Author: Sierra Hoeger

CCEE Graduate Student Kanika Lamba receives ADSC scholarship

Civil, construction and environmental engineering department Ph.D. student Kanika Lamba is a recipient of an ADSC International Association of Foundation Drilling 2020-2021 scholarship, acknowledging work done with foundation drilling.  Lamba was awarded the Bill Maher Memorial Scholarship which is worth $3,000.  “The society is very much known in our field, so this is very honorable,” … Continue reading CCEE Graduate Student Kanika Lamba receives ADSC scholarship

CCEE’s Buss receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship

Ashley Buss, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, recently received the Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship.  Buss is one of two Iowa State University researchers to receive this award during this most recent awarding period.  With this fellowship, Buss hopes to increase research and testing … Continue reading CCEE’s Buss receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship

CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

  A-M Tahsin Emtenan, graduate student in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, received an honorable mention and several awards for a recent research article.  “The paper studied both the impact of stop bar detection zone length and lane- or approach-based detector assignment on the ability of performance measures to accurately identify whether split … Continue reading CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

APEX-E still gives incoming students opportunity to connect through virtual programs

Paiton Pumroy, incoming freshman, checks a Facebook group chat. A prompt is waiting for her in the APEX-E group, connecting her with dozens of other students, professors and mentors within the program.  A prompt such as sharing your favorite food along with the recipe, or what look you decided to go with today, whether it … Continue reading APEX-E still gives incoming students opportunity to connect through virtual programs

Food and Agricultural Traceability? There’s a class for that.

FSHN 653X, “Food and Agricultural Traceability,” combines three of Iowa State’s majors into one course where students learn about current issues and concepts of food and agricultural product traceability in the United States from production to consumption.  The course includes aspects from agricultural and biosystems engineering, food, science and human nutrition and was in collaboration … Continue reading Food and Agricultural Traceability? There’s a class for that.

Four new faculty joined CCEE department

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering  added four new members to its faculty this semester.  Tom Foldes, associate teaching professor, Katie Madson, assistant professor, Jonathan Wood, assistant professor, and Onur Avci, research assistant professor joined the department in August.  To be entering the field of research and teaching during a time … Continue reading Four new faculty joined CCEE department

InTrans director awarded Faculty Mentor Award

Director of the Institute for Transportation Shauna Hallmark has been awarded the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award.  This award recognizes faculty members within Iowa State’s mentoring program who exceed expectations and are nominated by “mentees” to receive this award. 2020 is the seventh year the Exemplary Faculty Mentor awards have been awarded.  Hallmark is one of … Continue reading InTrans director awarded Faculty Mentor Award

Shields receives learning communities early achievement award

Civil engineering academic adviser Katie Shields was awarded the 2020 Learning Communities Early Achievement in Learning Community Coordination Award in June.  This award is given by the director of Learning Communities to an Iowa State faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in learning community coordination early within their careers.   Shields has been … Continue reading Shields receives learning communities early achievement award

CCEE and ECpE “Glass Box” research published

In-Ho Cho, assistant professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering, Qiang Li, graduate student studying electrical and computer engineering, Rana Biswas, adjunct professor at ECpE and Physics and Astronomy and scientist at the Microelectronics Research Center, and Jaeyoun Kim, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, recently had research published in “Nature Communications Physics,” a … Continue reading CCEE and ECpE “Glass Box” research published

Iowa State ABE lab makes in-house desk shields

  After a virtual department meeting in May, Hoa Chi took it upon himself to create Plexiglass desk shields to be used once employees start working in the office again rather than purchasing them from an outside company.  Chi, a teaching lab coordinator in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, typically helps students with research … Continue reading Iowa State ABE lab makes in-house desk shields

Iowa State alum turns passion project into a reality with the help of Boyd Lab

When Sebastien Mueller (‘19 mech engr) was young, his dad told a story about his quest to “save the Dahu,” a goat whose legs are shorter on one side than the other, making it so Dahus can only walk in circles around their mountain homes. The story was the inspiration behind the name for the … Continue reading Iowa State alum turns passion project into a reality with the help of Boyd Lab

Cyclone Energy to compete in ELECTRI Green Energy Challenge for twelfth year in a row

Six Iowa State Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering students hope to be the reigning champs for the seventh year in a row of the ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge, which is sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association.  The Green Energy Challenge invites student chapters from across the nation to compete and participate.  … Continue reading Cyclone Energy to compete in ELECTRI Green Energy Challenge for twelfth year in a row

CCEE’s Brianna Lawton receives Fulbright scholarship for research in Ghana

Cyclone Engineer Brianna P. Lawton, a doctoral student in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department, recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Lawton is one of three recipients … Continue reading CCEE’s Brianna Lawton receives Fulbright scholarship for research in Ghana