College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Marty Knepper: Outstanding senior in agricultural engineering

Major: Agricultural Engineering

Hometown: Cascade, Iowa

Clubs and activities: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

What would you consider your greatest accomplishment at Iowa State?

Maintaining my 4.0 grade point average.

What’s your favorite memory of your time at Iowa State?

Playing intramural 7 v. 7 soccer with members of ASABE. One of the games in the tournament ended with a sudden death shootout, and I made the winning shot for our team so we could advance.

What’s your favorite place on campus?


What’s your advice for first-year Iowa State engineering students?

Don’t be afraid to make new friends.

What’s one lesson you’re taking away from this challenging pandemic year?

It’s important to stay self-motivated, especially with most classes being online. 

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be working at Unverferth in Shell Rock, Iowa, as a design engineer.