College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ME alum named to Board of Directors for Ski Utah

An Iowa State mechanical engineering alum has been named to the board of directors for a Utah-based winter sports membership association. Peter LaBore (BSME’97) was appointed to Ski Utah’s Board of Directors on July 1st. He still serve a three-year term set to expire on June 30, 2020. According to its website, “Ski Utah is …Continue reading “ME alum named to Board of Directors for Ski Utah”

Sarah Ryan Elected Engineering Caucus Chair for Faculty Senate

Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor of IMSE, is the 2017-2018 College of Engineering Caucus Chair for the Iowa State Faculty Senate. Inspired to serve by her commitment to leadership and growth, Ryan shares the following about why she serves on Faculty Senate and what her goals are as caucus chair.   What motivates you to …Continue reading “Sarah Ryan Elected Engineering Caucus Chair for Faculty Senate”

Adding value, advancing energy

Grant Ives is discovering ways to add value to ethanol production. As an undergraduate in industrial technology, he’s worked alongside researchers in the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative lab using Near Infrared Spectroscopy to analyze grain samples for protein, oil, fiber and fat content. His internship has allowed him to make strides towards his real passion— making …Continue reading “Adding value, advancing energy”

50 years powering student success

It was August 1967 when Carl Bern first walked into a classroom at Iowa State University. He began his career in agricultural engineering as a teaching assistant, and has taught students at Iowa State every term since.

ISU Research Park boosts learning, economic development

Deere is setting up a research and innovation center collaborating with, among others, Matt Darr in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department. Darr, who was recently named to the Kinze Manufacturing Fellowship in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, has conducted several projects with Deere, many dealing with biomass harvesting equipment at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm …Continue reading “ISU Research Park boosts learning, economic development”

Iowa State’s industrial playground

Large companies with extensive research and development facilities still seek their help, says Darren Jarboe (’85 ag business, ’86 agronomy, ’12 PhD industrial and ag technology), CCUR’s program manager for technology commercialization, marketing and communication. “Multi-national companies are innovating all the time and sometimes they like the idea of getting away from the company headquarters and …Continue reading “Iowa State’s industrial playground”

Shouse: Keeping up with routine inspections key to keeping grain at high quality through summer

Shawn Shouse, a field specialist with Iowa State University Extension, said producers should inspect their bins when empty to ensure they’re in good condition and they’re not allowing in water. It’s important to keep them clean and dry on the inside to avoid mold buildup and rust.