Earlier this month, three civil, construction and environmental engineering students received a scholarship award from The Builder’s Association. Out of 21 applicants from Iowa State, Eleanor Bryan, Lauren Beardsley and Sadie Brockett were selected to receive the award and attend the Builder’s anniversary event: Building Leaders. Established in 1994, The Builder’s Association Scholarship Foundation encourages … Continue reading Three CCEE women receive Builder’s Association Scholarship
Category: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Though much of Francis B. Francois’ career took place outside of Iowa, it seems that the general engineering graduate never forgot about his Iowa roots. Francois was born in 1934 and grew up on a farm in Barnum, Iowa. He chose to attend Iowa State College (now called Iowa State University), which was about 75 … Continue reading Iowa roots shaped late alum’s career
Jennifer Shane has been named chair of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Construction Management (AFH10). Shane is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and is the director of the Construction Management and Technology Program at the Institute for Transportation. “Becoming chair is a great opportunity to work … Continue reading Shane appointed chair of Transportation Research Board committee
When most people think of concrete, if they ever do, it’s simply that boring, grey material in their sidewalk or basement walls. That’s not the case for two Iowa State Civil Engineering graduates who currently hold the top two spots at the American Concrete Institute: Jeff Coleman (’76, civil engineering; ’77 master’s in structural engineering) … Continue reading Two Cyclone Engineers lead the top concrete institute, a first in 116 years
Associate Professor of CCEE, Jing Dong, was featured in WalletHub, in an article regarding the year’s best and worst states to drive in. Below is Dong’s interview, as well as the link to WalletHub’s initial article. What tips do you have for a person looking to keep the costs of car ownership low? To … Continue reading Associate Professor Jing Dong featured within WalletHub
Co-founder and principal of Peterson Contractors, Inc., Gale M. “Cork” Peterson, Jr., and his family, have given a generous gift to establish the Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). The endowment will be used in a multi-prong approach to further research, teaching and industry … Continue reading Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University
Erik Francois is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in construction engineering.
Jared Benson is the fall 2020 outstanding senior in civil engineering.
James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering 2020 faculty and staff award honorees, named faculty positions and patent recipients at the College of Engineering’s fall convocation. This year’s interactive event was offered live online. Watch a replay here.
A-M Tahsin Emtenan, graduate student in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, received an honorable mention and several awards for a recent research article. “The paper studied both the impact of stop bar detection zone length and lane- or approach-based detector assignment on the ability of performance measures to accurately identify whether split … Continue reading CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research
EPA awards nearly $4 million in funding to five research institutions As part of its 50th anniversary celebration and recognition of Environmental Emergency Preparedness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday $3,997,876 in funding to five institutions to conduct research to build resilience in communities and among groups, including children and older adults, … Continue reading Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters
Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering added four new members to its faculty this semester. Tom Foldes, associate teaching professor, Katie Madson, assistant professor, Jonathan Wood, assistant professor, and Onur Avci, research assistant professor joined the department in August. To be entering the field of research and teaching during a time … Continue reading Four new faculty joined CCEE department
Civil engineering academic adviser Katie Shields was awarded the 2020 Learning Communities Early Achievement in Learning Community Coordination Award in June. This award is given by the director of Learning Communities to an Iowa State faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in learning community coordination early within their careers. Shields has been … Continue reading Shields receives learning communities early achievement award
Wasama Abdullah, a second-year graduate student in transportation engineering, received the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Helene Overly graduate scholarship in January in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the transportation field. Her research excellence, high academic record and involvement in the industry made her stand out as a scholarship nominee. “I was very thrilled and … Continue reading CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field
One could describe Beth Hartmann’s time with Iowa State as having come full circle. After graduating in 1989 with a degree in architecture and a minor in naval science, she bookends her career and retired from her position as a teaching professor in construction engineering at Iowa State in June. During her 11 years of … Continue reading CCEE professor Beth Hartmann retires