Joshua Peschel, From Disney to Digital Livestock

Joshua Peschel, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, participated in the second annual Iowa State Research Day on March 27, 2018. He presented a four minute talk in the Lightning Talk Program titled “From Disney to Digital Livestock.” Watch his presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWecBSChyWg&list=PLwyYjDb9t-ZzmLC23D7O0AL-gwoZ-Jio8 

Agricultural engineering team competes at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

A group of six agricultural engineering students represented Iowa State University for the first time at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge on April 11-14, 2018. The team designed a human-powered vehicle that used a hydraulic powered transmission. This was a national competition sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and was held at the Danfoss … Continue reading Agricultural engineering team competes at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Xin and Raman selected as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors

Distinguished Professor, Hongwei Xin and Morrill Professor, Raj Raman, were selected as 2017-2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors awarded by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Xin and Raman were selected because of their demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. Xin mentored Yuko Sato, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production … Continue reading Xin and Raman selected as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors

Jia Wen Lee receives ASABE Adams Scholarship

Jia Wen Lee, a senior in agricultural engineering, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) William J. Adams, Jr. and Marijiane E. Adams Scholarship. This yearly scholarship is given to one agricultural or biological engineering undergraduate student with a special interest in agricultural machinery product … Continue reading Jia Wen Lee receives ASABE Adams Scholarship

With mentorship from ABE professor, Brian Steward, local high school robotics team finds success at regional competition

A team of high school students from Story County 4-H, Team Neutrino, designed and constructed a robot to compete at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 21-24, 2018. The team ranked second and finished in the finals. Team Neutrino also won the Engineering Inspiration award which “celebrates outstanding success … Continue reading With mentorship from ABE professor, Brian Steward, local high school robotics team finds success at regional competition

Mickelson and Anderson celebrate 35 years of service at Iowa State

In early March, two leaders of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) were celebrated at the annual Iowa State University 25 Year Club Banquet. Dr. Steve Mickelson, ABE Department Chair, and Sylvia Anderson, program assistant, were recognized for their 35 years of service to Iowa State. Mickelson and Anderson were recognized alongside 41 … Continue reading Mickelson and Anderson celebrate 35 years of service at Iowa State

Iowa State University center leads the charge on water quality improvement and innovation

AMES, Iowa – A research center at Iowa State University is seeking new proposals for water-quality projects, forging ahead with its mission to provide the scientific support necessary to address one of the state’s most pressing concerns. The Iowa Nutrient Research Center began accepting proposals this week from scientists to address water-quality issues related to nutrient loss from … Continue reading Iowa State University center leads the charge on water quality improvement and innovation

Highlighting the Women of ABE

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering highlights the women faculty who contribute to the success of research and teaching in ABE at Iowa State University. These women demonstrate leadership and innovation in the classroom and laboratories and working with students, faculty, and industrial partners. Amy Kaleita Associate Professor … Continue reading Highlighting the Women of ABE

Medallion for LEED gold certification installed in Sukup atrium

In early February, a large medallion was installed in the Sukup atrium. This engraved glass medallion recognizes the gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building council for the construction of Sukup and Elings halls. From Inside Iowa State on March 30, 2017 by Anne Krapfl … Continue reading Medallion for LEED gold certification installed in Sukup atrium

Hanson receives prestigious ISUAA Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

Natalie Hanson, a senior in biological systems engineering from LaPorte City, Iowa, has been honored with the 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The Wallace E. Barron Award was established by the Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) 50 years ago to recognize seniors who “display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university … Continue reading Hanson receives prestigious ISUAA Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award