One of only twelve awardees at Iowa State University, and housed in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, microbiology student Grace Carey received the $10,000 prestigious Brown Graduate Fellowship. Carey’s path to where she is today, a third-year, successful doctoral student, was a hard-earned path paved with her drive for environmental justice and passion for sustainable agriculture.
Located in the heart of the United States farming landscape, Iowa State University serves as a resource for farmers all around the midwest. The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) has a history of working with local farmers on many different agricultural designs – from power machinery to wastewater treatment, and many projects in between.
After over a decade of work, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering professor and researcher Lie Tang has fine-tuned and developed a machine to automate phenotype measurements of crops in fields.
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering took the 2022 ASABE Annual International Meeting by storm this summer, bringing home several awards, accomplishments and successes in a large variety of areas of the conference.
Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering assistant professor Josh Peschel brings electrical systems to life in TSM 363, a junior/senior level class about applying electricity and controls in agricultural and industrial settings.
Alexis Pugh has been making the most out of her new job with the Natural Resources and Conservation Society (NRCS) since graduating from Iowa State in the spring of 2021.
After graduating from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering five years ago, Bethany Brittenham has been immersed in improving water quality and designing projects throughout the Midwest.
Iowa State University will hold a set of preview days to introduce its new state-of-the-art off-road vehicle chassis dynamometer, Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1, from 3-5 p.m. each day.
The Iowa State University Power Pullers Club came in 4th overall at the International ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.
In ABE 410, class is about more than machine design – it’s about learning how to design, communicate and operate projects in an ever-changing and always advancing field: ag automation. Agriculture is one of the fastest moving fields in regards to technology – designing successful autosteer features for tractors as early as 1999.
Two associate professors in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), Adina Howe and Kurt Rosentrater have been named Cybersecurity faculty fellows.
Known for her contagious enthusiasm and passion for helping others, Sue Ziegenbusch was a bright light as an academic advisor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
On June 1st, 2022, Sue passed away and left behind a legacy of laughter and passion for putting students first. Many remember Sue for her laugh, her enthusiasm and her ability to solve problems with her humor and knowledge.
Food waste is an issue that impacts farmers and communities around the world. As new technology develops and machines gathering crops begin to span larger areas, passing over produce that is rooted deep into the ground or smaller in size can become easier to miss.
Now, Koziel is moving on to the next adventure – retiring from ABE, and beginning his journey as a Research Leader of the Livestock Nutrient Management Research unit for the United States Department of Agriculture in the USDA-ARS Conservation & Production Research Lab.
Michelle Soupir, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, leads a $1 million project to create a predictive model of antimicrobial resistance sources and transport through agricultural environments – and to assess which ag management practices will most effectively reduce AMR health risks.