ABE Graduate Student Awards

Several ABE graduate students recently received awards and recognition. Iowa Section ASABE honors went to Brian Dougherty (major professor Matt Helmers) for outstanding M.S. student and Kai Liu (major professor Hongwei Xin) for outstanding Ph.D. student. Graduate College Teaching Excellence Awards were conferred to Ben Smith (major professors Jay Harmon and Steve Hoff) and Chad … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Awards

ABE’s Rachel Barnes selected for 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

ABE’s Rachel Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering and global resources systems, was selected to be featured in the 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar published by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.  She is joined by College of Engineering assistant director of student services and multicultural liaison officer LeQuetia Ancar as a … Continue reading ABE’s Rachel Barnes selected for 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

ITec senior Miguel Rangel invited to speak at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation

Miguel Rangel, graduating senior in ITec, was invited by Associate Dean David Acker to be the student speaker at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation ceremony, citing Rangel’s great work during his time at ISU.  He received the recommendation for this honor from ABE Chair Steve Mickelson. The ceremony takes place on the morning … Continue reading ITec senior Miguel Rangel invited to speak at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation

TSM Technology Capstone posters available on ISU Digital Repository

The Fall 2017 TSM 415 Technology Capstone posters are now viewable in the ISU Digital Repository.  ISU librarian Harrison Inefuku is currently working on linking the posters and final reports that will be completed in Spring 2018 in TSM 216 with an assigned digital object identifier.  The goal is to establish a permanent, open-access record … Continue reading TSM Technology Capstone posters available on ISU Digital Repository

ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award

ABE Ph.D. candidate Somchi Rice was awarded for a paper stemming from her TOX M.S. thesis entitled “Characterizing the Smell of Marijuana by Odor Impact of Volatile Compounds: An Application of Simultaneous Chemical and Sensory Analysis.”  The paper was published in PLOS ONE in 2015 and was co-authored with ABE associate professor Jacek Koziel.  According … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award

ABE faculty recognized by CELT as Canvas early adopters

ABE faculty members Tom Brumm, Jacek Koziel, James Shahan, and Joe Vanstrom have been recognized by ISU’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching as Canvas early adopters and earned certificates of merit for their achievement.  CELT congratulated them for their participation in the transition to the new learning management system and expressed appreciation for … Continue reading ABE faculty recognized by CELT as Canvas early adopters

ABE’s Tang and Bao issued patent for crop stand analyzer

Lie Tang, ABE associate professor and Yin Bao, ABE graduate research assistant, were granted a patent for their work on a crop stand analyzer.  According to the patent abstract, “(the) analyzer includes a first plurality of reflective laser proximity sensors, the reflective laser proximity sensors arranged in a vertical row and perpendicularly to a ground … Continue reading ABE’s Tang and Bao issued patent for crop stand analyzer

Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors

Three Iowa State College of Engineering student-athletes have received All-Big 12 football honors for the 2017 season. Jake Campos, a redshirt senior in biological systems engineering, was a second team All-Big 12 offensive line selection. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound, two-time letterman out of West Des Moines Valley has started 34 games in his Cyclone career, including … Continue reading Three CoE student-athletes receive All-Big 12 football honors

ABE Technology Programs Recognized at ATMAE Conference

The ABE technology programs were a powerful presence at this year’s annual Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference.  ABE attendees included 11 undergraduate ITec students, ITec academic adviser Tamara Kerns, and eight ABE and IAT graduate students. Faculty attendees were Steve Mickelson, Shweta Chopra, Steve Freeman, John Haughery, Gretchen Mosher, and Charles … Continue reading ABE Technology Programs Recognized at ATMAE Conference

New art in Marston shows what Cyclone Engineering is made of

A team of Cyclone Engineers came together to create one-of-a-kind art for Marston’s Student Services spaces. The pieces serve as a visual kick-off to telling visitors about the outstanding student services, facilities, labs and hands-on experiential learning and opportunities at Iowa State.

ABE’s Brumm receives AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award

Tom Brumm, Mary and Charles Sukup Global Professor of Food Security, received an AgOnline Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Iowa State’s Brenton Center. The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes excellence in commitment to online teaching, outstanding teaching methods, innovative course design and delivery and contributions to the field of online teaching.