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A unique lab experience for systems engineering students

“I wish I had learned that in school.” Recent graduates ask themselves this many times in the first years of their professional career. But at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE), faculty members like Matt Darr and Bob McNaull are determined to bring the industry experience to the students. Hands-on … Continue reading A unique lab experience for systems engineering students

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Senior lecturer leaves lasting legacy of mentoring and service

Larry Cormicle, Dave and Katy Pepper Senior Lecturer in Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), is retiring this May. Cormicle has been teaching at ISU since 2002, has a 24-year career in the construction industry and has been a construction educator for nearly 29 years. He is a registered … Continue reading Senior lecturer leaves lasting legacy of mentoring and service

After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate

After years of serving on the Iowa State University (ISU) Faculty Senate, University Professor Steve Freeman has decided to step down from his senate duties this spring. Freeman has been involved in the senate since 2001 and served as senate president during the 2011-2012 term. “Steve has shown great commitment to service through his long-time … Continue reading After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate

Testing performance soil equipment, an opportunity for students at Iowa State

Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) has a unique opportunity for students interested in soil-machine interaction. The ISU Soil-Machine Dynamics Laboratory (SMDL) is located at the ISU Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm in Boone, Iowa. Mehari Tekeste, an assistant professor in ISU ABE, leads the laboratory teaching and research … Continue reading Testing performance soil equipment, an opportunity for students at Iowa State

ISU AGC participates in Appalachian Service Project’s Race to Build

A total of 14 construction engineering students from Iowa State University’s (ISU) Associated General Contractors student chapter participated in the 2019 Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Race to Build. This competition was held in Johnson City, Tennessee, at the Bristol Motor Speedway on April 5- 7. The goal of this annual competition is for students to … Continue reading ISU AGC participates in Appalachian Service Project’s Race to Build

ISU ABE welcomes newest members of Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau

Spring 2019 is off to an exciting start for the Iowa State University (ISU) Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, an honor society for professions in technology. ISU’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering has eight new initiates from its current undergraduate classes. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students who are devoted … Continue reading ISU ABE welcomes newest members of Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau

Civil engineering student lands career-changing NASA Internship

Senior in STEM takes on out-of-this-world experience with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) With her feet planted firmly on the ground, Lauren Wibe’s professional career is taking off thanks to her involvement in the elite NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). Starting last fall, Wibe worked in NASA’s Environmental Protection and Management Division within … Continue reading Civil engineering student lands career-changing NASA Internship

Research could lead to less time spent in roadway construction traffic (text-only)

The expression goes that there are two seasons in Iowa: winter and construction season. Ashley Buss, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE) is hoping to help stretch that time between construction (or rehabilitation) and needed repairs to roadways. “Our roadway systems are facing challenges of aging … Continue reading Research could lead to less time spent in roadway construction traffic (text-only)

ISU CCEE research turns analytical eye to building energy efficiency (text-only)

Kristen Cetin, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), is improving the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. The main focus of Cetin’s research lies in developing comprehensive tools to evaluate the energy savings and reliability of occupancy sensors for commercial and residential buildings, including determining … Continue reading ISU CCEE research turns analytical eye to building energy efficiency (text-only)

ISU CCEE research team works to produce engineering design for saturated buffers on Iowa farms (text-only)

Nitrate transport is an issue of growing importance to the economy of the tall corn state. Michael Perez, a construction engineering assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), wants to gain a deeper understanding of saturated riparian buffers. “We will be collecting field data and using lab testing … Continue reading ISU CCEE research team works to produce engineering design for saturated buffers on Iowa farms (text-only)

ISU CCEE faculty member aids U.S. Forest Service in efforts to reduce effects of misapplied fire retardant (text-only)

Chris Rehmann, associate chair of undergraduate affairs and a water resources associate professor in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) Department, is currently conducting research to aid the U.S. Forest Service in its efforts to reduce the effects of misapplied fire retardant. “Even though the aerial drops have a small miss rate, the large … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member aids U.S. Forest Service in efforts to reduce effects of misapplied fire retardant (text-only)

ISU CCEE researcher explores possibility of saving time, money through environmentally-specific road materials (text-only)

Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University (ISU), is studying preventative maintenance for concrete roads. His approach calls for the use and implementation of materials that are known for their long-term performance qualities in specific environments. “The intent is that, by making delivery and construction of concrete more … Continue reading ISU CCEE researcher explores possibility of saving time, money through environmentally-specific road materials (text-only)

Research from CCEE professor could help decrease time spent at stop lights (text-only)

If you’ve been held up at a poorly-organized intersection, Chris Day has a solution to your frustration. Day, a transportation engineering assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), has teamed up with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help monitor the operations of traffic signals. Day’s project looks to develop tools … Continue reading Research from CCEE professor could help decrease time spent at stop lights (text-only)

Winners announced for Eighth Annual ISU CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase

On Jan. 24, the Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosted its annual research showcase and poster competition. The competition was held in Howe Hall Atrium on Iowa State University’s campus. It was the eighth consecutive year that the ISU CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase has taken place. The … Continue reading Winners announced for Eighth Annual ISU CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase