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Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Iowa State University recently launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI). Iowa State is partnering with the KNUST College of Engineering to implement institutional capacity building through its student organizations Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Faculty and …Continue reading “Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology”

Maier Honored with 2020 Sukup Global Food Security Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented the 2020 Sukup Global Food Security award during their virtual meeting this year, July 13-15, to Dirk Maier, a professor in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to global food security through research, outreach and teaching.

Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 2 in U.S.

According to the newly released U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” rankings in the biological/agricultural engineering category, Iowa State’s agricultural and biosystems program is the No. 2 ranked undergraduate program among all national public universities for the second year in a row. Iowa State is tied for second with two other universities. “We …Continue reading “Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 2 in U.S.”

Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

EPA awards nearly $4 million in funding to five research institutions As part of its 50th anniversary celebration and recognition of Environmental Emergency Preparedness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday $3,997,876 in funding to five institutions to conduct research to build resilience in communities and among groups, including children and older adults, …Continue reading “Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters”

ABE faculty, students receive ASABE awards

Five faculty and two students in the Iowa State Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering received awards during the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers annual international meeting. The meeting was held virtually this year from July 13-15. Award winners: Adina Howe New Holland Young Researcher Award  Howe is an ABE assistant professor and …Continue reading “ABE faculty, students receive ASABE awards”

Sensory “skin” detects cracks in bridges

A new sensory skin developed by a group of researchers is the first scalable monitoring technology capable of automatically detecting, localizing and quantifying fatigue cracks in bridges – something that is nearly impossible for inspectors to see during a routine visual inspection. The team, comprised of civil and mechanical engineers from Iowa State University, The …Continue reading “Sensory “skin” detects cracks in bridges”

Peterson: Ex-ISU football All-American Ben Bruns helps save lives before returning to the sidelines

Ben Bruns remembers the date like he remembers his anniversary, significant family birthdays and the day in 2020 when he returns for another year of Iowa State football sidelines radio reporting.

ISU robot still reports to work, even during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of everyday life, but one researcher at Iowa State University continues to work uninterrupted in a laboratory for hours a day, painstakingly watering and measuring plants to study the effects of drought.

Iowa State University College of Engineering launches new environmental engineering major for fall 2020

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering is introducing a bachelor of science degree program in environmental engineering. The new major – approved by the state’s Board of Regents at its April 1 meeting – will begin in the fall of 2020. The environmental engineering program will be part of the college’s Department of Civil, Construction …Continue reading “Iowa State University College of Engineering launches new environmental engineering major for fall 2020”

This super strong concrete could repair aging bridges. Here’s what’s standing in the way

As part of the PBS Newshour’s Breakthroughs series, special correspondent Cat Wise visited research labs on campus to learn more about ultra-high performance concrete. Iowa State associate research professor Brent Phares and engineering grad student Quin Rogers discussed UHPC research and what their team has been doing to help make infrastructure safer.    

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