Three Cyclone Engineers named to Iowa Farm Bureau Farm Strong Squad

Cyclone Engineers are hardworking, community-minded leaders in the classroom, in the lab…and on the playing field. Three College of Engineering student athletes are members of this year’s Iowa Farm Bureau Farm Strong Squad, chosen for exemplifying the determination, strength, and character of Iowa’s farmers.

Building a network of diverse STEM researchers at SACNAS conference

Iowa State’s chapter of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is building a innovative, powerful, and inclusive national network of STEM researchers. Chapter members recently attended the SACNAS national conference, where Iowa State’s leadership presence is growing. Read more about the group’s experience at the conference – and learn how you can get involved.

ABE’s Brumm receives AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award

Tom Brumm, Mary and Charles Sukup Global Professor of Food Security, received an AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Iowa State’s Brenton Center. The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes excellence in commitment to online teaching, outstanding teaching methods, innovative course design and delivery and contributions to the field of online teaching.

Bühler Establishes Lecturer in Feed Technology Position

A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016 as a post-harvest engineer and feed technologist in Iowa State’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Cyclone Engineers honored at Homecoming alumni awards ceremony

Nine Cyclone Engineers received top alumni awards at the Iowa State University Alumni Association 2017 Honors and Awards Ceremony. ANSON MARSTON MEDAL by the College of Engineering Dr. James L. Melsa, electrical engineering ‘60, Naperville, Ill. James L. Melsa, dean emeritus of the ISU College of Engineering, is a distinguished scholar, an award-winning educator, and a visionary corporate … Continue reading Cyclone Engineers honored at Homecoming alumni awards ceremony

ABE’s Barnes wins best poster honors at 2017 Borlaug Lecture

Rachael Barnes, a senior in biological systems engineering, won best poster in an undergraduate and graduate student poster competition at the 2017 Borlaug Lecture on Oct. 16. The competition was sponsored by Iowa State’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Nutritional Sciences Council for posters about research in the area of world food … Continue reading ABE’s Barnes wins best poster honors at 2017 Borlaug Lecture

ABE’s Chopra wins Best Speaker award at ASEE CIEC conference

Shweta Chopra, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, was selected as Best Speaker at the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2017 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration meeting. Chopra’s talk was titled “Efficiently Teaching Engineering and Technology Students through Effective College Industry Partnerships.” Chopra will be honored at a special award luncheon at the … Continue reading ABE’s Chopra wins Best Speaker award at ASEE CIEC conference

ABE’s Darr and McNaull awarded patent for grain mass flow estimation method

Matt Darr, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Robert McNaull, program coordinator in agricultural and biosystems engineering, were awarded a patent for a new grain mass flow estimation technique. From the patent abstract: “a method of calibrating a mass flow sensor while harvesting grain includes sensing an accumulated mass of a portion of grain … Continue reading ABE’s Darr and McNaull awarded patent for grain mass flow estimation method

An image of Marston Hall, the historical building that serves as the administrative home for Iowa State's College of Engineering

Marston Hall renovation earns LEED Gold award

A two-year, $27 million interior gutting and rebuilding of Marston Hall has earned a Gold award in the LEED green building rating system. More than 25 percent of the LEED credits for Marston Hall reward energy efficiency. As designed, natural gas and electricity use is 38 percent lower than state code requirements. Additional achievements are in the acoustical quality of the classrooms and auditorium, and that 89 percent of the construction waste generated during the renovation was recycled, rather than sent to a landfill.

Cyclone Engineering postdocs honored for research contributions

The College of Engineering is home to 52 postdocs, who make valuable contributions to Cyclone engineering research.

“Postdoctoral associates are key members of the College of Engineering’s research efforts,” said Arun Somani, associate dean for research. “Postdocs bring specialized experience and knowledge and offer creative, fresh ideas and approaches to their research groups and serve as role models. They also help teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in hands-on experiential engineering experiences.”

Read more about four engineering postdocs’ experiences.

Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?

From NPR’s All Tech Considered: “Last year, Halil Ceylan, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, installed two 15-by-13.5-foot slabs of conductive concrete at a corner of a hangar at Des Moines International Airport. It’s in an area for smaller planes, and Ceylan can turn on the heated pavement with an … Continue reading Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?