ISU Extension ag engineer Mark Hanna told attendees that a proper planter setting is critical for the row crop. He advises placing the corn seed at a soil depth of 2 inches using down pressure to ensure consistency of seed placement, and having the disk openers set such that they would hold a piece of …Continue reading “Hanna: Integrating cover crops and livestock operations”
PrISUm Solar Car Team – Iowa State University’s solar car racing team – is set to unveil its newest model: “Penumbra.” The team will have a public showing to unveil its newest car on Friday, June 2 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. Penumbra differs from past models in that it’s …Continue reading “PrISUm Solar Car Team to unveil its latest solar car model”
This Memorial Day, we would like to recognize the mechanical engineering students and alumni who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. All of the names on this list are also inscribed on the walls of the Gold Star Hall inside the Memorial Union. World War I Pvt. Harold Allen – Harold …Continue reading “MEs who gave the ultimate sacrifice”
Two ME assistant professors recently had their work featured on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers‘ (ASME) news site. Nicole Hashemi and Reza Montazami – along with researchers from ISU’s Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, the Neuroscience program, and the Center of Advanced Host Defense Immunobiotics and Translational Medicine – published a paper in the journal Biomacromolecules last …Continue reading “ME assistant professors’ research featured on ASME news site”
Representatives from Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering recently met with officers of APOSGRAN at the Bolsa de Cereales in Rosario, Argentina, to discuss plans for a faculty-led study abroad course in Argentina in May 2018.
The 2017 Cyclone Power Pullers hope to build on the success of previous years by refining concepts and components that worked well in past competitions. The team designed and built their quarter-scale tractor, called the ExCYter, from scratch this academic year.
Technology is changing the way engineers tackle challenges in the field. Iowa State civil, construction engineering alums weigh in. Editor’s Note: This past winter, the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) released a survey to construction engineering alumni concerning possible changes to a program publication. In that survey, alums …Continue reading “Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature”
Each year, doctoral candidates in electrical and computer engineering from around the world compete in the Test Technology Technical Council E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest. The award serves to promote impactful doctoral student work and provides students with the exposure to the community and prospective employers. Iowa State University’s doctoral candidate in electrical …Continue reading “Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest”