Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been recognized with college awards for excellence in inspiring future engineering leaders, pursuing groundbreaking research and celebrating diversity and inclusion.   Staff Excellence Michelle Grawe, laboratory supervisor in materials science and engineering   D.R. Boylan Award Ratnesh Kumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering   Outstanding Achievement in Teaching … Continue reading Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Iowa State bids farewell to ISU ABE professor of 50 years

Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor announces his departure from Iowa State University (ISU) after outstanding career After 50 years at ISU, University Professor Carl Bern has announced his retirement. His research focused on storage, preservation and applications of grains and oilseeds. With projects in Honduras, Tanzania, Uganda and India, Bern’s work explores appropriate storage containers … Continue reading Iowa State bids farewell to ISU ABE professor of 50 years

A unique lab experience for systems engineering students

“I wish I had learned that in school.” Recent graduates ask themselves this many times in the first years of their professional career. But at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE), faculty members like Matt Darr and Bob McNaull are determined to bring the industry experience to the students. Hands-on … Continue reading A unique lab experience for systems engineering students

Spring 2019 ABE outstanding seniors

Spencer Pech, agricultural engineering, and Andrew Hillman, biological systems engineering, have been named ABE’s spring 2019 outstanding seniors. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Washington conducts field work while attending Iowa State in 2013. Photos courtesy Washington.

ISU ABE grad studies environmental impact of cannabis regulation

Iowa State young alum shares his experience working for the California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in the wake of changing marijuana regulations and legislation Maurice Washington spends his days analyzing the environmental impact of legal marijuana cultivation in the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. Washington (’17 PhD agricultural and biosystems engineering) … Continue reading ISU ABE grad studies environmental impact of cannabis regulation

Iowa State University Part of Innovative Consortium to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste

Food loss and waste is a global problem that negatively impacts the bottom line of businesses and farmers, wastes limited resources and damages the environment. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), The Rockefeller Foundation and Iowa State University today launched the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction at the 2019 Iowa International Outreach Symposium.

Soupir receives McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Michelle Soupir, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 McNair Scholars Faculty Mentor of the Year award. Each year, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Iowa State awards the McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year achievement to one faculty member in recognition of his or her work for … Continue reading Soupir receives McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate

After years of serving on the Iowa State University (ISU) Faculty Senate, University Professor Steve Freeman has decided to step down from his senate duties this spring. Freeman has been involved in the senate since 2001 and served as senate president during the 2011-2012 term. “Steve has shown great commitment to service through his long-time … Continue reading After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate