Category: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Terry Wipf

Former ISU CCEE department chair to retire after years of service

After more than 36 years of service to Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), Professor Terry Wipf has announced his retirement as of Dec. 31, 2019. A former Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (2015-2018), Wipf started his career at ISU in 1983 as an assistant … Continue reading Former ISU CCEE department chair to retire after years of service

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Kayla Youngblood Major: Construction engineering, mechanical emphasis GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Jefferson, Iowa Career goal: To be a successful project manager for a construction company I am passionate about Clubs/activities: Sigma Kappa, Mechanical Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Green Energy Challenge: Best Presenter Award, Cardinal Scholarship Favorite place on … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Jens Dancer Major: Civil engineering, environmental emphasis, and Spanish GPA: 3.69 Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa Career goal: I hope to one day own my own business Clubs/activities: Freshmen Leaders in Engineering, ISU Triathlon Club, Cyclone Aide, Cyclone Aide Adviser, Admissions Outreach Ambassadors Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Dean Farnsworth Scholarship in Civil Engineering, Asphalt Paving Association of … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Schaefer selected for Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Vernon Schaefer, James M. Hoover Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Iowa State University, has been selected for induction into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Schaefer’s award citation states: “The Academy of Distinguished Alumni recognizes alumni of the Via Department … Continue reading Schaefer selected for Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Spanning then and now

You may have ridden across it. You’ve probably seen photos of it. Hear how one engineering alum played a role in one of Iowa’s most beloved and popular trails.

2019 James M. Hoover Distinguished Lecture explores the makeup of soils

On Nov. 14, 2019, Roman Hryciw gave the 2019 James M. Hoover Distinguished Lecture at Iowa State University. The topic of his presentation was optical characterizations of granular soils. Hryciw is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Michigan and has interests in site characterization, in-situ testing, instrument development, image analysis, soil properties, … Continue reading 2019 James M. Hoover Distinguished Lecture explores the makeup of soils

Paving the way with soy

A biopolymer using high-oleic soybean oil could soon be replacing petroleum-based products in asphalt. Iowa State University research engineers have good news for soybean growers: a soy oil polymer for asphalt paving.

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston

Dodds, John S. “Jack” (August 10, 1885-November 3, 1950) —professor of civil engineering, founder of Camp Marston—was born in Northfield, Minnesota, on Aug. 10, 1885. At an early age, Dodds showed an intent interest in engineering. After high school, Dodds joined a group conducting government surveys in North Dakota. In 1904, Dodds enrolled at Carleton … Continue reading ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston

Design-Build Institute of America team advances from regionals, competes at nationals

In October, the Iowa State chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) was selected to compete at the National DBIA Student Competition. The ISU team that advanced to the first round of the national competition was not selected to compete in the second and final round. Those teams selected to advance were teams from … Continue reading Design-Build Institute of America team advances from regionals, competes at nationals

Associated Schools of Construction Iowa State competition team wins big at Region 4 Competition

The Associated Schools of Construction competition team from Iowa State University (ISU) just returned from their Region 4 Competition with awards in tow. The teams placed as follows: Design-Build – 1st place Specialty – 1st place Commercial – 2nd place Heavy-Civil – 4th place Each year in October, the North Central Region of the ASC … Continue reading Associated Schools of Construction Iowa State competition team wins big at Region 4 Competition