College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Hoa Chi’s first question is “How can I help you?”

The prospective student whose appreciative family got a personal tour of Sukup Hall. The student team whose derailed senior project received some attentive advice to get back on track. The university carillonneur whose replica model project needed a little professional expertise to assure its consistent operation. The common thread? Their day was better because Hoa (“Hwah”) Chi offered to help.

Grace Bjustrom: Outstanding senior in agricultural engineering

“Before coming to college, I aspired to become an engineer who could help put more food on the table with less land due to our growing world population. This aspiration remains true to this day. I now feel I have the knowledge and network to move towards that goal. Whether my name is known by the world or not, I know that I want to make a difference in my community and workplace. Small things can make a huge difference.” 

Honoring excellence: Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions and new patents

Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.

Dr. Manure: Filling fields at the forefront of environmental awareness

Not all of us spend a lot of time talking about it – that is, until we smell it. But for Dr. Manure, it’s a different story. Dan Andersen, also known as Dr. Manure, is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering that’s pretty much the expert to go to on the topic of manure.

Welcoming Ryan McGehee, new assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering

“My research empowers informed decision-making by predicting the impacts of various management strategies on food production, environmental health, and more recently, climate change impacts and mitigation. I hope my research enables us to find a way to more than meet the needs of all people on Earth and to do so in a way that we will never jeopardize our ability to do so in the future.”

Exploring engineering excellence: Students are immersed in innovation at Sukup Manufacturing Facility visit

Students in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) gained firsthand experience in the engineering industry with their latest classroom trip – a visit to the Sukup Manufacturing Facility, a facility known for its innovation and cutting-edge technology.

Advisors open horizons with classroom visits to campus facilities, bringing new experiences to class

Research and industry work go hand in hand in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). That’s why the department, through the leadership of the ABE Advising Office, hosts several tours throughout the year for students across the department.