Workshop to address the strengths and constraints of farmland drainage

Sub-surface drainage is an important part of agriculture in Iowa and a day-long workshop on March 11 will focus on topics of interest that have emerged around farmland drainage. The Farmland Drainage Workshop will be held from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post in Osage, Iowa. The morning session will focus on … Continue reading Workshop to address the strengths and constraints of farmland drainage

Iowa State advances expertise for national highway research program

Iowa State University transportation engineering researchers build upon a national program that aims to improve highway safety and sustainability. Four research faculty members and their student teams were recently awarded four substantial projects from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2). SHRP 2 combines resources from the National Research Council, the American Association of … Continue reading Iowa State advances expertise for national highway research program

Brown Appointed to Iowa Energy Plan Working Group

BEI director Robert C. Brown has been appointed to the “Iowa’s Energy Resources” working group for the Iowa Energy Plan. The plan aims to set state priorities and provide strategic guidance for decision-making while working to encourage energy, economic, and environmental benefits. It’s a joint initiative between the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Dept. of Transportation.

Toying with Technology celebrates 20 years of teaching

Twenty years ago, a course called Toying with Technology℠ was just an idea. Now it is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing engineering concepts to the classroom. Materials Science and Engineering University Professor Dr. Larry Genalo and the late Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Charles Wright designed the course through a Miller Faculty Fellowship … Continue reading Toying with Technology celebrates 20 years of teaching

Ally Smyth named 2015 Design Employee of the Year

“I’m a geek,” that’s how Ally Smyth, the 2015 Design Employee of the Year, describes herself. In her “geekiness” co-workers see a leader and a valuable resource for new technology that always seems to be coming around the corner. The latest technology challenge for the Office of Design is an update to the design software they use.

I Tec alum elected to The Toro Company Board of Directors

The Toro Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected Richard M. Olson, Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Mr. Olson brings the Toro Board of Directors to 10 members. Mr. Olson has served as Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2015. … Continue reading I Tec alum elected to The Toro Company Board of Directors

Attitudes, Infrastructure, and Science–The Barriers to Clean Energy in Iowa

Story originally published for Iowa Public Radio. In Des Moines Thursday Night, the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network hosted a panel about the future of energy policy and technology. One recurring theme was that Iowa is an agent for change when it comes to clean energy. Heather Zichal, a native Iowan, senior fellow … Continue reading Attitudes, Infrastructure, and Science–The Barriers to Clean Energy in Iowa

Professor hopes research will help patients, improve lives

Story originally published for Iowa State Daily by Katlyn Campbell A professor in chemical and biological engineering hopes one day to get her research FDA approved to help patients and improve lives. Surya Mallapragada earned her graduate degree from the India Institute of Technology Bombay, obtained her Ph.D. at Purdue University, had a short postdoc … Continue reading Professor hopes research will help patients, improve lives

Nation’s premier site for water quality science drives progress

Scientists often take many roads that lead to progress. For Iowa State University’s water quality research, an important path has gone through Gilmore City, Iowa. A farm just outside the north-central Iowa town is home to Iowa State University’s Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site, a facility that has been working to further Iowa State … Continue reading Nation’s premier site for water quality science drives progress

Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors

Story originally published by The Ames Laboratory AMES, IA  – U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist and Iowa State University adjunct professor in materials science and engineering Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee credited Anderson for demonstrating a “highly prolific … Continue reading Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors