Matthew Darr, ABE professor, was recently issued a patent for grain mass flow determination. According to the background information, “determining or estimating grain mass flow rate assists in the harvesting of the grain as well as crop management.”
On December 7th, six students from ABE 601 (graduate seminar) participated in the final round of the Three Minute Thesis competition. The top performers will present their projects at the December 8th ABE faculty meeting. The following students were ranked highest in the contest: 1st place- Brian Dougherty (M.S. student, Dr. Helmers) 2nd place- Erica … Continue reading Winners announced for ABE 3MT competition
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
Students in a new Feed Processing and Technology course gain firsthand experience with a wide variety of feed manufacturing technique and technologies using unique facilities at Iowa State’s Center for Crops Utilization Research.
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.
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
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
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
Manjit Misra, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of Iowa State’s Seed Science Center, was presented with the Global Agriculture Academic Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.
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.