Iowa State SAE Baja team places first in endurance

The Iowa State Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja team, “Cyclone Racing”, finished their first competition of the year with a first place win in endurance as well as second place in sales and sixth place overall. The competition, which took place from April 14-17 in Cookeville, Tennessee, included 77 national teams and 11 international teams. … Continue reading Iowa State SAE Baja team places first in endurance

Eleven land-grant institutions work across state lines to reduce water contaminants

Eleven land-grant institutions and partner organizations are working together to improve farm drainage in order to reduce the contamination of surrounding land and water. The underground drainage systems that channel water off of fields are also prone to diverting crop fertilizers and pesticides. In 2009, researchers formed the “Project NCERA-217: Drainage Design and Management Practices … Continue reading Eleven land-grant institutions work across state lines to reduce water contaminants

Former department chair wins national award

  S.S. (Mani) Venkata, a former ECpE Department Chair at Iowa State University, was awarded the prestigious Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award at the 2016 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA)  Annual Conference and ECExpo in La Jolla, California this past March. The Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service … Continue reading Former department chair wins national award

Muell, students to pick up trash in effort to improve Lake LaVerne

While on campus Wednesday, students may see their peers at the Lake LaVerne Clean Up, which is a part of Iowa State’s Earth Week celebrations. The event is hosted by The Green Umbrella Club in partnership with students involved in restarting the Greeks Go Green club, as well as Student Government. Although Greeks Go Green has … Continue reading Muell, students to pick up trash in effort to improve Lake LaVerne

Dean Rajala receives national engineer of the year award

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named national engineer of the year by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) – representing 17 multidisciplinary engineering societies from industry, government and academia. Rajala received the award on April 18 at a ceremony in Washington D.C. The AAES national engineer … Continue reading Dean Rajala receives national engineer of the year award

Josh Braby honored as one of Business Record’s Forty Under 40

The Business Record recently announced its 17th annual list of Forty Under 40 honorees. Josh Braby, partner/project manager at Neumann Bros. Inc., was among those honored for 2016. Braby received his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Iowa State in 2006. According to the Business Record, the 40 local business leaders on this year’s list were chosen by … Continue reading Josh Braby honored as one of Business Record’s Forty Under 40

CCEE senior places first at international conference

Kyle Younkin, a senior in construction engineering, walked away from the GeoSmart India conference with a first place title for his conference presentation. His presentation at the conference, which took place from March 1-3 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, was titled “Application of LiDAR and Structure from Motion Data for Road Roughness Evaluation.” The … Continue reading CCEE senior places first at international conference

CBE grad, federal judge Charles Lettow honored as distinguished alumnus

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomed department alumnus the Honorable Charles F. Lettow, who has been honored as an Iowa State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Lettow, a native of Owasa, Iowa, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in 1962, has had a distinguished law career, culminating with a … Continue reading CBE grad, federal judge Charles Lettow honored as distinguished alumnus

Noted engineer and educator Mark Saltzman enters CBE Hall of Fame

Mark Saltzman, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame. He was honored as part of the department’s annual Awards Banquet. An engineer and educator, Saltzman’s research has impacted the fields of drug delivery, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, and tissue engineering. His work … Continue reading Noted engineer and educator Mark Saltzman enters CBE Hall of Fame

ISU CBE students shine in competitions at regional conference

A large contingent of chemical and biological engineering undergraduate students represented Iowa State University in the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Midwest Regional Conference – with some strong results achieved in competitions. More than 30 members of the Iowa State AIChE chapter took part in the conference at Kansas State University, which saw … Continue reading ISU CBE students shine in competitions at regional conference

ISU test results provide six-year snapshot of egg safety

Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis bacterium causing human food poisoning. “The test data also show that the likelihood of a positive environmental test translating into contaminated eggs is extremely low,” said Hongwei Xin, … Continue reading ISU test results provide six-year snapshot of egg safety