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Iowa State researcher weighs in on new solar-powered dehydrator to help small farmers reduce food waste

“If it takes energy and takes resources that folks don’t have to use or to burn, they’re not going to use it,” says Gretchen Mosher, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University. “And it will just become one of those projects that the Western people come in and develop and then it sits there after they leave.”

New screening tool developed by Iowa State University researchers can speed detection of bovine tuberculosis

A new screening tool developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture can dramatically reduce the time to detect strains of bacteria that cause a serious livestock disease and that impact the health of millions of people worldwide.

ISU CCEE associate professor works with Science Journal for Kids to educate young STEM enthusiasts about bed bug infestations

Creepy crawly bed bugs are the stuff of homeowner nightmares. ISU CCEE’s Chris Rehmann has been working with a team of researchers to explore the best practices to help both landlords and tenants deal with this pest. In a recent edition of Science Journal for Kids, Rehmann’s work was featured.

NCEES honors ISU CCEE alumnus and Nebraska professional engineer Michael Conzett for service

Michael Conzett, P.E., of Omaha, Nebraska, has been awarded the NCEES Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to NCEES and the engineering and surveying professions. Conzett received this award at the organization’s 98th annual meeting, held August 14–17, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Iowa State University doctoral candidate strives to make swine barns more efficient, profitable

“I’m striving to have my research be very practical and beneficial for the industry, so that when other producers are reading the results of our research, they’re really not questioning, ‘Is this even similar to what my operation is going to be like for conditions?’ ” Ben Smith, a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, says.

Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association earns Chapter of Excellence Grant

This month, the Iowa State University chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) was awarded a Chapter of Excellence Grant. This grant is awarded by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. This means that the chapter will get $2500 for operating expenses and $5000 for scholarships for the students in the chapter. The chapter at …Continue reading “Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association earns Chapter of Excellence Grant”

Fresh off the assembly line: Power Pullers set to compete with newly built tractor

An ISU ABE student organization that spent the school year designing and building a quarter-scale tractor will enter a lean and versatile machine into a competition in an effort to climb the leader board after a strong showing last year.