Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Iowa State ABE lab makes in-house desk shields

  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

Agricultural and biosystems academic advising goes online

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

Tracing food commodities – In bulk

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.

Improving decision management

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.