Volunteers dig in at ABE

Approximately 60 people — including landscape professionals from around the state and horticulture faculty and students from Iowa State and Kirkwood Community College — participated in a Sept. 11 service day project outside Sukup and Elings halls. The volunteer crew installed an estimated 1,950 perennials and grasses, 73 shrubs and 22 trees, and hand-spread about … Continue reading Volunteers dig in at ABE

Dalal named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vikram Dalal, Thomas Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) was named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor by Iowa State Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert in a ceremony on Sept. 22. Dalal, who has directed the MRC since 1999, has been working in the solar energy … Continue reading Dalal named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

ABE Building Dedication

ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. “I’m pleased to dedicate Elings and Sukup halls as the anchors of our beautiful Biorenewables Complex,” said ISU President Steven Leath. “They … Continue reading ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

College of Engineering faculty and staff recognized with university’s most distinguished awards

Eleven College of Engineering faculty and staff were among those honored during Iowa State’s University Awards Ceremony, held Sept. 22, 2014. Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering: Regents Faculty Excellence Award, Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award Tonia McCarley, assistant director of Center for Biorenewable Chemicals: Regents Award for Staff Excellence Vikram Dalal, … Continue reading College of Engineering faculty and staff recognized with university’s most distinguished awards

A glimpse into the completed Biorenewables Complex

Steve Mickelson, chair of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, sat down with The Des Moines Register to talk about the newly constructed Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, which now house ABE on the campus’ west end. The Register also featured the artwork, “Floating World,” which is a tribute to agricultural progress hanging … Continue reading A glimpse into the completed Biorenewables Complex

Mufit Akinc

Mufit Akinc receives two faculty awards

Materials science and engineering professor receives Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award. Mufit Akinc was recently recognized by his peers and graduate students with two prominent awards. During Iowa State’s University Awards Ceremony held on September 22, 2014, Akinc received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence that is given … Continue reading Mufit Akinc receives two faculty awards

Tonia McCarley receives award at University Awards Ceremony

NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) faculty member awarded Regents Award for Faculty Excellence Tonia McCarley was nominated by her peers for the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, which she was awarded on September 22, 2014 at Iowa State’s University Awards Ceremony. McCarley was honored to be nominated for the award, ““It’s such … Continue reading Tonia McCarley receives award at University Awards Ceremony

Toby Cruz: NASA intern, Air Force ROTC cadet, civil engineering student

Civil engineering senior Toby Cruz has experienced a notable internship and extracurricular activities while pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University. Soon after completing final exams in December 2013, Cruz completed a NASA internship application and gathered faculty recommendations within one weekend. One month later, NASA offered him two internships during summer 2014. He accepted … Continue reading Toby Cruz: NASA intern, Air Force ROTC cadet, civil engineering student

MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU agriculture experts available to comment on 2014 harvest

Charles Hurburgh, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering Hurburgh, an expert on grain storage, said Iowa farmers may have dodged a freezing-cold bullet last weekend when the possibility of a frost didn’t pan out for the vast majority of cropland in the state. “We got lucky,” he said. “Most of Iowa was about one degree … Continue reading MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU agriculture experts available to comment on 2014 harvest

Susan Heller: Engineering to a career in medicine

1981 IMSE alumna uses engineering degree to excel in medical school From storming the football field after a win against Nebraska to all of her engineering knowledge “clicking” during thermodynamics, Susan Heller’s experience at Iowa State was more than she could have ever imagined. Heller, who graduated in a 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading Susan Heller: Engineering to a career in medicine