Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

ABE professor issued patent for agricultural weighing device

Matthew Darr, a professor in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE), was recently issued a U.S. patent. Titled “Round Module Weighing Using Differential Pressure Sensing,” the patent was issued on Oct. 9, 2018. It was filed as U.S. Patent No. 10,091,943. From the patent file, it states that the invention “…relates … Continue reading ABE professor issued patent for agricultural weighing device

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and ag engineering to be honored at ISU Gold Star Hall ceremony

World War II servicemen studying mechanical and agricultural engineering will be honored at Iowa State’s Gold Star Hall ceremony at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. William Howard Butler, who studied ag engineering in the 1940s and died in China in 1945, and Richard Wayne Suesens, who came to Iowa State to study mechanical engineering in 1937 and was killed in action during the Battle of Midway in 1942, will be remembered during the Gold Star Hall ceremony, part of a week of events on campus dedicated to honoring veterans.

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

This story was original published on the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Science website. To view that posting, click here.  Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Based on strong farmer interest … Continue reading Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

ISU ABE receives ISUAA Impact Award

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is a winner of the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s Impact Award, honoring “individuals, businesses, organizations, or units whose programs or accomplishments brought broad recognition to the university and increased the involvement of ISU constituents.”

Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions

This story originally appeared on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences page. For more information, contact Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation, 515-294-1005, ewmiller@foundation.iastate.edu   AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 5 for a new testing facility that will house state-of-the-art equipment, help prepare students in … Continue reading Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions

Seed Science Center Documentary to Debut at World Food Prize

This short story was originally published by CALS Online, the newsletter for faculty and staff in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, published by email every Monday.    Manjit Misra, director of the Seed Science Center, commissioned a documentary film to inspire and engage the youth who will be tomorrow’s agricultural leaders, … Continue reading Seed Science Center Documentary to Debut at World Food Prize

ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference

Iowa State graduate assistant Quin Schultz was recently selected to participate in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food Summer School. At the summer school, 40 master’s students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars and industrial professionals from various academic disciplines, came together to bring their ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life. … Continue reading ABE grad student invited to European food technology conference

ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Sukup, an Iowa State University agricultural engineering alumnus, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on Sept. 30 at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected in 2018. There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE … Continue reading ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering

ABE hosts the ISU EDIR – 2018 Startup Factory Prototyping & Manufacturing forum

  This story was originally written by Steven Bell, senior lecturer in the agricultural and biosystems engineering (ABE) department at Iowa State University.    On Sept. 21, Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE) hosted the 2018 Startup Factory Prototyping and Manufacturing forum. The forum is an offering within the ISU Startup … Continue reading ABE hosts the ISU EDIR – 2018 Startup Factory Prototyping & Manufacturing forum

ABE’s Helmers named director for Iowa Nutrient Research Center

Matt Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. The center funds research by scientists at Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters.