Kiewit Corporation based in Omaha, Nebraska, has provided a gift commitment to establish the Kiewit Scholars at Iowa State. The program will support students in the Iowa State University College of Engineering who have an interest in and passion for the construction industry.
CCEE Alum Jay Mathes Receives 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction 2021 Award
Matthew Green is the fall 2021 outstanding senior in construction engineering.
Clarissa Woodward is the fall 2021 outstanding senior in civil engineering.
CCEE Graduate and undergraduate students presented their research to CCEE faculty, staff, alumni, and students.
The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department welcomed six new faculty members this semester.
CCEE students in the National Electrical Contractors Association competed in a national competition and earned second place.
CCEE’s Laflamme Published in Prestigious Journal for Sensor Improving the Medical Industry
Iowa State University alum Richard Gumtau had a more than five-decade career as a highway engineer which took him all over the country and even other parts of the world. Gumtau’s journey is an aspiring one though it almost ended before it even started because of the academic and financial hurdles he faced his freshman year of college. This would eventually inspire him to support students so they would not need to encounter the hardship he endured.
A feature on Iowa State civil engineering major Nicole Martindale and her outlook on being a Cyclone Engineer.
A paper by Behrouz Shafei, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, co-authored by two of his Ph.D. students, Kofi Oppongand and Dikshant Saini, is among the top downloaded articles published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in structural engineering. “Ultrahigh-performance concrete for improving impact resistance of bridge superstructures to overheight collision,” appeared in the Special Collection of ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering on the application of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC).
A brief summary of the CCEE 150th activities.
Two Cyclone Engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Construction 2021 class. Vilas S Mujumdar, professor of practice in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and alumnus Rao Surampalli (’85 PhD civil engr) are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field.
Alice Alipour and Behrouz Shafei, both Cerwick Faculty Fellows and associate professors of civil, construction and environmental engineering, are on an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University researchers selected to receive the 2021 Bridging the Divide seed grant. The $25,000 award will be used to investigate methods of expediting post-disaster safety assessments of structures.
CCEE’s Cristina Poleacovschi has found that, for engineers, asking for help is influenced by gender. Women are more likely to feel knowledge is easy to access and are more likely to ask women colleagues questions.