College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Apply now for Spaceflight Operations Workshop™! Do you have what it takes?

If “What I Did This Summer” essays were still a thing in school, the Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop would offer some great inspiration.

And while those selected for this year’s edition may or may not be writing essays about it later, it will give them something even more valuable: a new way of looking at the world and handling challenges – from an “operational” standpoint.

The application period for the two-week experience, set for August 2-14, 2022, is now open. As always, it will depart from the typical college classroom experience, to engage students in hands-on activities to learn planning, execution, and teamwork while transforming their thought processes to be more operationally centered.

Five ABE Students Receive Guy Graduate Fellowship

Every year, the annual Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. This year, five ABE students received the fellowship: Laura Alt, Tim Neher, Lindsey Hartfiel, Grace Carey and Sam O’Brien.

ISU Water Chicks: Spreading a Message of Support in ABE

Many individuals in the Iowa State University engineering community have either seen a notification from, or heard of, the ISU Water Chicks. From sharing advanced research publications to posting group hangouts, the account has been a staple for ISU engineers and environmental scientists on twitter.

New grant led by ABE researcher breaks new ground with perennial cover crops

A diverse team of 18 scientists led by D. Raj Raman, Morrill Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State, received a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the potential environmental benefits afforded by perennial grasses, which grow every year without having to be planted or harvested, between rows of cash crops.