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
Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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.
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
Iowa State University’s Brett Ramirez said there is a lot to consider when controlling ammonia in poultry housing. Cooler weather may bring more difficulties.
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.
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
ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Assistant Dean of Research, Egg Industry Center Director and Distinguished Professor Hongwei Xin leaves Iowa State after accepting the position of dean for agricultural research at the University of Tennessee. Xin’s research at ISU focused on air quality related to animal feeding operations. Some of his current projects … Continue reading ISU CALS Assistant Dean of Research Hongwei Xin leaves ISU after 25 years
Danielle Munsch graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology in May 2016. What she likes most about her career? “I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.”
Raised on a farm in Monona County in western Iowa, Larry Buss earned a degree in ag engineering from Iowa State University. Before graduating in 1968, he worked three summers for the Soil Conservation Service in Sioux City. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Navy in California for two years as an engineer, and then took a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. All of this enabled Larry to “come home.”
The Sukup name holds weight at Iowa State University and across the state of Iowa. Driving along I-80, silos with the Sukup name stand tall across the rolling farm fields. At Iowa State, students recognize the name from career fairs, Sukup Hall and the Sukup Atrium in the Biorenewables Complex. An involved alumnus, part-time faculty member … Continue reading Charles Sukup receives 2019 4-H Foundation Legacy Awards outstanding alum recognition
Cyclone Engineering undergraduates will present research posters at the Iowa Statehouse at the 14th annual Research in the Capitol event on April 1. Research in the Capitol highlights the important research being conducted by undergraduate students across the state. Students will interact with elected officials, university administrators and news media, discussing the impact their research could have on Iowa, the nation and the world.
Ben Crawford (B.S. 2006 ag and biosystems, M.S. 2009) environmental services director for Prestage Farms of Iowa, is featured in a new video (linked below) about Iowa pork producers’ cooperation with researchers to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land.
Jill Fratini forged a unique path as an engineer and a working mother. Fratini is the first woman to graduate from ISU with an undergraduate degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
A new film about seeds that takes viewers across the globe and onto Iowa farms will make its debut this weekend. The film, helmed by the director of the ISU Seed Science Center, is meant for a wide audience and captures the science and beauty of seeds.