Category: Department News

Iowa State University College of Engineering launches new environmental engineering major for fall 2020

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering is introducing a bachelor of science degree program in environmental engineering. The new major – approved by the state’s Board of Regents at its April 1 meeting – will begin in the fall of 2020. The environmental engineering program will be part of the college’s Department of Civil, Construction … Continue reading Iowa State University College of Engineering launches new environmental engineering major for fall 2020

Civil, construction and environmental engineering graduate program increases national ranking

The Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) graduate program is exceeding expectations through advanced research and innovation. According to the U.S. News and World Report graduate college rankings, Iowa State is ranked in a six-way tie for No. 27 in the 2020 year for civil engineering, which is up from No. 36 in … Continue reading Civil, construction and environmental engineering graduate program increases national ranking

Image of corn connected to electronic sensors at Iowa State's Plant Sciences Institute.

A Fitbit for Plants

We all wear or know someone who wears a fitness tracker, or an activity monitor. But what sort of impact could be made on food security if we had a tracker for our plants’ health?

Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

Ethan Secor’s family has a long history with Iowa State. This includes his grandfather, Gerald Secor (B.S. ‘48), along with 15 living ISU alumni, and extends back over a century. Secor will continue this family tradition when he joins the ME faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2020. Secor grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, … Continue reading Secor brings family history and expertise in aerosol jet printing to Iowa State

Divyesh Kumar

Q&A with 2020 Goldwater Scholar Divyesh Kumar

Divyesh Kumar, a junior in chemical and biological engineering from Ames, has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. The nationally renowned scholarship recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors who aspire to work in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering research fields.

ME alum Edgar Stanton helped to lead Iowa State through 1918 flu pandemic

More than a century ago, Iowa State’s campus grappled with a pandemic that it had never seen before. In August 1918, a Spanish flu outbreak hit at a time when the world was already engulfed in the final months the First World War. Even Ames, Iowa, saw the economic and cultural impact caused by both … Continue reading ME alum Edgar Stanton helped to lead Iowa State through 1918 flu pandemic

Iowa State University named exemplary program for diversifying engineering education

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named Iowa State University a top institution for diversifying engineering education based on admissions policies, practices and processes. According to a press release from the organization, NAE received nominations from accredited four-year undergraduate schools with engineering or engineering technology programs. The submissions were reviewed by an NAE-appointed committee … Continue reading Iowa State University named exemplary program for diversifying engineering education

Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand

Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand Running your own remote business can be hard, but Bailey Steinfadt, a 2010 graduate in computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, is always up for a challenge. Driven and constantly learning through multiple facets, she … Continue reading Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand