College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Graduate program creates community and implementable pollution solutions

“Tile drainage, nitrate and phosphorus levels, all the soil stuff we manage here, it’s exciting!” said Gabrielle Myers-Bailey, a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering “All our work as ag engineers leads to better water quality and lower soil impacts.”

Hoa Chi’s first question is “How can I help you?”

The prospective student whose appreciative family got a personal tour of Sukup Hall. The student team whose derailed senior project received some attentive advice to get back on track. The university carillonneur whose replica model project needed a little professional expertise to assure its consistent operation. The common thread? Their day was better because Hoa (“Hwah”) Chi offered to help.

Grace Bjustrom: Outstanding senior in agricultural engineering

“Before coming to college, I aspired to become an engineer who could help put more food on the table with less land due to our growing world population. This aspiration remains true to this day. I now feel I have the knowledge and network to move towards that goal. Whether my name is known by the world or not, I know that I want to make a difference in my community and workplace. Small things can make a huge difference.” 

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.