ABE’s Koziel receives two Publons Peer Review awards

Jacek A. Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, won two Publons Peer Review awards. He was ranked in the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in Environmental Science, ranking 35th overall in that category. Koziel was also ranked as one of the top peer reviewers for Iowa State University.

The Weiler family and Iowa State faculty and staff during the ribbon-cutting for the Weiler Laboratory

Cardinal and gold runs in the blood for the Weilers

When Patrick Weiler graduated from Iowa State in 1980 with a degree in agricultural engineering, he began a tradition of support for his alma matter. The legacy now spans two generations of the Weiler family, including Megan (Weiler) Green (’06 finance), Joel Weiler (’10 nutr sci) and Katelyn (Weiler) Freeseman (’12 civil engr). As Iowa State alums, the Weilers said they are proud to help support future generations of Cyclones engineers.

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is tied for 53rd among 132 public national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” undergraduate rankings released today. Overall – in the magazine’s ranking of 311 national universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors, graduate programs and research capabilities – Iowa State is tied for 115th. Read … Continue reading U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

Schwab: Providing Leadership for Agricultural Safety

Charles Schwab came to Iowa State University 27 years ago because of the university’s reputation as one of the pioneers of agricultural and biosystems engineering. In his time in Ames, it has been Schwab’s goal to make farmers and their families safe while at work and play.

ABE professor to receive Academic Leadership Award at Global Agriculture Leadership Summit

This year at the 10th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit, professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Manjit Misra will be presented with the Academic Leadership award. Misra will also address the morning session with the topic “To feed the future, we must first seed the future”. Misra also commented that the award reflects the good work … Continue reading ABE professor to receive Academic Leadership Award at Global Agriculture Leadership Summit

ABE: Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook Updated

MidWest Plan Service has released a revised and updated version of its “Grain Drying, Handling, and Storage Handbook” (MWPS-13). The publication was developed to assist farmers, elevator managers, equipment dealers, students and others interested in developing grain systems. Now in its third edition, the handbook has been substantially updated and expanded to reflect dealing with … Continue reading ABE: Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook Updated

Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson

Charles R. & Jane F. Olsen Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Steve Mickelson has been given the James R. And Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award. This award honors and recognizes annually an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as the department head/chair of a Biological and/or Agricultural Engineering … Continue reading Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson

Charles Sukup Named Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus

Charles Sukup (BSAgE’76, MSAgE’82) has been named a 2017 recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor recognizes “lifetime achievements and commitment to engineering education” and outstanding contributions in “developing young minds, inspiring the next generation of engineers, and contributing to the advancement of the engineering profession.” Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor … Continue reading Charles Sukup Named Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus

Schwab describes evolution of rollover protective structures

The American Journal of Industrial Medicine says a 2008 report indicates farmers and farm workers 55 and over are nearly twice as likely to die in farm accidents. Of those fatalities, Tractors accounted for 46 percent of those deaths. Fortunately, there are groups working to make tractors safer. Chuck Schwab of Iowa State University Extension describes … Continue reading Schwab describes evolution of rollover protective structures

Helmers: Focusing on water quality

“We’ve been looking at these practices for a long time to identify how we can reduce nitrate loss from drainage systems and optimize crop production,” says Matt Helmers, ISU Extension ag engineering professor and a member of the team that helped develop the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, introduced in 2013.