Next Step at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Adult learner finds many opportunities to network and make friendships while continuing his adventure  Tim Kimball isn’t your traditional undergraduate construction engineering student. The college junior comes to Iowa State University (ISU) with twelve years of industry experience. He’s got a family and a full-time job. So it’s understandable that the first advice Kimball has … Continue reading Next Step at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Iowa State structural engineering researcher earns prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) funding to increase resiliency of electric power networks under windstorm and aging effects In March, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Iowa State Structural Engineering Assistant Professor Alice Alipour a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Alipour is the principal investigator of the … Continue reading Alipour awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award

McLaren, Taylor, Gronewold, and Shah with their Student Chapter of the Year trophy. Photos courtesy ISU MCA.

Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association wins Student Chapter of the Year

Mechanical Contractors Association of America awards Student Chapter, Educator of the Year to Iowa State students and faculty member On Mar. 28, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) awarded the ISU Mechanical Contractors Association (ISU MCA) with the MCAA Student Chapter of the Year. Brad Perkins, adviser of ISU MCA and senior lecturer of construction … Continue reading Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association wins Student Chapter of the Year

Collaborative learning at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Sophomore student finds abundant opportunities early on in college adventure  It’s only Michael Volk’s sophomore year of college at Iowa State University (ISU). Yet Volk has seen his name as first author on a research paper and has taken leadership positions in the campus chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also … Continue reading Collaborative learning at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Li joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department as fiscal coordinator

Department welcomes new professional and scientific staff member to team Ying Li joined Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) this week as the department’s new fiscal coordinator. Li holds master’s degrees in both accountancy and real estate management from California State University and the National University of Singapore, respectively. … Continue reading Li joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department as fiscal coordinator

ISU AGC takes a group picture during their five work days in the OKC area. Photos courtesy Nathan Pals.

Spring break takes Iowa State Associated General Contractors to Oklahoma for service

Construction engineering students spend five days repairing flood-damaged homes Five days on a beach isn’t Parker Lloyd’s idea of spring break. For the past two years, his vacation has included hard-core volunteer opportunities across the nation with Iowa State University’s Associated General Contractors student chapter (ISU AGC). “When you go on these trips, you get … Continue reading Spring break takes Iowa State Associated General Contractors to Oklahoma for service

Poleacovschi earns fall 2017 PIRS Research Seed Grant for micropolitan resilience studies

Interdisciplinary research explores ways that communities recover from economic shock and methods for struggling populations to adapt Last week, Iowa State University announced the recipients of the fall 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) Grant Program. Cristina Poleacovschi, assistant professor of construction engineering and principal investigator of the research project, “Resilient Micropolitan Areas: Evaluating Coping … Continue reading Poleacovschi earns fall 2017 PIRS Research Seed Grant for micropolitan resilience studies

Nicole Schmidt is the newest chair of the Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. (Photo courtesy Nicole Schmidt).

Ask a Cyclone engineer: Nicole Schmidt

Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) Board of Directors Chair Nicole Schmidt answers questions from engineering students concerning professional goals and work-life balance Note: Earlier this month, students from Iowa State University’s College of Engineering (ISU CoE) submitted questions for Nicole Schmidt, ISU engineering alumna and chair of the ISUAA Board of Directors. Questions could … Continue reading Ask a Cyclone engineer: Nicole Schmidt

Downey right and Laflamme discuss research in a laboratory. Photo by Tindall.

Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

With ingenuity, this civil engineering doctoral candidate earned a patent for research that he completed as an outstanding undergraduate student. If you ask Austin Downey whether undergraduate research affected his goals, you will probably hear this: “It made my career.” “I loved it,” Downey, who is a doctoral candidate studying civil engineering at Iowa State … Continue reading Creative thinking in research: undergraduate opportunities shape career of civil engineering graduate student

Anuj Sharma (second from left) with his research team. The team will work on InterchangeSE for the next three years. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel

Researchers explore stress levels of people interacting in traffic systems through use of augmented reality techniques When you drive through an accident scene, do you feel nervous? Perhaps stressed by the cars swerving in and out, slowing to a crawl and then speeding up. And does your stress affect the traffic situation around you? Researchers … Continue reading Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel

Kevin Prince (middle, in yellow shirt) walks with children in Ullo. EWB members spend time getting to know the community members while working on water distribution centers. Photos courtesy Kevin Prince.

Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana

Civil engineering students work with university student organization to drill mechanized wells for safe water sources in Northern Ghana Ullo is a small village. So small, in fact, that you may have trouble finding it with a Google Maps search. This small village in the northern region of Ghana is where two civil engineering students … Continue reading Engineers Without Borders – Iowa State University Chapter brings water to Ullo, Ghana