Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Iowa State University’s Fluid Power Club competed and placed in the virtual Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, which was sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions.  The ISU Fluid Power Club received both the Best Presentation and the Innovative Use of Electronics Award for their hydraulically-powered recumbent tricycle. To be … Continue reading ISU Fluid Power Club receives top awards at competition

Worldwide impact: Two engineering faculty selected for Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Two Iowa State University College of Engineering faculty members have been selected for the prestigious 2021-2022 Jefferson Science Fellows Program. Ramesh Kanwar, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, and Richard LeSar, professor of materials science and engineering department, will spend one year on assignment … Continue reading Worldwide impact: Two engineering faculty selected for Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

What does manure have in common with antibiotic resistance? For starters, they both stink, though in different ways. But there might be even more to the relationship than that. Researchers at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how … Continue reading Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

ABE grad student wins first place in Three Minute Thesis competition

Third-year agricultural and biosystems engineering Ph.D. student Bailey Adams won first place in Iowa State University’s fifth annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates research conducted by master’s or Ph.D. students around the world. Developed by the University of Queensland, the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in … Continue reading ABE grad student wins first place in Three Minute Thesis competition

Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship awarded to ISU ABE

Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering students studying industrial technology (ITec) will benefit from a Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship that was recently awarded on campus. ITec students taking Technology Systems Management 240: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Metals and Technology Systems Management 340: Advanced Automated Manufacturing Processes will benefit from the $20,000 during 2021. … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship awarded to ISU ABE

Pothole research to improve water quality

Pothole depressions are a common feature in Iowa’s agricultural landscapes that flood following periods of significant rain and also tend to be places of low crop yield. Professors of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Michelle Soupir and Amy Kaleita, are designing a new conservation practice to reduce phosphorus losses from these in-field “hotspots.”   Kaleita and Soupir … Continue reading Pothole research to improve water quality

Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Iowa State University recently launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI). Iowa State is partnering with the KNUST College of Engineering to implement institutional capacity building through its student organizations Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Faculty and … Continue reading Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology