Category: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Three CCEE women receive Builder’s Association Scholarship

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

Shane appointed chair of Transportation Research Board committee

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

Two Cyclone Engineers lead the top concrete institute, a first in 116 years

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

Gift to create Peterson Endowment for Geo-Construction Innovation at Iowa State University

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

Convocation celebrates Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff

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.

CCEE grad student wins awards for traffic signal performance measures research

  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

Iowa State University Awarded $800,000 EPA Grant to Build Resilience and Protect Vulnerable Groups from Environmental Impacts of Natural Disasters

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

Four new faculty joined CCEE department

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

Shields receives learning communities early achievement award

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

CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field

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