Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Charles Sukup appointed to faculty position in the Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department

The president of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, has been appointed to a faculty position in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). Charles Sukup, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from Iowa State in 1976 and 1982, began a five-year, part-time appointment this fall.

Fall 2018 student marshal and outstanding seniors honored

Each semester, twelve graduating seniors are selected as outstanding seniors to represent the College of Engineering. Of these twelve, one is chosen as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15. Read more about the contributions, accomplishments and future plans of this class of impressive Cyclone engineers.

2018 ATMAE Conference showcases success of Iowa State ABE

Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) faculty, staff and students received various awards for their work and contributions to education and research at this year’s Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Annual Conference. The conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri, from Nov. 7 – 9. The Industrial Technology (ITec) club’s … Continue reading 2018 ATMAE Conference showcases success of Iowa State ABE

$6 million gift from Boeing to support Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center and undergraduate researchers

The Boeing Company made a $6 million commitment to Iowa State University that will enhance the educational experience for all students at Iowa State, inspire innovation on the university’s campus, and support engineering students interested in research. A significant portion of Boeing’s gift will support construction of the Student Innovation Center, the approximately 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that will serve as the hub on campus for hands-on projects where students can collaborate across a wide range of disciplines.

ABE professor issued patent for agricultural weighing device

Matthew Darr, a professor in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE), was recently issued a U.S. patent. Titled “Round Module Weighing Using Differential Pressure Sensing,” the patent was issued on Oct. 9, 2018. It was filed as U.S. Patent No. 10,091,943. From the patent file, it states that the invention “…relates … Continue reading ABE professor issued patent for agricultural weighing device

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and ag engineering to be honored at ISU Gold Star Hall ceremony

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and agricultural engineering will be honored at Iowa State’s Gold Star Hall ceremony at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. William Howard Butler, who studied ag engineering in the 1940s and died in China in 1945, and Richard Wayne Suesens, who came to Iowa State to study mechanical engineering in 1937 and was killed in action during the Battle of Midway in 1942, will be remembered during the Gold Star Hall ceremony, part of a week of events on campus dedicated to honoring veterans.

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

This story was original published on the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Science website. To view that posting, click here.  Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Based on strong farmer interest … Continue reading Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

ISU ABE receives ISUAA Impact Award

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is a winner of the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s Impact Award, honoring “individuals, businesses, organizations, or units whose programs or accomplishments brought broad recognition to the university and increased the involvement of ISU constituents.”

Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions

This story originally appeared on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences page. For more information, contact Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation, 515-294-1005, ewmiller@foundation.iastate.edu   AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 5 for a new testing facility that will house state-of-the-art equipment, help prepare students in … Continue reading Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions

Seed Science Center Documentary to Debut at World Food Prize

This short story was originally published by CALS Online, the newsletter for faculty and staff in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, published by email every Monday.    Manjit Misra, director of the Seed Science Center, commissioned a documentary film to inspire and engage the youth who will be tomorrow’s agricultural leaders, … Continue reading Seed Science Center Documentary to Debut at World Food Prize

ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference

Iowa State graduate assistant Quin Schultz was recently selected to participate in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food Summer School. At the summer school, 40 master’s students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars and industrial professionals from various academic disciplines, came together to bring their ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life. … Continue reading ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference