Iowa State advances expertise for national highway research program

Iowa State University transportation engineering researchers build upon a national program that aims to improve highway safety and sustainability. Four research faculty members and their student teams were recently awarded four substantial projects from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2). SHRP 2 combines resources from the National Research Council, the American Association of … Continue reading Iowa State advances expertise for national highway research program

Iowa State civil engineering graduate student showcase puts on greatest performance yet

Fifty Iowa State University graduate students showcased their research Dec. 3 at the 5th Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. About 100 fellow students, faculty, staff, family, friends and alumni attended the event, which was held on the entire second floor of Town Engineering Building. Since 2011 … Continue reading Iowa State civil engineering graduate student showcase puts on greatest performance yet

Women Engineers Today: Meet Shauna Hallmark

The following is an excerpt from Go!, an online magazine produced by the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation intended for teens on education and career opportunities in transportation. Jacqueline Nester writes: “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we’re going,” … Continue reading Women Engineers Today: Meet Shauna Hallmark

Iowa State remembers environmental engineering pioneer Bob Baumann

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University celebrates the life of E. Robert “Bob” Baumann – international educator, engineer and pioneer of Iowa State’s environmental engineering program. He died in Ames on Oct. 23, 2015, at age 94. Baumann, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus in civil and construction engineering, brought … Continue reading Iowa State remembers environmental engineering pioneer Bob Baumann

Iowa State construction director named Construction Owners Association of America president

Dean McCormick (BSConE’81), director of Iowa State University design and construction services, was recently named president of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) beginning in 2016. McCormick’s appointment as president was announced at COAA’s 2015 Fall Owners Leadership Conference, held in Henderson, Nev., earlier this month. COAA’s membership includes public and private owners who … Continue reading Iowa State construction director named Construction Owners Association of America president

Institute for Transportation research takes novel approach to integrating climate into transportation planning

The following post was originally published by the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation on Nov. 23, 2015. Iowa State University climate researchers have led the development of a new method that could help transportation departments to better plan for excessive flooding, the type of which has closed and damaged some of Iowa’s and the … Continue reading Institute for Transportation research takes novel approach to integrating climate into transportation planning

Iowa State extends winning reign at Midwest construction management competition

Iowa State University construction engineering students won three divisions in the 23rd Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 4 Construction Management Student Competition. The event was held Oct. 21-24, 2015, at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, Neb. Iowa State won the commercial, design-build, and heavy highway divisions, and placed second in this year’s specialty … Continue reading Iowa State extends winning reign at Midwest construction management competition

Iowa State professor, former grad student win international award for prestressed concrete research

Sri Sritharan, the Grace Miller Wilson and T.A. Wilson Endowed Engineering Professor at Iowa State University, partnered with an industry colleague to win a top international award for advancing prestressed concrete design in seismic regions. The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal honored Sritharan and Ataur Rahman (PhDCE’08), a senior structural engineer at the Ontario Ministry of … Continue reading Iowa State professor, former grad student win international award for prestressed concrete research

Inaugural Iowa State University Greenwood Department Chair named

On Sept. 30 Iowa State University President Steven Leath installed Terry Wipf, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), as the inaugural Greenwood Department Chair. Faculty, staff, and department friends attended the medallion ceremony held at Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall. Don (BSCE’76) and Sharon (BSFamEnviro’75) Greenwood … Continue reading Inaugural Iowa State University Greenwood Department Chair named

Iowa State MCA earns second national Chapter of Excellence Grant

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) Iowa State University chapter recently received special national funding for student chapter scholarships and activities. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) awarded Iowa State, also known as the Mechanical Specialty Contracting Student Chapter, the 2015 Chapter of Excellence Grant, which allocates $5,000 for student scholarships and $2,500 for chapter … Continue reading Iowa State MCA earns second national Chapter of Excellence Grant

Iowa State NECA a 2-time Green Energy Challenge Champion, earns Chapter of the Year

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Iowa State University chapter recently won the 2015 ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge – a repeat accolade as Iowa State defended its 2014 national title. They also won NECA Student Chapter of the Year. Both honors were recognized at the NECA Convention held Oct. 2-6 in San Francisco. ELECTRI … Continue reading Iowa State NECA a 2-time Green Energy Challenge Champion, earns Chapter of the Year

Ashley Buss: Iowa State civil engineering experience comes full circle

Ashley Buss has dedicated herself to Iowa State University, both as a student and now as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). Buss was hired Aug. 16 as an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in civil … Continue reading Ashley Buss: Iowa State civil engineering experience comes full circle

How Iowa State civil, construction engineering alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone

One of Iowa State University’s largest construction projects had many Iowa State civil engineering and construction alumni and students at the helm. Students and graduates put their skills to practice on the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone, a fast-paced, $37.4 million project that opened in August 2015. The Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone … Continue reading How Iowa State civil, construction engineering alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone

Iowa State awarded multidisciplinary NSF project to improve response of structures to high wind

Iowa State University civil engineering and aerospace engineering researchers partner to improve a structure’s resiliency to wind hazards. Iowa State recently received a 3-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that focuses on the development of high-performance structural control systems for wind response mitigation. The multidisciplinary research team comprises Simon Laflamme, the project’s principal investigator … Continue reading Iowa State awarded multidisciplinary NSF project to improve response of structures to high wind

Iowa State, industry partners dedicate $5.3M biopolymers pilot plant

Iowa State University, in partnership with many state and national organizations, is one step closer to commercializing bio-polymers. More than 200 Iowa State faculty, staff and students, as well as university corporate and government partners, celebrated the dedication of the $5.3 million Bio-Polymer Processing Facility August 26. The new facility at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research … Continue reading Iowa State, industry partners dedicate $5.3M biopolymers pilot plant