Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

John Romal is the environmental lab and safety manager at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). In his current duties, Romal is responsible for research and teaching laboratory operations, including sample preparation for undergraduate students, equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections and general operations. He also collaborates … Continue reading Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

From Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research article, “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort.” When dark, ominous clouds roll through the sky, most people suspect a storm is brewing and shrug it off. Alice Alipour, on the other hand, thinks about how storm-induced winds might force traffic … Continue reading Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Environment for listening and voicing ideas is crucial to graduate student’s Iowa State experience Lauren Schwab wasn’t considering graduate school after she completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State. But then she found a faculty mentor that was unique for a specific quality. Chris Rehmann, a professor of environmental engineering, listened to her ideas. “There’s … Continue reading Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

New leadership to focus on providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education, expanding research with state and global impact as top priorities David Sanders has been named the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment began July 1, 2018. “Engineering is about problem-solving and people,” Sanders says. “Civil, … Continue reading David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

Arabzadeh (center) demonstrates research techniques at PEGASAS' annual meeting. Photos courtesy Arabzadeh.

ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Research on heated pavement technology by College of Engineering student garners recognition from national organization Late last month, Iowa State civil engineering doctoral candidate Ali Arabzadeh was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) with this year’s Outstanding Student of the Year award. The work for … Continue reading ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Personal experience is interwoven in student’s professional goals Being a minority in the United States has given Hongtao Dang first-hand insight into his area of focus. In his role as a doctoral researcher, Dang is studying disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). These are economically or socially disadvantaged persons who, for example, start a business or face … Continue reading Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

ISU CCEE faculty member, team earns inaugural Bridging the Divide grant

Original article by Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research Two interdisciplinary research teams have been selected to receive funding from Iowa State University’s inaugural Bridging the Divide internal funding opportunity, an experimental seed program to holistically address complex societal challenges through new collaborations among university researchers in design, art and humanities, … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member, team earns inaugural Bridging the Divide grant

Find support at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Doctoral student builds a supportive professional, personal community while at Iowa State Some people pursue a doctoral degree. Some travel from long distances to continue their education. And some, like Minas Guirguis, travel from halfway around the world with a family to go to graduate school. That is commitment. “You need support,” the materials engineer … Continue reading Find support at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Grow professionally at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Educational experience at Iowa State provides for growth in technical and soft skills for young engineers “Classes do a very good job of teaching you the technical skills that you need to have as a student.” That’s Chris Levandowski, a master’s student studying structural engineering. And while he understands the seriousness of classes, Levandowski knows … Continue reading Grow professionally at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate student finds abundant interdisciplinary research opportunities at ISU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE) Sajed Sadati had three top considerations when he was looking for a graduate school: his topic of study, his advisers, and the college from which he would earn his degree. He found all three at Iowa State, and … Continue reading Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate transportation engineering student finds caring community 2,000 miles from home Willine Richardson rates Iowa State friendliness as “top-notch.” “It reminds me of home a lot, because of the hospitality …,” she says. “You can meet anyone, from any part of the world, to be honest. I’ve met so many people from different places.” Richardson … Continue reading Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Civil engineering graduates of Spring 2018

Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Department’s 145 graduates share success with families, friends during pre-commencement events On Saturday, May 5, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) hosted its pre-commencement receptions. This spring semester, ISU’s Construction Engineering Program graduated 45 students, and ISU’s Civil Engineering Program graduated 100 students. Families and friends gathered at Ames … Continue reading Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

A group of freshman conduct research during a final session of FRI. Photos by Tindall.

Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

Freshman Research Initiative continues to grow in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) keeps doors open. That’s what Olivia Taylor has found. “I would encourage others to take part in undergraduate research, or doing the FRI opportunity,” she says. “I think a lot of the times, even … Continue reading Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

Mohamed Elkashef (Photos courtesy Elkashef)

CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

Postdoctoral researcher earns first Karas Award in history of Iowa State’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (CCEE) Mohamed Elkashef has been selected by Iowa State University’s Graduate College as the recipient of the 2018 Karas Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering discipline. The award recognizes a superior dissertation … Continue reading CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College