Author: Kate Tindall

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 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

ISU CCEE’s Laflamme appointed Waldo W. Wegner 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

Construction engineering faculty member searches for best disaster response strategy (text-only)

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)

ISU ABE alum named top honoree in New Faces of ASABE

Justin Schuster, EIT, was chosen as the top honoree among class and will represent ASABE at Engineers Week activities in Washington, DC, beginning February 17. Nominated by engineering colleagues and fellow ASABE members, the 2019 class was formally announced this week, at the 2019 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Louisville. Through their professional and extracurricular pursuits, New Faces of ASABE, all 35 years of age or younger, represent the best of a profession that endeavors throughout the world to improve quality of life and make sustainable use of precious natural resources.

2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students

This year’s Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to three graduate students in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Guy Graduate Fellowship was established to promote research in soil and water conservation. Emily Waring is in the second year of her doctoral program. She is advised by Matt … Continue reading 2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students

ENR Midwest recognizes ISU CCEE grad as top professional, “teaching star”

Islam El-adaway (PhDCE2008) was recently recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest as a top young professional of 2019. From the article … El-adaway earned his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in his native Egypt in 2003. He was then hired as a contract administrator for Nile Aster International … Continue reading ENR Midwest recognizes ISU CCEE grad as top professional, “teaching star”

Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students

Suzanne Leonard and Ben Smith are this year’s recipients of the Henry Giese Memorial Scholarship, awarded through Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). This scholarship was established in memory of Henry Giese, a long-time professor in the structures and environment area of ISU ABE. Giese established the Midwest Plan Service and … Continue reading Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students