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EP106: Your Digital Footprint

Digging into the Netflix Original Documentary “The Great Hack” with Iowa State University’s Cyber Security expert Doug Jacobson.

Ep105: Corporate Cannabis Cultivation

We speak with recent Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering alum Maurice Washington about legalized cannabis cultivation and the environmental effects it’s having in Northern California.

Ep104: Flooding Impact On Agricultural Systems

Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director and Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering talks about this spring’s flooding in the midwest, and the effect it will have on agriculture in the state of Iowa.

Ep103: Engineers Without Borders

Iowa State Mechanical Engineering senior Clare Lanaghan tells us about the ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and the project they recently completed in Ullo, Ghana.

Ep102: Flooding Impact on Levee System

Today we talk with Cassandra Rutherford, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering about Iowa’s infrastructure crisis in their levee system, and how this spring’s flooding will further impact our levees.

Ep101: Jill Fratini

Let’s look back to 1978, when the first woman undergraduate from Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering received her degree. Jill Fratini believes engineering teaches resilience and problem-solving. “I think that any woman who wants to pursue a STEM major must have an inherent drive,” she says. “Not to show the world, but to show herself that she can do it.”

Eliot Winer, director of the virtual reality applications center at Iowa State

Eliot Winer named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)

Eliot Winer has been named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) effective July 1. He has served as an associate director of VRAC since 2009, and is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Winer replaces James Oliver, who was named director of the Student Innovation Center earlier this year. In addition … Continue reading Eliot Winer named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.