50 years powering student success

It was August 1967 when Carl Bern first walked into a classroom at Iowa State University. He began his career in agricultural engineering as a teaching assistant, and has taught students at Iowa State every term since.

Iowa State students to study in Argentina

Representatives from Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering recently met with officers of APOSGRAN at the Bolsa de Cereales in Rosario, Argentina, to discuss plans for a faculty-led study abroad course in Argentina in May 2018.

ABE receives guests from Kosovo

Steve Mickelson professor and chair of the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, demonstrates three-dimensional printing Tuesday to a visiting team from the Republic of Kosovo. Visible (from left) are: Marjan Dema, rector of the University of Prishtina; Arsim Bajrami, Kosovo Minister of Education, Science and Technology; and Zenun Halili, political adviser to the minister. In … Continue reading ABE receives guests from Kosovo

Iowa Grain Quality Initiative begins life-saving research in Rwanda

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) is embarking on a project in Rwanda assessing the impact of mycotoxins – toxic chemicals produced by fungi found in food crops. The program will sample and test animal feed grains in Rwanda and is slated to begin mid-March. Little research has been undertaken … Continue reading Iowa Grain Quality Initiative begins life-saving research in Rwanda

ISU professor Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award

Dr. Carl J. Bern, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has received the inaugural Sukup Global Food Security award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The award recognizes distinguished contributions to global food security through work and mentoring in grain drying, handling and storage. Bern mentors students in … Continue reading ISU professor Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award

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Ukrainians study grain logistics at Iowa State

Iowa State University (ISU) in May welcomed seven Cochran fellows from Ukraine for training centered on improving post-harvest grain logistics and decreasing trade barriers between the U.S. and Ukraine. The director of the training program, Dirk Maier, is a professor and post-harvest engineer in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at ISU. Maier, who is … Continue reading Ukrainians study grain logistics at Iowa State

Bernard Darfour: Increasing food security in Ghana through improving post-harvest storage

Before Bernard Darfour came to Iowa State University (ISU) for his PhD in Industrial and Agricultural Technology, he was working toward a Master’s degree in Radiation Processing at the University of Ghana and researching gamma rays. Gamma rays are produced by the most energy-intensive phenomena in our universe like supernova explosions and black holes. Gamma … Continue reading Bernard Darfour: Increasing food security in Ghana through improving post-harvest storage