Archives for 2015

Eugene Sukup: Fall 2015 Honorary Degree Recipient

Mr. Eugene G. Sukup is founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., the largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer. As an entrepreneur and civic-minded philanthropist, he has made many groundbreaking contributions to state, national and global agriculture. Mr. Sukup and his wife, Mary, established Sukup Manufacturing Co. in 1963 with its first product, the [Continue Reading…]

An Iowa State program enhances teaching of STEM in elementary schools

Story and video originally posted by Iowa State University News Service.  Iowa State University and Des Moines Public Schools recently received a $4.5 million grant to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math in elementary schools. The Trinect program brings together a Des Moines teacher, an ISU student teacher, and a graduate engineering [Continue Reading…]

Engineering a Nicaraguan adventure

In Nicaragua, they have a saying, “Que le vaya bien,” which means “may you travel well.” For a few Iowa State engineering students, their travels to Nicaragua for a design course went beyond what they ever could have imagined. That’s because while they were there, they had the opportunity to impact the lives of Nicaraguans for the better.

Steffenson Professorship elevated to Steffenson Chair for CBE’s Brent Shanks

Dr. Brent Shanks of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been named the inaugural Mike & Jean Steffenson Chair. Shanks, who is also Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), was joined in a medallion ceremony by donors Mike and Jean Steffenson, Iowa State [Continue Reading…]

Three students represent Iowa State University at the National and Regional level of the National Society of Black Engineers

Courtney Towles, Christian Miller, and Chloe McPherson are leading the way for future black students in STEM. To learn more about each student, click the photo.

Courtney Towles: Missouri Zone vice chair

Born in New York City, Courtney Towles, felt right at home with Iowa State University. Towles discovered her love for engineering at a young age and knew that being an engineer was the right path for her.

Chloe McPherson: National publications chairperson

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chloe McPherson has made great strides as an Iowa State University student and as the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) national publications chairperson.

Christian Miller: Region V chairperson

When Christian Miller was growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, he wasn’t really focused on school and was a bit mischievous. College was definitely not the first thing on his mind.

Generations of research, recommendations, results

Carl Pederson, an agricultural specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach who has conducted research at the site, says long-term research sites reduce farmer risks associated with experimenting with new practices and products.

Jerry Allen: Building a successful career off the foundations he learned at Iowa State

Jerry Allen, a 1955 Iowa State University graduate, has led a life full of twists and turns, but through it all he found a way to make the most of things.

Converting nitrate to the air

Michelle Soupir, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has two woodchip bioreactor projects currently underway. Her main interest is efficiency. Soupir studies the effectiveness of the bioreactor system and fill materials in removing nitrates from tile water drainage. She hopes her projects add valuable field data to support the use of bioreactors to [Continue Reading…]

Prairie Strips improving soil health

Over time, there have been about 50 faculty members, scientists, post-docs and graduate students involved in the project. Schulte Moore shares STRIPS leadership with Matt Helmers, in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, and works with the team to promote the concept through demonstrations and meetings for farmers.