doctoral student Peter Becker, clinician Pavana Vennapusa (MSCE’04, PhDCE’08), Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa … Continue reading InTrans team awarded TRB Best Paper in Geology

USPOULTRY recognizes Xin as industry workhorse of the year

Dr. Hongwei Xin, professor, associate chair for research and director of the Egg Industry Center for Iowa State University was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed honor is given annually by USPOULTRY in recognition of dedicated … Continue reading USPOULTRY recognizes Xin as industry workhorse of the year

CoE students win poster contest at LSAMP IINSPIRE conference

The LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Conference, held at Hawkeye Community College on Nov. 8, was a winning day for both students and staff of Iowa State University. Two College of Engineering students brought home prizes for their original posters, while Katrina Williams—academic adviser in aerospace engineering—received the Outstanding Mentor Award for a faculty or staff member. … Continue reading CoE students win poster contest at LSAMP IINSPIRE conference

Hu invited to give plenary lecture at International Symposium on Flow Visualization

Hui Hu, professor of aerospace engineering, has been invited to give the plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Flow Visualization (ISFV). The symposium will be held in Okinawa, Japan on June 24-28, 2014. Hu’s talk will focus on his research in two main areas; his recent progress in developing a novel molecule-based flow diagnostic … Continue reading Hu invited to give plenary lecture at International Symposium on Flow Visualization

BEI’s BRT Program Announces Spring 2014 Graduate Fellows

Written by Robert Mills Bioeconomy Institute Three one-year graduate fellowships, administered by the Bioeconomy Institute, have been awarded as part of the Leading the Bioeconomy Initiative. These competitive graduate fellowships were funded through an appropriation from the Iowa Legislature. The Biorenewables Resources and Technology (BRT) Graduate Committee reviewed all applicants and selected the recipients. The … Continue reading BEI’s BRT Program Announces Spring 2014 Graduate Fellows

Civil, construction, environmental engineering job rates higher than all-occupation rate

Iowa State University graduates in civil, construction and environmental engineering should see higher-than-average increases in job opportunities for the next decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its most recent Occupational Outlook Handbook, which says that construction management, civil engineering and environmental engineering job opportunities combined should increase by 140,000, or 17.3 percent, by … Continue reading Civil, construction, environmental engineering job rates higher than all-occupation rate

Brown and Team Awarded Patent Key to BEI Research

Written by Robert Mills Bioeconomy Institute A team headed by Robert Brown, BEI director, has been awarded a patent for bio-oil fractionation. “We have built much of our research around this technology,” Brown said. The patent, number US 8,476,480, was awarded in July 2013 to Brown; Samuel Jones, a former scientist with BEI’s Center for Sustainable … Continue reading Brown and Team Awarded Patent Key to BEI Research

Iowa State Associated General Contractors chapter named America’s best

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Iowa State University chapter recently received its ninth first place award in the AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest. The first place award recognizes the U.S. student chapter that best undertakes a project that benefits the local community – whether it’s the school campus, a community organization or private … Continue reading Iowa State Associated General Contractors chapter named America’s best

Helmers Named to Dean’s Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Matthew Helmers, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has been named to the Dean’s Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A ceremony honoring Helmers was held on campus Jan. 17. As the holder of the Dean’s Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences, Helmers will enhance his research … Continue reading Helmers Named to Dean’s Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Levitas gives invited talk at Materials in Extreme Environments Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting

Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, gave an invited talk at the Materials in Extreme Environments Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting in Towson, MD, Dec. 10-11. The main goal of this meeting was to discuss promising future directions in the fundamental study of materials under … Continue reading Levitas gives invited talk at Materials in Extreme Environments Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting

Hundreds of students to compete for Iowa FIRST LEGO League championship

The team of middle schoolers didn’t know how to make an app. Neither did their teacher. But that didn’t stop them. And so, when the “Rubble Busters” from Maxwell show up for the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, they’ll demonstrate a mobile app that … Continue reading Hundreds of students to compete for Iowa FIRST LEGO League championship