Engineering faculty and staff work every day towards improving the lives of others and, even in these unprecedented circumstances, their urge to help continues on.
Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
After a virtual department meeting in May, Hoa Chi took it upon himself to create Plexiglass desk shields to be used once employees start working in the office again rather than purchasing them from an outside company. Chi, a teaching lab coordinator in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, typically helps students with research … Continue reading Iowa State ABE lab makes in-house desk shields
College of Engineering faculty and staff have been named winners of 2020 college awards, honoring their outstanding accomplishments and contributions.
While we couldn’t visit the gym for much of spring semester, virtual fitness instruction through Iowa State University Recreation Services brought
the gym to homes across the Iowa State community.
Seven engineering graduate students were the recipients of Iowa State University Graduate and Professional Student Senate awards for excellence in teaching, research and leadership.
Abby Schaefer is the spring 2020 outstanding senior in biological systems engineering.
Trace Tuthill is the spring 2020 outstanding senior in agricultural engineering.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of everyday life, but one researcher at Iowa State University continues to work uninterrupted in a laboratory for hours a day, painstakingly watering and measuring plants to study the effects of drought.
When Iowa State University moved to online instruction in March, it didn’t just impact course delivery. The transition also disrupted academic advising during the busy fall registration period. Academic advisers and the relationships they build with their student advisees are an important part of the undergraduate experience at Iowa State. To help keep their advisees … Continue reading Agricultural and biosystems academic advising goes online
University Professor Doug Jacobson offers insight and tips on what to be looking for, and how to avoid potentially costly and potentially dangerous mishaps online.
Being able to trace your food from farm to fork has become a necessity for many consumers. ISU ABE professor, Charles Hurburgh, and his team are setting better practices for effective bulk commodity traceability. Bulk food products are often blended and thought to be impossible to track through their supply chains.
Nanning Cao (’13 Ph.D. ag engr) loved math and chemistry as a high schooler and it led her to a career in data-driven food production innovation. Today, she is an instrumentation and data scientist at Ardent Mills, leading predictive analysis projects that advance the grain industry.
What if you had all the field data you needed right in front of you? Steven Mickelson, professor and department chair of Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and his team are developing an innovative decision support (DS) tool for conservation professionals. This program will help conservation professionals to see a 3-D appearance of the field with a conservation best management practice (BMP) in place.