Ben Crawford (B.S. 2006 ag and biosystems, M.S. 2009) environmental services director for Prestage Farms of Iowa, is featured in a new video (linked below) about Iowa pork producers’ cooperation with researchers to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land.
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Not one. Not two. But THREE undergraduate students worked on this article in ScienceDirect. Connor Theisen, Heather Murphy and Nicholas Anastasi co-authored this paper with Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and recent ISU graduate Austin Downey. Their work proposes a new class of passive friction devices with programmable hysteresis loops.
Jill Fratini forged a unique path as an engineer and a working mother. Fratini is the first woman to graduate from ISU with an undergraduate degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
A new film about seeds that takes viewers across the globe and onto Iowa farms will make its debut this weekend. The film, helmed by the director of the ISU Seed Science Center, is meant for a wide audience and captures the science and beauty of seeds.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently selected Norman Friedrich, P.E., civil engineer, with the Iowa NRCS in West Union as the agency’s nominee for Federal Agency Engineer of the Year (FEYA). Friedrich was one of 32 finalists for the award which was announced Feb. 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Camille Nelson, Research Scientist at POET, grew up on an acreage in Minnesota, where she was always curious about agriculture.
Alyvia Steenhoek, a graduate student studying sustainable agriculture, is the recipient of the David L. Calderwood Fellowship.
A new study published in Canadian Geotechnical Journal suggests that an enzyme derived from bacteria could be used to enhance the stability of certain soils.
Leadership has been Rachel Barnes’ specialty at Iowa State. Through ISU’s Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), she has served as a student role model, student role model coordinator – a position that reaches more than 7,000 K-12 students every year, leadership studies peer mentor, and residential peer mentor.
Policies requiring landlords to disclose a rental unit’s history with bedbugs may raise costs to landlords over the short-term, but over the long-term they are an effective way to reduce infestations and lower costs, according to a just-published study.
Today, women teaching at Iowa State University (ISU) probably don’t worry about finding a place to live near campus. Students, faculty and alums may be surprised to find that, prior to 1922, both female students and faculty members sometimes struggled to find housing.
Master Builders of Iowa presented Mike Tousley, executive vice president and general manager of The Weitz Company, with its Build Iowa Award during the 2019 MBI Annual Winter Conference.
Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) has named Anuj Sharma the Pitt-Des Moines Inc. (PDM) Professor in Civil Engineering. “Contributions such as these form stepping stones to explore transformative solutions for next generation civil infrastructure systems,” Sharma said of the professorship. Sharma is an associate professor of transportation engineering … Continue reading ISU CCEE’s Sharma appointed Pitt-Des Moines Inc. Professor in Civil Engineering
Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) has appointed Simon Laflamme the Waldo W. Wegner Professor in Civil Engineering. “This professorship enables innovative research projects that could yield exciting opportunities for our department,” Laflamme said. Laflamme is an associate professor of structural engineering. His research interests include structural health monitoring, … Continue reading ISU CCEE’s Laflamme appointed Waldo W. Wegner Professor in Civil Engineering
Connections and institutional effectiveness shape how different communities respond to post-disaster housing reconstruction. A key example is Puerto Rican communities rebuilding after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Cristina Poleacovschi, an assistant professor in construction engineering, wants more effective reconstruction. “Identifying the institutional challenges that household members experience when a disaster hits emphasizes the organizational … Continue reading Construction engineering faculty member searches for best disaster response strategy (text-only)