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Trends and buzzwords: CCEE alumni lend insight for success at career fairs

With the 2017 Iowa State University (ISU) Fall Engineering Career Fair one for the books, civil, construction and environmental engineering alums weigh in with do’s and don’ts Following the career fair, you probably contacted employers with thank you emails and constantly gripped your phone in hopes that recruiters would ring with news of an internship … Continue reading Trends and buzzwords: CCEE alumni lend insight for success at career fairs

Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs

Navreet Mahal, a 4th-year PhD student co-majoring in Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture, is currently researching corn stalk sap nitrates to evaluate a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Mahal’s work is part of a collaboration between Iowa State University Agronomy Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). ECpE’s Associate Professor Liang Dong’s group … Continue reading Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs

(From left to right) ISU researchers Benjamin Ahn (aerospace engineering), Kristen Cetin and Bora Cetin (both of civil, construction and environmental engineering) are working to develop better teaching methods for the engineering students of tomorrow. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Video Profiles: Tom Burtnett

Tom Burtnett, Structures Manager for Team PrISUm and a senior in mechanical engineering, discusses his role as a driver for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, what he learned after a day of test driving, and his impressions thus far about the team’s trip down under.

PrISUm in Australia: Matt Goode

Matt Goode, a materials science engineering senior from Coggon, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

PrISUm in Australia: Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal, a mechanical engineering senior from St. Louis, Missouri, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.