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Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar elected to ASCE Fellowship

Dr. Partha Sarkar, professor of aerospace engineering and civil engineering at Iowa State University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE’s 150,000+ members in …Continue reading “Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar elected to ASCE Fellowship”

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.

ASABE Be Inspired video competition

Inspiration can come from a variety of places. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) students Alena Whitaker, a senior in Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), Mike Sserunjogi, graduate student in ABE, and Garrett Onstot, a Uganda service learner, participated the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) one-minute video challenge. 

Paving the way with soy

A biopolymer using high-oleic soybean oil could soon be replacing petroleum-based products in asphalt. Iowa State University research engineers have good news for soybean growers: a soy oil polymer for asphalt paving.

Can Iowans speed up water conservation efforts?

ISU ABE Professor Matt Helmers weighs in on a pressing question: can Iowa speed up its water conservation efforts? And at what point is it too late to make a change?

Cold weather is a benefit to corn still in the fields

An Iowa State University grain quality specialist, Charles Hurburgh says some growers are choosing to leave corn in the fields because the kernels’ moisture content is too high for safe storage.

If one heat lamp is good, is two better?

During the 2019 Pig Welfare Symposium, Suzanne Leonard presented the “Effects of one or two heat lamps on sow behavior and piglet performance in farrowing stalls.”

Innovation Corps at Iowa State: Helping researchers turn ideas into companies