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, 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.
Building a strong foundation inside and out is what Andrew Gatto, a construction engineering senior, is all about. To Gatto, without building community from within a team, it’s not as easy to build a solid foundation in your work.
“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.”
“As an engineer, I want to help develop methods to build affordable housing. There are many people in need, and I want to help develop ways to build housing for people who can’t afford a house in the current market.”
“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.”
“Engineering like a Cyclone Engineer means thinking about the big picture of the systems you’re working on and being able to think outside the box to solve issues and create new ideas.”
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.
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.
Simon Laflamme has been at Iowa State University for over a decade and has contributed with different research projects through the years.
This year’s competition includes taking on the role of the electrical contractor in order to complete various project management tasks, compiled into their overall proposal.
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.
A team of engineers and scientists at Iowa State University is conducting research to empower an Alaska Native community and reduce the burden of water insecurity accelerated by climate change.
W. Samuel Easterling, the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University, has been elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
For Fatemeh Ganji, a second year doctorate student in civil engineering with a focus in water resources, the journey to accessible water for all isn’t just water under the bridge.