College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Is there a future leader in the house? Perspectives from design and construction students

While it might sound cliché, it’s also true. The future of our industry will be defined by young people in college and apprenticeships today. What do they expect from and will contribute to a career in the architecture, engineering and construction industry? We put those questions, and many more, to members of the National Design-Build Student Championship team from Iowa State. They provide some interesting insights into future generations of design-builders and also offer advice for student teams considering competing in this year’s DBIA National Design-Build Student Competition.

Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) ISU Student Chapter competed in the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition on April 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. “This organization connects what we learn in class with real-world problems,” said Peiyang Li, a member of WEF at ISU and a student in biological systems engineering. “It provides …Continue reading “Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition”

Corporate Cannabis Cultivation

Maurice Washington spends his days analyzing the environmental impact of legal marijuana cultivation in the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. He recently talked with us about the new challenges, how they’re really old challenges, and how they allow better control of California’s watershed.

Iowa State University Part of Innovative Consortium to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste

Food loss and waste is a global problem that negatively impacts the bottom line of businesses and farmers, wastes limited resources and damages the environment. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), The Rockefeller Foundation and Iowa State University today launched the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction at the 2019 Iowa International Outreach Symposium.

Local robotics team competes in Seven Rivers Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

From April 3rd-6th, Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the Seven Rivers Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After 90 qualification matches, the team was ranked 16th and was chosen for the 8th seed alliance with alliance captain 171 and 2081, putting up a strong fight, but, losing against the 1st seed alliance of 1986, 2481, and 5914.

Professor’s passion for civil engineering lives on through generous scholarship

Friends, family memorialize efforts of late ISU civil engineering faculty member Not many people say they have a passion for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, but James (Jim) Cable did. The Iowa State University (ISU) civil engineering professor was a dedicated teacher and researcher. It’s this dedication that family, friends and industry partners want to memorialize …Continue reading “Professor’s passion for civil engineering lives on through generous scholarship”

ISU ABE outstanding young alum: Danielle Munsch

Danielle Munsch graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology in May 2016. What she likes most about her career? “I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.”

ISU ABE alum weighs in on setting goals and working to achieve them

Raised on a farm in Monona County in western Iowa, Larry Buss earned a degree in ag engineering from Iowa State University. Before graduating in 1968, he worked three summers for the Soil Conservation Service in Sioux City. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Navy in California for two years as an engineer, and then took a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. All of this enabled Larry to “come home.”