Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?

From NPR’s All Tech Considered: “Last year, Halil Ceylan, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, installed two 15-by-13.5-foot slabs of conductive concrete at a corner of a hangar at Des Moines International Airport. It’s in an area for smaller planes, and Ceylan can turn on the heated pavement with an … Continue reading Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?

Ed McCracken: from Silicon Valley to “Faces of Iowa State”

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alumnus Ed McCracken is featured in the “Faces of Iowa State” portraits painted by artist Rose Frantzen at Iowa State University Brunnier Art Museum. The exhibit opened Aug. 21 and will remain a permanent collection at the Brunnier Art Museum. McCracken said he enjoyed working … Continue reading Ed McCracken: from Silicon Valley to “Faces of Iowa State”

Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams

In today’s technology-driven world, the need to have information instantaneously is growing. Big data can be of large “volume,” meaning the number of bytes required to store the data, as well as high “velocity,” or a high rate of change. The field of analyzing such massive, fast-changing data is called “streaming analytics.” Iowa State University … Continue reading Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is tied for 53rd among 132 public national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” undergraduate rankings released today. Overall – in the magazine’s ranking of 311 national universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors, graduate programs and research capabilities – Iowa State is tied for 115th. Read … Continue reading U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

ABE professor to receive Academic Leadership Award at Global Agriculture Leadership Summit

This year at the 10th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit, professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Manjit Misra will be presented with the Academic Leadership award. Misra will also address the morning session with the topic “To feed the future, we must first seed the future”. Misra also commented that the award reflects the good work … Continue reading ABE professor to receive Academic Leadership Award at Global Agriculture Leadership Summit

Schwab describes evolution of rollover protective structures

The American Journal of Industrial Medicine says a 2008 report indicates farmers and farm workers 55 and over are nearly twice as likely to die in farm accidents. Of those fatalities, Tractors accounted for 46 percent of those deaths. Fortunately, there are groups working to make tractors safer. Chuck Schwab of Iowa State University Extension describes … Continue reading Schwab describes evolution of rollover protective structures

Helmers: Focusing on water quality

“We’ve been looking at these practices for a long time to identify how we can reduce nitrate loss from drainage systems and optimize crop production,” says Matt Helmers, ISU Extension ag engineering professor and a member of the team that helped develop the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, introduced in 2013.

ITec alum to lead LNS America air filtration products

LNS Group officials named Aaron Grell as the new national product manager for the company’s air filtration product line. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University, and an extensive manufacturing background including roles in production management, applications engineering, global project management, and account services, Grell is qualified to help … Continue reading ITec alum to lead LNS America air filtration products

Iowa State named a partner in new Department of Energy bioenergy research center

Iowa State University is a partner institution in a new, $104 million research center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the project will study the next generation of plant-based, sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts. Iowa State team includes Andy Van Loocke, assistant professor of agronomy; and Adina … Continue reading Iowa State named a partner in new Department of Energy bioenergy research center

ASEE presents award to ECpE University Professor Diane Rover

This year the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Electrical and Computer Education (ECE) Division presented the Meritorious Service Award to University Professor Diane Rover of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. The award recognizes a commendable service to the ASEE ECE Division over an extended period of time. Rover was presented with … Continue reading ASEE presents award to ECpE University Professor Diane Rover

Kohl: Bigger cattle require better facility design

Big cattle need plenty of room. The exact amount of recommended space per animal varies by the type of feed yard. Kris Kohl, Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineer, gave a rundown of stocking density guidelines at a cattle stewardship seminar at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Spirit Lake last month.