Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Described in the March 15, 2017, article “Award-winning engineer’s career inspired by 4-H project,” Rachel Pichelmann (BSCE2009) recalls one test in particular in high school. “I remember taking some sort of career aptitude test and it showed that I should pursue some sort of science or technology career,” Pichelmann said. “I still remember thinking, ‘Oh, whatever … Continue reading Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Chuck Jahren (right) answers Brandon Sleep's (left) question during ConE 322 (Photo by Tindall)

“Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Professors use newest learning models to encourage real-world problem-solving Brandon Sleep preps thoroughly for any construction engineering (ConE) 322 lecture. He doesn’t mind watching video lectures outside of class. That’s because ConE 322 is a hybrid learning classroom. Students have to come prepared. “We do the homework in class, and we have a guide from the lectures … Continue reading “Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

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Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

Iowa State transportation engineering faculty hit high gear analyzing highway safety data in part two of second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) This semester will be busy, as Iowa State University (ISU) researchers propose traffic safety models for SHRP2, or the second Strategic Highway Research Program. “This is all about saving lives,” says Sandra Larson. … Continue reading Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

Jake Uglem (Photo by Craig Carrol Photography)

Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA

Cyclone Hockey’s Jake Uglem strikes a balance on the ice and in class If the first round of semester tests is stressful for you, imagine navigating class responsibilities while balancing an athletic schedule. Jake Uglem doesn’t have to imagine. Balancing responsibilities is a regular thing for the Cyclone Hockey defenseman. Uglem, an Iowa State University (ISU) junior … Continue reading Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA

Iowa State EERI team and their adviser, Dr. Jeramy Ashlock, at 2016 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition (photo courtesy Bin Cai)

Students prep for 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute at Iowa State seeks donations to compete in March competition On March 7-10, Iowa State University’s Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) student organization will travel to Portland, Oregon, to compete in the 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition. The team is currently seeking donations from individuals and companies to defray the cost … Continue reading Students prep for 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

CCEE student interviews with Raker Rhodes Engineering associates (Photo by Tindall)

How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

Industry partners share tips for making your next career fair one for the books Every year, thousands of students attend Iowa State University’s (ISU) two Engineering Career Fairs. So in the bustle to get résumés printed off or get that interview outfit ready, remember these top tips from industry partners.  Research, research, research Every industry … Continue reading How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

Banquet honoring Dr. Richard Handy and speakers in geotechnical engineering are highlights of upcoming Iowa ASCE conference The Iowa chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be hosting its Geotechnical Engineering Conference on March 8-9 at the Scheman Building of the Iowa State Center in Ames. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. … Continue reading Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

Iowa State, Air Force Research Laboratory develop real-time structural health monitoring technology

Iowa State University (ISU) and Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) explore the fastest methods of detecting damage to next-generation systems In January, researchers at Iowa State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate began collaboration to develop the fastest methods of conducting high-rate state estimation for complex systems, including aircraft, spacecraft … Continue reading Iowa State, Air Force Research Laboratory develop real-time structural health monitoring technology

Eco-friendly lighting improves research facilities at CCEE

Sustainable LED lights increase reliability of tests while reducing energy consumption and creating safer work environment Picture this: you are in a research lab working on an experiment. The results are crucial to your work. You want be as precise as possible, right? Recent updates to three different research areas of Town Engineering Building will … Continue reading Eco-friendly lighting improves research facilities at CCEE

Sandra Larson with Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award (Credit: Iowa Department of Transportation)

CCEE alumna receives Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award

Sandra Larson honored for outstanding achievements in highway research This January, Sandra Larson (BSCE’88, BSBIOL’75) received the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). According to the board, the award recipient is recognized for “outstanding research in the field of transportation research.” Larson, the director of … Continue reading CCEE alumna receives Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award

Two-time Eisenhower Fellow earns national recognition for research

Master’s student excels during Transportation Research Board presentation Patricia Thompson is not just a two-time Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow. This month, the transportation engineering master’s student earned best oral presentation at the 2017 Transportation Research Showcase. “Receiving the award means, to me at least, that I was able to make people take an interest … Continue reading Two-time Eisenhower Fellow earns national recognition for research