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Iowa State part of U.S. National Science Foundation newly established artificial intelligence research institute on cyberinfrastructure

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of seven institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of those institutes to include a total of 40 states and the District of Columbia. One of the 11 institutes, called the AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE), is led by The Ohio State University, with Iowa State Professor Hongwei Zhang of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering leading the edge wireless component of that project.

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian of Iowa State University stands next to some computing equipment.

$20 million federal grant launches AI institute for better crops, agricultural production

The researchers behind a new artificial intelligence institute say their work can accelerate the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture are supporting the researchers’ idea with a five-year, $20 million grant to establish an AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture based at Iowa State University.

Iowa State ABE associate professor receives BBI’s Award of Excellence

Kurt Rosentrater, executive director and CEO of the Distillers Grains Technology Council and associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, is the 2021 recipient of BBI International’s Award of Excellence. This award recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to the fuel ethanol industry through their research, technical advisory and/or … Continue reading Iowa State ABE associate professor receives BBI’s Award of Excellence

ABE alumni and faculty win Davidson Prize for innovative grain-drying technology

Haber Technologies received the Davidson Prize at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers during the Virtual Commodity Classic for their DRI-Stack grain-drying and aeration system. The DRI-Stack system dries and manages grains in grain bins using ambient air or heated air in a data-driven, innovative, section-by-section approach. Their design helps cut energy costs … Continue reading ABE alumni and faculty win Davidson Prize for innovative grain-drying technology

2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees

As part of Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) 150-year anniversary celebration, 26 alumni of the CCEE department are being recognized for their professional achievements, service to the profession, community and/or the department, and their high degree of character and integrity. There are two different recognitions: Hall of Fame and Distinguished … Continue reading 2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees

Women in Cyclone Engineering: Elnaz Ebrahimi

International Women in Engineering Day is an annual celebration of the outstanding contributions of women engineers. The theme of this year’s Women in Engineering Day is “Engineering Heroes,” so we reached out to hear the stories of just a few of our Cyclone Engineering heroes, who are innovating in their research and inspiring and educating … Continue reading Women in Cyclone Engineering: Elnaz Ebrahimi

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MSE student receives TMS Light Metals Division Scholarship

Jarrett Loseke, a sophomore in Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Light Metals Division Scholarship. The scholarship is given to full-time undergraduate sophomores or juniors majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on traditional and emerging light metals.

Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been named winners of 2021 college awards, honoring their outstanding accomplishments and contributions: D.R. Boylan Eminent Award for Research Venkataramana Ajjarapu, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Mid-Career Achievement in Research Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Richard C. Seagrave Professor, chemical and biological engineering Early Achievement in Research Kristin … Continue reading Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners

Ground-shifting research: Soil Machine Dynamics Laboratory

  Watch a video of the SMDL and see it in action.   Agricultural and biosystems engineering assistant professor Mehari Tekeste leads Iowa State’s Soil-Machine Dynamics Laboratory, supporting design optimization and evaluating machine systems performance as Ground Engaging Tools (GETs) and Mobility system equipment interacts with soil under various soil compaction levels and research of … Continue reading Ground-shifting research: Soil Machine Dynamics Laboratory