Author: Sierra Hoeger

Three CCEE women receive Builder’s Association Scholarship

Earlier this month, three civil, construction and environmental engineering students received a scholarship award from The Builder’s Association. Out of 21 applicants from Iowa State, Eleanor Bryan, Lauren Beardsley and Sadie Brockett were selected to receive the award and attend the Builder’s anniversary event: Building Leaders.  Established in 1994, The Builder’s Association Scholarship Foundation encourages … Continue reading Three CCEE women receive Builder’s Association Scholarship

Shane appointed chair of Transportation Research Board committee

Jennifer Shane has been named chair of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Construction Management (AFH10). Shane is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and is the director of the Construction Management and Technology Program at the Institute for Transportation. “Becoming chair is a great opportunity to work … Continue reading Shane appointed chair of Transportation Research Board committee

Nanosurfactant discoveries appear in Nano Letters

Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his team had research published in Nano Letters, a high-impact journal published by the American Chemical Society. The research is centered around the activation and creation of “Plasmonic-Magnetic Nanosurfactants for Encapsulation and Triggered Release.” The team behind the research includes postdoctoral research associates Fei Liu; … Continue reading Nanosurfactant discoveries appear in Nano Letters

Pothole research to improve water quality

Pothole depressions are a common feature in Iowa’s agricultural landscapes that flood following periods of significant rain and also tend to be places of low crop yield. Professors of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Michelle Soupir and Amy Kaleita, are designing a new conservation practice to reduce phosphorus losses from these in-field “hotspots.”   Kaleita and Soupir … Continue reading Pothole research to improve water quality

Cyclone Energy places first; seventh year in a row

For the past seven years, Iowa State’s Cyclone Energy has placed first at the ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge. For the seventh consecutive year, Cyclone Energy managed to place first, despite COVID-19 changing the course of the competition.  Josh Zeien, senior in construction engineering, admits that COVID-19 “threw a wrench in the system,” when it … Continue reading Cyclone Energy places first; seventh year in a row