High school teachers, students take CBE learning higher in special ISU programs

Some of the people heading in and out of labs in Sweeney Hall and the BioRenewables Complex during the summer months aren’t typical students – but then, the programs that brought them here aren’t typical either. Once again this summer the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering joined other university departments in the Research Experiences … Continue reading High school teachers, students take CBE learning higher in special ISU programs

Tatas’ group research initiative gets a Bengaluru ‘Address’

The Tata Group will acquire a new address in Bengaluru, the technology and innovation capital of India. The diversified business conglomerate will in September house its group technology office, a team of world-class technologists, in a building named ‘The Address’ in the Outer Ring Road area of the city. The goal for the team, to be headed by the group’s chief technology officer, Gopichand Katragadda, is to develop significantly disruptive products.

Iowa State’s Alleman completes US Department of State, USAID fellowship

Ukraine. Armenia. Moldova. Bosnia-Herzegovina. Jim Alleman, Cerwick Faculty Professor of Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University, provides his environmental engineering expertise to these countries as a way of implementing, in part, key U.S.-eastern Europe policy. Alleman is one of 13 U.S. university professors to complete a 2014-2015 Jefferson Science Fellowship. The Jefferson Science Fellow Program … Continue reading Iowa State’s Alleman completes US Department of State, USAID fellowship

Opinion: Improved testing could reopen bridges

Imagine pulling up to a bridge that you previously used but now is closed to you because of weight restrictions. What will you have to do to get to your destination? How far out of your way do you think you’ll go to complete a delivery or make it home? Well, that is exactly the kind of scenario that happened to me just last year. It was after harvest, and I was taking a shipment of soybeans to the local elevator. I arrived at a small, rural bridge that recently had been given a weight limit that I couldn’t clear. When that happens, it can be a lot more than just an inconvenience.

How to hire top tech talent and keep them engaged

It seems like most companies these days are hurting for technical talent. But Keeper Security, which provides password management and security, manages to consistently hire top developers and coders without offering outlandish salaries or jaw-dropping perks. How do they do it? In an interview with The Enterprisers Project, co-founder and CTO Craig Lurey shares some of the company’s secrets to great hiring.

Iowa State researchers mentor high school student in river contaminant flow study

Diana Rodriguez, incoming senior at Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa, took advantage of an opportunity that most high school students don’t experience – develop research at Iowa State University. Throughout summer 2015, Chris Rehmann, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State, and Lauren Schwab, Iowa State master’s student in … Continue reading Iowa State researchers mentor high school student in river contaminant flow study

Iowa State civil engineering awarded national fellowship for concrete pavement research

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center), which is housed at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), partnered with the Civil, Construction and Environmental (CCEE) department at Iowa State University to receive the Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation J. P. Gleason Fellowship. Peter Taylor, research associate professor of CCEE and director of the … Continue reading Iowa State civil engineering awarded national fellowship for concrete pavement research

Architectural firm hires civil engineering alum

Cannon Moss Brygger Architects (CMBA) announced that Mat Higgins has joined its staff.
Higgins is joining CMBA’s Sioux City team as a structural engineer-in-training. He received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Iowa State University in Ames.

GPM Inc. announces director of engineering

Rob West, CEO of GPM Inc., announced that Terry King was appointed as the director of engineering for the company. In this role, King will oversee all aspects of engineering and design within GPM, as well as coordinate efforts for special engineered products. King brings with him extensive experience in engineering management and over 30 years of industrial manufacturing experience, including heavy machining plant management, foundry and fabrication.