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Honoring excellence: Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions and new patents

Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.

Dr. Manure: Filling fields at the forefront of environmental awareness

Not all of us spend a lot of time talking about it – that is, until we smell it. But for Dr. Manure, it’s a different story. Dan Andersen, also known as Dr. Manure, is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering that’s pretty much the expert to go to on the topic of manure.

Welcoming Ryan McGehee, new assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering

“My research empowers informed decision-making by predicting the impacts of various management strategies on food production, environmental health, and more recently, climate change impacts and mitigation. I hope my research enables us to find a way to more than meet the needs of all people on Earth and to do so in a way that we will never jeopardize our ability to do so in the future.”

Exploring engineering excellence: Students are immersed in innovation at Sukup Manufacturing Facility visit

Students in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) gained firsthand experience in the engineering industry with their latest classroom trip – a visit to the Sukup Manufacturing Facility, a facility known for its innovation and cutting-edge technology.

Advisors open horizons with classroom visits to campus facilities, bringing new experiences to class

Research and industry work go hand in hand in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). That’s why the department, through the leadership of the ABE Advising Office, hosts several tours throughout the year for students across the department.

Brittini Brown: “Iowa State served as a launchpad for me in discovering that my education was my own and I could take the reins”

Going into graduate school, Brittini Brown was ready for an adventure unlike any other adventure she had before. And a new adventure was exactly what she had as a grad student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Madalyn Moline: A power and machinery engineer following a dream to improve ag systems and make a difference

Madalyn Moline has always been one to trailblaze new paths and follow her dreams no matter what others might say. Now, she is a sophomore in agricultural engineering with a power and machinery focus. Moline has a drive to not only create more efficient and sustainable agricultural methods, but to inspire others that want to pursue engineering, as well.