Archives for September 2016

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Hurburgh: After tests, some flood-damaged corn may be fed to livestock

Iowa farmers who had flooding in their corn fields may have the option of feeding some of that grain to livestock, but the corn must be tested first. “If the grain has been actually flooded, that is uncontrolled flood water over top of either the ear or the pod, then FDA — Food and Drug Administration [Continue Reading…]

ME lecturer focuses on engaging undergraduate students

As a young student in her home country of Italy, Paola Pittoni remembers it was strong teachers that had the greatest impact on her. Now as a mechanical engineering lecturer herself, Pittoni hopes that she can leave just as lasting an impact on her students. “The reason I wanted to be a lecturer is because [Continue Reading…]

ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering

Campus celebrates comprehensive renovations that preserve history and focus on educating future Cyclone Engineers On Thursday, Sept. 29, the campus community and public gathered to rededicate Marston Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the building’s east lawn. Marston Hall, which has served as home to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University for [Continue Reading…]

Mallapragada recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in university ceremony

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been officially recognized as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the University Awards ceremony. She was presented with a framed certificate by Iowa State University President Steven Leath and Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert. The title of distinguished professor honors exemplary [Continue Reading…]

Faculty, staff recognized at University Awards Ceremony, annual College of Engineering Convocation

Ten faculty and staff members of Iowa State University’s (ISU) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) received university and college recognition at this year’s university-wide Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony and College of Engineering Convocation. The department also celebrated recent faculty awards at its 34th Annual Civil Engineering Fall Banquet. At the College [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory researchers developing new steel for better electric motors

Researchers from Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory are leading development of a new kind of steel for the motors in electric vehicles. The new steel would help make the motors smaller, lighter, more powerful and more cost effective. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting the work with a three-year, $3.8 million grant.

Engineering runs in the family for three generations of ISU alums

For the Cargills, engineering is a family matter. Three decades of Cargills have walked the halls of Iowa State University beginning with Patty Cargill’s father – Lyle Feisel – who studied electrical engineering in the late 1950s and early 1960s. After earning his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from ISU, Lyle went on to have [Continue Reading…]

Harvest-related publications included in food safety series available from Iowa State University

“Increased production coupled with consumer demands for food safety assurance require good manufacturing practices and the training to support them, at all levels of the grain market,” said Charles Hurburgh, professor-in-charge of the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. “Market activities are much more interrelated than in the past.”

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa State experts available to comment on 2016 harvest

Charles Hurburgh, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering Hurbugh said producers will face challenges on several fronts during this year’s harvest. Alternating periods of precipitation and high humidity across the state have created favorable conditions for high moisture and mold in the crop, which means grain quality will vary for many producers, he said. “The [Continue Reading…]

Hartmann, ABE contributes to “The Fifth Muse”

Artist Norie Sato’s third and latest campus installation dangles above the east entrance of the College of Engineering’s newly reopened Marston Hall. “The Fifth Muse” — aptly named to complement the four iconic limestone sculptures that grace the facade of the 113-year-old building — resembles a mobile, with individually designed mixed-media objects suspended from two [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Chevron team up to develop pilot plant, advance biofuel technology