College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

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.

Charting your course: Nikki Eggert inspires students as new advisor in engineering

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University welcomes a new academic advisor, Nikki Eggert, who is determined to help students understand that their possibilities within the department are limitless. With her unique background and diverse expertise, Eggert aims to inspire students to explore various options, embrace new experiences and discover their true passions.

Kejin Wang: Elevating the world of engineering and inspiring future generations

Kejin Wang, professor in construction engineering, says doing what you love is the key to success. Her unwavering passion for her field has earned her the title of distinguished professor, the first woman to ever receive this honor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Ultra-high performance concrete innovation and collaboration at international interactive symposium

The third International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete brought together nearly 300 UHPC researchers, engineers, industry representatives, and students in Delaware – but UHPC research and industry leadership in the state of Iowa stood strong at the event.