College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Easterling receives American Institute of Steel Construction Special Achievement Award

W. Samuel Easterling,  James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University, has received a 2024 American Institute of Steel Construction Special Achievement Award. The award recognizes Easterling for steel diaphragm research innovations that drove changes to standards governing the use of metal deck diaphragms in steel structures

CCEE welcomes 2024 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees

Each year, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) honors legacy-creating alumni for their professional achievements, service to the profession, community and/or the department, and high degree of integrity and character through two different recognitions.

Gale “Cork” M. Peterson, Jr. receives Cyclone Engineering’s highest alumni honor, the Anson Marston Medal

Gale “Cork” M. Peterson, Jr. (’66 construction engineering) is a visionary principal of Peterson Contractors, Inc. (PCI), a nationally-regarded, Iowa-based company that has innovated ground improvement installation and heavy-highway construction since 1964.

Power of the team fuels ENDURE’s work

The Electric Network Disaster Mitigation for Utilities in Rural Environment (ENDURE) team, led by Alice Alipour, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, won Iowa State’s Interdisciplinary Team Research Award for their work designed to help utilities develop risk mitigation strategies.

Honoring excellence: Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions and new patents

Congratulations to 2023 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patent recipients.

Welcoming Iowa State College of Engineering’s Kiewit Scholars Program 2023-2024 cohort

The Kiewit Scholars Program at Iowa State University has recently announced the selection of students for its second-year cohort. The program comprises a diverse group of individuals, including 8 incoming freshmen and 8 currently enrolled Iowa State students.