College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

CCEE Graduate Student Receives WTS Chicago President’s Scholarship

Nazik Citir, graduate student within the civil, construction and engineering department, received the President’s Scholarship through the WTS Greater Chicago Area for the 2021-2022 academic year.  “I’m really honored to be awarded this scholarship,” Citir said. “It increases my motivations toward my goals. And also, I believe it will open some new pathways to make …Continue reading “CCEE Graduate Student Receives WTS Chicago President’s Scholarship”

ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Iowa State University’s Fluid Power Club competed and placed in the virtual Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, which was sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions.  The ISU Fluid Power Club received both the Best Presentation and the Innovative Use of Electronics Award for their hydraulically-powered recumbent tricycle. To be …Continue reading “ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition”

Adapting and accomplishing within ABE

Agricultural and biosystems engineering senior, Jolynn Nissen, knew she wanted to pursue the agricultural systems technology (AST) major at Iowa State before entering her senior year of high school.  Growing up in rural Ohio, Nissen had enjoyed solving problems around her family farm and was curious how that could translate into a potential career. Settling …Continue reading “Adapting and accomplishing within ABE”

CCEE Graduate Student receives GPSS Leadership Award

Amir Malakooti, graduate student in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, was recently the recipient of the 2021 Graduate and Professional Student Senate Leadership Award.  This award recognizes graduate or professional students at Iowa State University who hold leadership positions within their college, department or the Ames community.  “I am earnestly grateful and honored …Continue reading “CCEE Graduate Student receives GPSS Leadership Award”

Iowa State NECA Chapter to compete in Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge

Article below was written by Gretchen Mathiason, senior studying Civil Engineering. Edited by Kristine Perkins and Sierra Hoeger for clarity.  The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) student chapter at Iowa State University is competing in the newly formed Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC), sponsored by NECA and ELECTRI International. Previously known as the Green Energy …Continue reading “Iowa State NECA Chapter to compete in Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge”

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”

ISEK FIRST® LEGO® League Explore selected for Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Scale-Up Program

Iowa State University Engineering Kids FIRST LEGO League Explore program was selected as a 2021-2022 Scale-Up Program of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Initiative. The STEM Scale-Up Program offers Iowa K-12 high-quality STEM programs and professional development to inspire Iowa’s youth to pursue exciting STEM careers.

Associate Professor Jing Dong featured within WalletHub

Associate Professor of CCEE, Jing Dong, was featured in WalletHub, in an article regarding the year’s best and worst states to drive in. Below is Dong’s interview, as well as the link to WalletHub’s initial article.   What tips do you have for a person looking to keep the costs of car ownership low? To …Continue reading “Associate Professor Jing Dong featured within WalletHub”

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”