Broad experience in new CCEE Department staff

No two are alike. That statement describes the five new members of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) staff. Over the past year, the department has added to its staff. And from outreach to advising, each person brings a unique perspective to helping students and faculty succeed. Emily Bowers, Academic Adviser Ask Emily Bowers … Continue reading Broad experience in new CCEE Department staff

CCEE professor earns grant for developing energy-efficient, comfortable buildings

When it comes to energy-efficient buildings, Kristen Cetin looks for a balance between comfort and cost. “The controls that you can propose might save energy but might not make the occupants feel too comfortable,” Cetin said. “If you just turn off the A.C. (air conditioning), yes, you save a lot of energy. But nobody’s going … Continue reading CCEE professor earns grant for developing energy-efficient, comfortable buildings

CCEE students substitute AGC service trip for spring break

Leaky roofs, chipping paint … Jack Viverito paints a vivid picture of houses devastated by storms in Oklahoma City. “You could just see, some of the houses were a complete mess,” Viverito said. “You couldn’t believe [people] were still living in them, when you look next door and [the house] is perfectly fine.” The construction … Continue reading CCEE students substitute AGC service trip for spring break

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Knowledge on Tap – Uniting Iowa State University and the Ames community

About the author: Allison Cargill is currently a mechanical engineering graduate student at Iowa State University working on biosensor development. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University. Allison moved to Ames in 2014 for graduate school and is a third generation Iowa State engineer.  What comes to mind when … Continue reading Knowledge on Tap – Uniting Iowa State University and the Ames community

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Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Gül Kremer has been named the C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Her appointment officially begins Aug. 16. Since 2013, Kremer has held the position of professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; and program officer in the … Continue reading Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

CCEE collaborative research recognized in Measurement Science and Technology’s “Highlights of 2015”

Simon Laflamme knows both his study and the place in which he works. “We do a lot of work on energy in Iowa—wind energy—and at Iowa State,” Laflamme said. For about six years, the Iowa State University assistant professor has been researching soft elastomeric capacitors, or SECs. This May, that research was recognized. Laflamme, along with students … Continue reading CCEE collaborative research recognized in Measurement Science and Technology’s “Highlights of 2015”

ECpE alumnus wins PACE award

Steven Specker (PhD 1970) has been selected for a Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award by Iowa State University College of Engineering. This citation recognizes alumni known for their professional competence and creativity. Sandbulte professor and Chair of the ECpE Department Awards committee, Ian Dobson sent in the nomination for Steven Specker. In Specker’s … Continue reading ECpE alumnus wins PACE award

Graduate Student’s Algorithm Wins Competition at NASA

After receiving the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship in April of 2015, aerospace engineering master’s student Kyle Webb spent 11 weeks at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. During his time at NASA, Webb fine-tuned the aerocapture guidance algorithm that he has been working on as part of his thesis work under Dr. … Continue reading Graduate Student’s Algorithm Wins Competition at NASA

CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU

This week, students and faculty of Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department presented their research to the top minds of their field. And they never had to leave campus. ISU’s CCEE Department hosted the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability’s (PEGASAS) Fourth Annual Meeting. More than 100 participants attended the event, … Continue reading CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU

Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award

Since he joined Iowa State in 2012, Ganesh Balasubramanian, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has been working on developing and implementing learning content for the next generation of students, scientists, and engineers that integrates research with education. He says tying research with student learning is increasingly important and inevitable given the speed of scientific … Continue reading Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award

Alum creates cloud-based application to make payments easier between owners, contractors, and designers.

Throughout his career, ISU alum John Trickel has been providing companies across Iowa with engineering expertise for everything from electrical lighting to plumbing to energy efficiency. Trickel, who earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in 1993, owns the company VGI Design, and the impact of his work can even be seen on Iowa State’s campus … Continue reading Alum creates cloud-based application to make payments easier between owners, contractors, and designers.