College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Miller undergrad education grants awarded to faculty

Nine Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) faculty are involved with Miller faculty grant projects. The Miller Faculty Fellowship Program seeks to provide opportunities to better understand undergraduate academic programs.

Faculty will build on innovative undergraduate teachings and improve the standard of undergraduate curriculum using new methods of teachings at Iowa State.

 The selected faculty has 12 months to meet goals in their academic programs. The projects run from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. A final report is due by the end of July in 2023. The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will hold a Miller Faculty Fellowship Research reception at the end of the fall where fellows will present their project results.

In total the five proposals selected for the 2022-2023 academic year are:

  • Promoting systems thinking through resilience-oriented design in civil engineering core curriculum, $15,000

Alice Alipour and Nathan Miner, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

  • Empowering students for robotic construction era: A technology-enabled course module for 3D printing of structures, $25,000

Behrouz Shafei, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

  • Integrating industry-defined nontechnical skills into the curriculum, $25,000

Katherine Madson, and Jennifer Shane, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

  • Project-based entrepreneurship within Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) outcomes, $10,000

Anuj Sharma, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

  • Enhancement and curriculum development for the Construction and Infrastructure Visualization Laboratory, $20,507

 Roy Sturgill, Brad Perkins, and Renee Fleming, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering