Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Spring 2019 ABE outstanding seniors

Spencer Pech, agricultural engineering, and Andrew Hillman, biological systems engineering, have been named ABE’s spring 2019 outstanding seniors. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.

W. Samuel Easterling

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Washington conducts field work while attending Iowa State in 2013. Photos courtesy Washington.

ISU ABE grad studies environmental impact of cannabis regulation

Iowa State young alum shares his experience working for the California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in the wake of changing marijuana regulations and legislation Maurice Washington spends his days analyzing the environmental impact of legal marijuana cultivation in the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. Washington (’17 PhD agricultural and biosystems engineering) … Continue reading ISU ABE grad studies environmental impact of cannabis regulation

Iowa State University Part of Innovative Consortium to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste

Food loss and waste is a global problem that negatively impacts the bottom line of businesses and farmers, wastes limited resources and damages the environment. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), The Rockefeller Foundation and Iowa State University today launched the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction at the 2019 Iowa International Outreach Symposium.

Soupir receives McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Michelle Soupir, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 McNair Scholars Faculty Mentor of the Year award. Each year, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Iowa State awards the McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year achievement to one faculty member in recognition of his or her work for … Continue reading Soupir receives McNair Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate

After years of serving on the Iowa State University (ISU) Faculty Senate, University Professor Steve Freeman has decided to step down from his senate duties this spring. Freeman has been involved in the senate since 2001 and served as senate president during the 2011-2012 term. “Steve has shown great commitment to service through his long-time … Continue reading After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate

Local robotics team competes in Seven Rivers Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

From April 3rd-6th, Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the Seven Rivers Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After 90 qualification matches, the team was ranked 16th and was chosen for the 8th seed alliance with alliance captain 171 and 2081, putting up a strong fight, but, losing against the 1st seed alliance of 1986, 2481, and 5914.

Testing performance soil equipment, an opportunity for students at Iowa State

Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) has a unique opportunity for students interested in soil-machine interaction. The ISU Soil-Machine Dynamics Laboratory (SMDL) is located at the ISU Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm in Boone, Iowa. Mehari Tekeste, an assistant professor in ISU ABE, leads the laboratory teaching and research … Continue reading Testing performance soil equipment, an opportunity for students at Iowa State

Cyclone Engineering students attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eleven Cyclone Engineering students will share their hands-on research experience with peers from across the country at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, which takes place April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in George, is the largest undergrad research conference in the nation, with 4,000 students in attendance and featuring networking, professional development and one of the largest graduate school fairs in the U.S.

ISU ABE welcomes newest members of Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau

Spring 2019 is off to an exciting start for the Iowa State University (ISU) Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, an honor society for professions in technology. ISU’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering has eight new initiates from its current undergraduate classes. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students who are devoted … Continue reading ISU ABE welcomes newest members of Alpha Xi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau