College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Iowa State takes learning beyond traditional classroom with new minor

Iowa State University (ISU) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month, a facility that will help propel the University into answering a major need.

Iowa State researcher weighs in on new solar-powered dehydrator to help small farmers reduce food waste

“If it takes energy and takes resources that folks don’t have to use or to burn, they’re not going to use it,” says Gretchen Mosher, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University. “And it will just become one of those projects that the Western people come in and develop and then it sits there after they leave.”

ISU CCEE associate professor works with Science Journal for Kids to educate young STEM enthusiasts about bed bug infestations

Creepy crawly bed bugs are the stuff of homeowner nightmares. ISU CCEE’s Chris Rehmann has been working with a team of researchers to explore the best practices to help both landlords and tenants deal with this pest. In a recent edition of Science Journal for Kids, Rehmann’s work was featured.

IMSE professor’s research featured in Forbes

A recent Forbes article focused on the impact that virtual reality (VR) has on training forklift operators features research by IMSE Associate Professor Rick Stone. The article cites Stone’s study of welding VR simulations which found a 41.6% increase in certifications and a 23% decrease in overall training time. “VR and AR technology has amazing …Continue reading “IMSE professor’s research featured in Forbes”

New study finds bacterial enzymes could help prevent earthquake damage

A new study published in Canadian Geotechnical Journal suggests that an enzyme derived from bacteria could be used to enhance the stability of certain soils.