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Liming Xiong joins aerospace faculty, plans to create new research lab

As the College of Engineering welcomes several new members to its faculty this fall, the Department of Aerospace Engineering gains professors who intend to build on Iowa State’s growing research program. Liming Xiong has big plans for the university, including integrating materials research into the aerospace engineering discipline. After spending many years working on materials … Continue reading Liming Xiong joins aerospace faculty, plans to create new research lab

Chen and Zhang take second in MOPTA Competition

IE graduate students Bokan Chen and Leilei Zhang won second place in the MOPTA (Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Application) 2014 competition. They presented their work August 13-15 at Lehigh University and were advised by Lizhi Wang. The following description appears on the competition website: “The management of the electricity system is fundamentally changing and becoming increasingly challenging. This … Continue reading Chen and Zhang take second in MOPTA Competition

IE senior leads new ISU student organization

Steven Way, senior in industrial engineering, combined his passions for soccer and giving back to others to create a new student organization at Iowa State. The organization, Pencils of Promise (PoP) at Iowa State University, is a service organization that is part of an international mission to build sustainable schooling programs in four countries around … Continue reading IE senior leads new ISU student organization

Sarah Ryan selected to present at IEEE meeting

Professor Sarah Ryan presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting July 28 in National Harbor, Md. The paper, “Scenario Reduction for Stochastic Unit Commitment with Wind Penetration,” was authored by Ryan and PhD student Yonghan Feng and named one of the Best Conference Papers submitted.

Student engineers among Move-In Crew, carry the freshman load

Cars slowed to a crawl around campus Aug. 19 and 20 for freshman move-in days while thousands of students and their totes of clothes, DVDs and plastic dishes were clustered in dorm parking lots. “When I was with my sister when she moved in Illinois State University, it took a couple hours,” said Thomas Siegele, freshman … Continue reading Student engineers among Move-In Crew, carry the freshman load

Fluid Power Journal Profile: Dr. Brian Steward

Dr. Brian Steward, PhD, PE, CFPHS, has taught fluid power courses since 1999 when he joined the faculty of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. He developed a fluid power lab that is used for engineering and technology courses. His educational background includes degrees in Electrical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering from South Dakota … Continue reading Fluid Power Journal Profile: Dr. Brian Steward

Ames places first in top 10 best college towns 2014

Written by Livability.com College students make up more than half of the population in Ames, Iowa, which is our pick for the best college town. While Ames is more college than town, it provides those not attending Iowa State University with excellent quality-of-life amenities including affordable housing and an assortment of restaurants, cultural attractions, parks and … Continue reading Ames places first in top 10 best college towns 2014

Alumni and Friends Show Enthusiastic Support for Marston Hall Transformation

Graduates of the Iowa State University College of Engineering and other friends who know the college and the profession well are some of the biggest supporters of the Marston Hall revitalization. These alumni and friends recognize a state-of-the-art facility is needed to address the exciting growth and evolving educational needs of the college. They are … Continue reading Alumni and Friends Show Enthusiastic Support for Marston Hall Transformation

Talk about water quality and pest resistance management at Iowa State’s Farm Progress Show Exhibit

Exhibits at the ISU tent at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Aug. 26-28, will contain information related to best management practices for improving water quality and pest resistance, and information about ISU’s involvement in protecting crops against pest resistance and state efforts to improve water quality. Demonstration plots outside the tent will offer a … Continue reading Talk about water quality and pest resistance management at Iowa State’s Farm Progress Show Exhibit

Impressive salaries for recent CALS, ABE graduates

CALS Career Services has released the annual salary summary for December 2013 and May 2014 graduates earning bachelor’s degrees. The report is the largest ever, with 17 universities participating and more than 3,020 salary data points. The agronomy sector had the highest overall average increase of 2.85 percent, according to Mike Gaul, career services director. … Continue reading Impressive salaries for recent CALS, ABE graduates

Remembering Leo Peters

Mechanical engineering professor emeritus, Leo Peters (82) passed away July 20, 2014. Dr. Leo Charles Peters was a presence in the mechanical engineering department for thirty-five years who preferred spending time mentoring students to doing research. Peters served as an academic adviser in addition to being a professor and researcher, and he enjoyed helping foreign … Continue reading Remembering Leo Peters

ABE faculty to lead monitoring of Black Hawk Lake watershed

A new monitoring effort of the Black Hawk Lake watershed by Iowa State University researchers will answer some lingering questions regarding the long-term impact of land management practices on water quality. Michelle Lynn Soupir, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, said the five-year duration of the study will allow the research team to … Continue reading ABE faculty to lead monitoring of Black Hawk Lake watershed

Ben Sloan: solving problems for farmers

Ben Sloan originally majored in mechanical engineering because he wanted to work on cars. However, he eventually became interested in computers and computer software, leading him to his current career at AgSolver. AgSolver offers services that integrate high-resolution data with environmental process simulation and scalable cloud computing resources, providing access to precision agricultural data that … Continue reading Ben Sloan: solving problems for farmers