Herrera pilots a drone while at work.

Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature

Technology is changing the way engineers tackle challenges in the field. Iowa State civil, construction engineering alums weigh in. Editor’s Note: This past winter, the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) released a survey to construction engineering alumni concerning possible changes to a program publication. In that survey, alums … Continue reading Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature

Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest

Each year, doctoral candidates in electrical and computer engineering from around the world compete in the Test Technology Technical Council E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest. The award serves to promote impactful doctoral student work and provides students with the exposure to the community and prospective employers. Iowa State University’s doctoral candidate in electrical … Continue reading Ph. D. student advances to finals in McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Contest

Srikanta Tirthapura recognized as Kingland Professor of Data Analytics

Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Srikanta Tirthapura‘s career has spanned two decades and taken him across the country and around the globe. More recently, his work in the field of big data has earned him recognition from Kingland, a data processing group based in Clear Lake, Iowa. Tirthapura was awarded a medallion and a … Continue reading Srikanta Tirthapura recognized as Kingland Professor of Data Analytics

The setup for recent research tests conducted by Alipour and Sarkar. Photo courtesy Alice Alipour.

Civil, aerospace engineering faculty team up for NCHRP-sponsored IDEA project

Joint research looks to uncover a design for longer-lasting traffic signal structures When you’re Alice Alipour, you go to the source of the problem. That’s exactly what the structural engineer is doing for her latest project. The Project Profs. Alice Alipour and Partha Sarkar This month, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) informed Alipour … Continue reading Civil, aerospace engineering faculty team up for NCHRP-sponsored IDEA project

Construction Engineering Graduates of 2017 (Photo by Kate Tindall)

CCEE celebrates spring class of 2017 graduates

With blue skies and beautiful weather for graduation day, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) acknowledges success of Class of 2017 More than 120 graduates were recognized during the ISU CCEE Spring 2017 Pre-Commencement Celebration. The celebration, held on Saturday morning at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, commended the … Continue reading CCEE celebrates spring class of 2017 graduates

Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This story was originally published by Ames Laboratory. Iver Anderson also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017. Anderson joins 14 other inductees … Continue reading Ames Laboratory scientist inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants

Bringing home a brand-new Harley Davidson to modify is a little nerve-racking, but that’s what Alex Shaw did to fulfill his dream. “From a young age I realized I couldn’t ride a traditional motorcycle,” said Shaw who is graduating with an agricultural systems technology and industrial technology bachelor’s degree. The nerves in Shaw’s right hand were damaged … Continue reading Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants

ME’s Heise featured on ‘The AV Life’ podcast

Mechanical Engineering senior lecturer Jim Heise was recently featured on The AV Life podcast. Heise appeared on an episode devoted to robotics to discuss his role as faculty adviser for Cyclone Space Mining and his group’s use of robotics. “What we’re trying to do here is design autonomous robots, not quite the same thing as artificial intelligence but … Continue reading ME’s Heise featured on ‘The AV Life’ podcast

Celebrating ECpE alumnus David Altenbernd

David Altenbernd held many titles in his lifetime: Father, Cyclone, WWII veteran, radar expert and philanthropist. But to summarize his life in just a few titles would not do justice to the great adventure that started at Iowa State University. Born in Muscatine, Iowa, in the winter of 1921, Altenbernd was destined to inherit his family construction business. But … Continue reading Celebrating ECpE alumnus David Altenbernd

ISU AGC works on securing the beams of their house (Courtesy AGC)

Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

With winnings from Race to Build, Iowa State students keep on giving If you received $5,000 right now, how would you use it? Though some of us may struggle with this question, the choice for students in the Iowa State University Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) is clear. Give it to someone who … Continue reading Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

Andersen: Manure is valuable, should be treated like fertilizer

According to Daniel Andersen, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, there is about $24 worth of nutrients in 1,000 gallons of dairy manure. “It has lots of potential value but it’s got to get to the right field at the right time and in the right amount,” he said. “There might … Continue reading Andersen: Manure is valuable, should be treated like fertilizer

Agricultural engineering and animal science professor named CALS Assistant Dean for Research

Hongwei Xin has been named the new assistant dean for research in CALS. Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor who holds the Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professorship in the agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science departments, Xin was named to the newly created position effective April 1. He will focus on the promotion … Continue reading Agricultural engineering and animal science professor named CALS Assistant Dean for Research