College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Celebrating Women in CCEE: Lauren Bockholt

Celebrating Women’s History Month this March, Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is highlighting past, present and future women in engineering. Lauren Bockholt, a Senior Project Engineer at Ryan Companies, is an Iowa State Alumni graduating with her bachelor’s in construction engineering (ConE) in 2017 and her master’s in structural engineering in 2018. She has always been structurally minded and has been making architects’ visions a reality in the field in her career.

CBE’s AIChE student group to host regional conference at Iowa State in April

The chemical engineering spotlight will shine brightly on the Iowa State University campus April 8-10. That’s when the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will host the Institute’s 2022 Mid-America Student Regional Conference.

Gift from AerE alumna creates new scholarship, advancements for student programs and Spaceflight Simulation Laboratory

Aerospace engineering alumna Laura Seidensticker is giving back to the department with a generous donation in support of an Iowa State aerospace engineering undergraduate scholarship and funding for updating of the department’s neutral buoyancy tank in the Spaceflight Simulation Laboratory.

CCEE Alum Ali Arabzadeh Receives Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Award

One of only three papers accepted with no Canadian authors, Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s Ali Arabzadeh received the 2021 Elaine Thompson Editor’s Award for ‘Best Written Presentation’ for the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association.

From International Construction to Aquatic Chemistry: CCEE Welcomes Two New Faculty

As the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) begins a new semester, two faculty members start a new chapter of their careers here in CCEE at Iowa State University.

Joseph Charbonnet, assistant professor in environmental engineering, and Steven Johnson, professor of practice in construction engineering both began their faculty positions this semester. 

Alumna Lori Ryerkerk of Celanese Corporation enters CBE Hall of Fame

Lori Ryerkerk, an alumna of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), has been inducted into the CBE Hall of Fame. She accepted the honor November 18 as part of the department’s Honors and Awards ceremony that celebrated student scholarships, fellowships and other achievements.

Contributing to civil engineering education one scholarship at a time

Iowa State University alum Richard Gumtau had a more than five-decade career as a highway engineer which took him all over the country and even other parts of the world. Gumtau’s journey is an aspiring one though it almost ended before it even started because of the academic and financial hurdles he faced his freshman year of college. This would eventually inspire him to support students so they would not need to encounter the hardship he endured.

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