ABE faculty recognized by CELT as Canvas early adopters

ABE faculty members Tom Brumm, Jacek Koziel, James Shahan, and Joe Vanstrom have been recognized by ISU’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching as Canvas early adopters and earned certificates of merit for their achievement.  CELT congratulated them for their participation in the transition to the new learning management system and expressed appreciation for … Continue reading ABE faculty recognized by CELT as Canvas early adopters

ABE’s Tang and Bao issued patent for crop stand analyzer

Lie Tang, ABE associate professor and Yin Bao, ABE graduate research assistant, were granted a patent for their work on a crop stand analyzer.  According to the patent abstract, “(the) analyzer includes a first plurality of reflective laser proximity sensors, the reflective laser proximity sensors arranged in a vertical row and perpendicularly to a ground … Continue reading ABE’s Tang and Bao issued patent for crop stand analyzer

Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors

Three Iowa State College of Engineering student-athletes have received All-Big 12 football honors for the 2017 season. Jake Campos, a redshirt senior in biological systems engineering, was a second team All-Big 12 offensive line selection. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound, two-time letterman out of West Des Moines Valley has started 34 games in his Cyclone career, including … Continue reading Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors

ABE Technology Programs Recognized at ATMAE Conference

The ABE technology programs were a powerful presence at this year’s annual Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference.  ABE attendees included 11 undergraduate ITec students, ITec academic adviser Tamara Kerns, and eight ABE and IAT graduate students. Faculty attendees were Steve Mickelson, Shweta Chopra, Steve Freeman, John Haughery, Gretchen Mosher, and Charles … Continue reading ABE Technology Programs Recognized at ATMAE Conference

New art in Marston shows what Cyclone Engineering is made of

A team of Cyclone Engineers came together to create one-of-a-kind art for Marston’s Student Services spaces. The pieces serve as a visual kick-off to telling visitors about the outstanding student services, facilities, labs and hands-on experiential learning and opportunities at Iowa State.

ABE’s Brumm receives AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award

Tom Brumm, Mary and Charles Sukup Global Professor of Food Security, received an AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Iowa State’s Brenton Center. The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes excellence in commitment to online teaching, outstanding teaching methods, innovative course design and delivery and contributions to the field of online teaching.

Bühler Establishes Lecturer in Feed Technology Position

A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016 as a post-harvest engineer and feed technologist in Iowa State’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

ABE’s Barnes wins best poster honors at 2017 Borlaug Lecture

Rachael Barnes, a senior in biological systems engineering, won best poster in an undergraduate and graduate student poster competition at the 2017 Borlaug Lecture on Oct. 16. The competition was sponsored by Iowa State’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Nutritional Sciences Council for posters about research in the area of world food … Continue reading ABE’s Barnes wins best poster honors at 2017 Borlaug Lecture

ABE’s Chopra wins Best Speaker award at ASEE CIEC conference

Shweta Chopra, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, was selected as Best Speaker at the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2017 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration meeting. Chopra’s talk was titled “Efficiently Teaching Engineering and Technology Students through Effective College Industry Partnerships.” Chopra will be honored at a special award luncheon at the … Continue reading ABE’s Chopra wins Best Speaker award at ASEE CIEC conference

ABE’s Darr and McNaull awarded patent for grain mass flow estimation method

Matt Darr, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Robert McNaull, program coordinator in agricultural and biosystems engineering, were awarded a patent for a new grain mass flow estimation technique. From the patent abstract: “a method of calibrating a mass flow sensor while harvesting grain includes sensing an accumulated mass of a portion of grain … Continue reading ABE’s Darr and McNaull awarded patent for grain mass flow estimation method

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.