ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

ABE graduate student Mike Sserunjogi was part of a team of three ISU students who won the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge based upon their proposal to increase the shelf life of cassava in Africa, where this staple food typically rots within three days of the original harvest. From the story: “The competition helped me understand my … Continue reading ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

Senior Natalie Hanson receives 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

Natalie Hanson, senior in BSE, has been selected as one of seven honorees for the 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award.  The review and selection committee stated the following: The Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron Award 50 years ago to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and … Continue reading Senior Natalie Hanson receives 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

Ding to receive ISU CYtation award

Yijing Ding, coordinator for the Center on Bioplastics and Biocomposites, will receive the 2017 Iowa State University Professional and Scientific CYtation award.   The honor highlights Ding’s outstanding work and extraordinary contributions that make a positive difference university-wide.  The ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in the Reiman Ballroom at the … Continue reading Ding to receive ISU CYtation award

Darr to present at Purdue’s first College of Engineering distinguished lecture series

ABE professor Matthew Darr will present at Purdue’s first College of Engineering distinguished lecture series.  Darr was invited to speak as one of “five prominent, internationally recognized engineering faculty” with each visit hosted by an engineering division or school and featuring panel sessions along with the lectures.  Darr’s session will take place as follows: * … Continue reading Darr to present at Purdue’s first College of Engineering distinguished lecture series

Koziel receives certificates for “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing”

ABE’s Dr. Jacek Koziel earned two certificates of recognition in “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing” for Trends in Analytical Chemistry (#1 ranked journal in analytical chemistry) and Waste Management (#12th ranked journal in environmental engineering) for being within the top 10th percentile in the number of manuscript reviews completed in the past two years.  

ABE faculty and staff earn CALS Awards

Several ABE faculty and staff recently won CALS awards: Yijing Ding, CB2 Center Coordinator- P&S Outstanding New Professional David Grewell, Professor- Mid-Career Achievement in Research Matt Helmers, Professor and Associate Chair for Research and Extension- Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Tamara Kerns, ITec Academic Adviser- Early Adviser Award Manjit Misra, Professor and Seed Science … Continue reading ABE faculty and staff earn CALS Awards

ABE graduate student Brian Dougherty named 2018 Nuffield International Scholar

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars program announced that Brian Dougherty, an ABE graduate student pursuing his MS in Land and Water Resources Engineering, has been selected as one of two 2018 Nuffield Scholars following a competitive process.  According to the news release, Dougherty will “represent the nation in this global scholarship initiative focused on building … Continue reading ABE graduate student Brian Dougherty named 2018 Nuffield International Scholar

ABE Graduate Student Awards

Several ABE graduate students recently received awards and recognition. Iowa Section ASABE honors went to Brian Dougherty (major professor Matt Helmers) for outstanding M.S. student and Kai Liu (major professor Hongwei Xin) for outstanding Ph.D. student. Graduate College Teaching Excellence Awards were conferred to Ben Smith (major professors Jay Harmon and Steve Hoff) and Chad … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Awards

ABE’s Rachel Barnes selected for 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

ABE’s Rachel Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering and global resources systems, was selected to be featured in the 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar published by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.  She is joined by College of Engineering assistant director of student services and multicultural liaison officer LeQuetia Ancar as a … Continue reading ABE’s Rachel Barnes selected for 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

ITec senior Miguel Rangel invited to speak at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation

Miguel Rangel, graduating senior in ITec, was invited by Associate Dean David Acker to be the student speaker at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation ceremony, citing Rangel’s great work during his time at ISU.  He received the recommendation for this honor from ABE Chair Steve Mickelson. The ceremony takes place on the morning … Continue reading ITec senior Miguel Rangel invited to speak at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation

TSM Technology Capstone posters available on ISU Digital Repository

The Fall 2017 TSM 415 Technology Capstone posters are now viewable in the ISU Digital Repository.  ISU librarian Harrison Inefuku is currently working on linking the posters and final reports that will be completed in Spring 2018 in TSM 216 with an assigned digital object identifier.  The goal is to establish a permanent, open-access record … Continue reading TSM Technology Capstone posters available on ISU Digital Repository

ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award

ABE Ph.D. candidate Somchi Rice was awarded for a paper stemming from her TOX M.S. thesis entitled “Characterizing the Smell of Marijuana by Odor Impact of Volatile Compounds: An Application of Simultaneous Chemical and Sensory Analysis.”  The paper was published in PLOS ONE in 2015 and was co-authored with ABE associate professor Jacek Koziel.  According … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award

Winners announced for ABE 3MT competition

On December 7th, six students from ABE 601 (graduate seminar) participated in the final round of the Three Minute Thesis competition.  The top performers will present their projects at the December 8th ABE faculty meeting.  The following students were ranked highest in the contest: 1st place- Brian Dougherty (M.S. student, Dr. Helmers) 2nd place- Erica … Continue reading Winners announced for ABE 3MT competition