Iowa State ABE team brings home multiple awards from tractor competition

A team of engineers from Iowa State brought home multiple awards in the International ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition that took place in Peoria, Illinois earlier this month. The ABE Cyclone Power Pullers took home first place awards for Best Appearance, Manufacturability, Innovation, Written Design Report and the Maneuverability categories. The team also won a $500 prize for taking fifth in the overall competition.

ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

ABE graduate student Mike Sserunjogi was part of a team of three ISU students who won the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge based upon their proposal to increase the shelf life of cassava in Africa, where this staple food typically rots within three days of the original harvest. From the story: “The competition helped me understand my … Continue reading ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X

David Eisenmann, associate scientist in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, was selected to receive the 2018 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Faculty Grant Award for the development of a new course in Applied Nondestructive Testing/Evaluation – a Technology Systems Management (TSM) course currently offered as TSM 493C/593C, Workshop in Technology: Manufacturing. The new course … Continue reading New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X

Suzanne Leonard reflects on her Trinect Fellowship experience

Suzanne Leonard, a PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, recently wrapped up her experience as a 2017-2018 Trinect Fellow. This fellowship is funded by the National Science Foundation STEM-C Partnership: MSP program and provides support to graduate students in engineering. As a fellow, Leonard worked in elementary schools alongside elementary teachers … Continue reading Suzanne Leonard reflects on her Trinect Fellowship experience

ABE professors receive university awards

Three professors in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) are 2018 university award recipients. Manjit Misra, Director of the Seed Science Center and professor in the ABE department, received the International Service Award. This award recognizes a faculty member for outstanding international service in teaching, research, or administration within the United States or … Continue reading ABE professors receive university awards

Joshua Peschel, From Disney to Digital Livestock

Joshua Peschel, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, participated in the second annual Iowa State Research Day on March 27, 2018. He presented a four minute talk in the Lightning Talk Program titled “From Disney to Digital Livestock.” Watch his presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWecBSChyWg&list=PLwyYjDb9t-ZzmLC23D7O0AL-gwoZ-Jio8 

Agricultural engineering team competes at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

A group of six agricultural engineering students represented Iowa State University for the first time at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge on April 11-14, 2018. The team designed a human-powered vehicle that used a hydraulic powered transmission. This was a national competition sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and was held at the Danfoss … Continue reading Agricultural engineering team competes at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Xin and Raman selected as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors

Distinguished Professor, Hongwei Xin and Morrill Professor, Raj Raman, were selected as 2017-2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors awarded by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Xin and Raman were selected because of their demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. Xin mentored Yuko Sato, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production … Continue reading Xin and Raman selected as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors

Jia Wen Lee receives ASABE Adams Scholarship

Jia Wen Lee, a senior in agricultural engineering, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) William J. Adams, Jr. and Marijiane E. Adams Scholarship. This yearly scholarship is given to one agricultural or biological engineering undergraduate student with a special interest in agricultural machinery product … Continue reading Jia Wen Lee receives ASABE Adams Scholarship