Archives for July 2016

From “teaching” science to “doing” science: High school educators enjoy research in CBE

“There is a change in science teaching standards going on. It is a shift in approach from ‘teaching’ science to ‘doing’ science,” says Jeremy Morrow, a science teacher at Hoover High School in Des Moines. As a participant in this this year’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, that philosophy will impact how he educates [Continue Reading…]

Team PrISUm qualifies ninth for American Solar Challenge, believes it has found speed

ISU CCEE alums, students put education to work building U.S. Bank Stadium

Iowa State University (ISU) alumna Ashley Kruger and her fellow engineers at Mortenson Construction take deadlines seriously. They have to. They are one of two partner firms that have managed the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On July 22, the Minnesota Vikings, Mortenson Construction and partners celebrated the ribbon cutting of the [Continue Reading…]

ISU faculty, staff and students win big at ASABE in Orlando

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering faculty, staff and students were once again a strong presence at the annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) conference. More winners will be announced in upcoming Inside magazines (ASABE publication): 2016 ASABE Major Award Winners: Carl Bern: Sukup Global Food Security Award Mark Hanna: SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety [Continue Reading…]

Three AerE professors investigate de-icing for NASA

Three aerospace engineering professors are combining their talents to investigate a widespread issue in the field of aerospace engineering. Ashraf Bastawros, Wei Hong, and Hui Hu will all contribute their expertise to a three-year NASA project which will explore mitigating icing on aircrafts. NASA, seeking data on reducing ice adhesion, as well as improving ice [Continue Reading…]

ISU CCEE team sweeps student UHPC beam competition

Chris Levandowski knows what makes a team work. “The most important things in developing a successful beam and team are dedication and communication,” the structural engineering student said. Last week, Iowa State CCEE students took first place in the First International Interactive Symposium on Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Student Competition. Levandowski was one member of that [Continue Reading…]

Ag engineering alum treks across Illinois at record pace

Just as she’s done the past four summers, Kelsey Regan, who graduated with her masters in agricultural engineering last year, plans to pedal one leg of next week’s RAGBRAI — the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. She initially purchased a bike five years ago from Healthy Habits in Bettendorf to participate in the weeklong event, [Continue Reading…]

AST alum plans new grazing system

Before Allamakee County livestock producer Ryan Collins, a 2009 graduate of the ag systems technology program at Iowa State University, purchased his own farm in 2011, he knew the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service could help him plan a rotational grazing system through previous experiences with the agency on land his family rented.

Sriram Sundararajan named associate dean for Iowa State University College of Engineering

Sriram Sundararajan has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The appointment took effect July 1. Sundararajan joined Iowa State in 2002 and is currently a professor in the mechanical engineering department. He also serves as professor in charge of the Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State researchers describe copper-induced misfolding of prion proteins

Local orgs partner up to offer Engineering Kids Camps

3D Paper Based Microbial Fuel Cell Gives Decent Output Power With Zero Current Consumption