College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Seeing your work, work: Jenny Herrera turns ideas into impact as Weitz project manager

Herrera’s first project out of college (civil engineering ‘16) was no small feat. Starting as a project engineer at The Weitz Company and now as a project manager, Herrera has been turning ideas into impacts for over seven years. And her favorite part? Seeing it all come together and work.

Nazik Çıtır: Paving paths of innovation and inspiration in transportation

Nazik Çıtır, doctoral candidate in civil engineering working with the Institute for Transportation, has pretty much always been an engineer in the making. As a child, Çıtır always seemed to be problem-solving with one big goal in mind: helping the world be a better place for all.

Marissa Recker: Dean’s Student Leadership Award winner

“Developing the Engineering Ambassadors Network into the group that it is now is a contribution to the community that I am most proud of. I also hope that some of the K-12 students we work with will choose to pursue engineering and see it as a career that is attainable to them regardless of their ethnicity, gender or current experience.”

Mira Johnson: Outstanding senior in civil engineering

“To engineer like a Cyclone Engineer means gaining a variety of experiences. I have been exposed to many opportunities allowing me to diversify my interests and gain confidence in my future as an engineer. The Iowa State engineering experience gives everyone the opportunity and freedom to build their own unique skill set.”

Cyclone engineers travel to precast concrete plant to see class concepts come to life

The process behind ensuring safe and reliable bridges is complex. So in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, students are given a full-scope, hands-on experience in class so that when they grow careers in bridge design and consulting, they can fully understand the process from beginning to end.

Announcing new promotions to civil, construction and environmental engineering faculty

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa have awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professors Cassandra Rutherford and Christopher Day and promoted Omar Smadi to full professor in the Department of Civil, Construcion and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University.

Students gain hands-on experience presenting in poster competition

Every year, the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Council hosts the CCEE Student Poster Competition and Research Showcase. Students are welcomed to present their research to a broad audience and spread their message, while also learning valuable presentation skills.