Category: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

ABE collaborates with Georgian Technical University

ABE collaborates with Georgian Technical University

ABE’s Steve Mickelson and Ardith Maney, along with the Rector of the Georgian Technical University, Archil Prangishvili and Dr. Lali Gogeliani, met on July 31, 2018 with the Minister of Education and Science, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was to brief Minister Chkhenkeli on the joint activities of Georgian Technical … Continue reading ABE collaborates with Georgian Technical University

Freeman is continuing in adviser role

University Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering Steve Freeman will continue to serve as faculty adviser to the president. His half-time, three-year appointment took effect July 1.

New Iowa State biopolymer processing facility to help research initiative

Researchers from Iowa State University are working with a number of other firms to explore the applications and uses of bioadvantaged polymers. The research initiative comes with the shift of previously using petroleum-based polymers to using biopolymers. These biopolymers are able to be partially produced with renewable resources. The team at Iowa State is working … Continue reading New Iowa State biopolymer processing facility to help research initiative

Iowa State ABE team brings home multiple awards from tractor competition

A team of engineers from Iowa State brought home multiple awards in the International ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition that took place in Peoria, Illinois earlier this month. The ABE Cyclone Power Pullers took home first place awards for Best Appearance, Manufacturability, Innovation, Written Design Report and the Maneuverability categories. The team also won a $500 prize for taking fifth in the overall competition.

ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

ABE graduate student Mike Sserunjogi was part of a team of three ISU students who won the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge based upon their proposal to increase the shelf life of cassava in Africa, where this staple food typically rots within three days of the original harvest. From the story: “The competition helped me understand my … Continue reading ABE graduate student Sserunjogi on ISU winning team at Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge