College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Ground-shifting research: Soil Machine Dynamics Laboratory

  Watch a video of the SMDL and see it in action.   Agricultural and biosystems engineering assistant professor Mehari Tekeste leads Iowa State’s Soil-Machine Dynamics Laboratory, supporting design optimization and evaluating machine systems performance as Ground Engaging Tools (GETs) and Mobility system equipment interacts with soil under various soil compaction levels and research of …Continue reading “Ground-shifting research: Soil Machine Dynamics Laboratory”

ISU robot still reports to work, even during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of everyday life, but one researcher at Iowa State University continues to work uninterrupted in a laboratory for hours a day, painstakingly watering and measuring plants to study the effects of drought.

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.

In memory of Anthony N. Michel, inaugural member of ECpE Hall of Fame

Anthony “Tony” N. Michel, former electrical engineering professor with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), passed away on Feb. 1, 2020, at the age of 84. Michel was a faculty member at Iowa State for 16 years, from 1968-84. “I came here [to Iowa State] in 1968, and I found out …Continue reading “In memory of Anthony N. Michel, inaugural member of ECpE Hall of Fame”

ASABE Be Inspired video competition

Inspiration can come from a variety of places. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) students Alena Whitaker, a senior in Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), Mike Sserunjogi, graduate student in ABE, and Garrett Onstot, a Uganda service learner, participated the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) one-minute video challenge. 

ECE at Iowa State: 2018 Impact Report out now

  Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has released its 2018 Impact Report. See the full report in all its forms here: https://en.calameo.com/read/00495448565a1183a5585 https://mailchi.mp/4198ef6a4fa6/ece-at-iowa-state-2018-impact-report https://www.ece.iastate.edu/files/2018/11/Impact-Report-2018-digital-version-2.pdf https://youtu.be/rniqkLcyUhA

ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

On November 5, Bill Graves, dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University introduced the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, an opportunity to show the unique and challenging research faculty and students are doing at Iowa State. “The challenge is for graduate students to describe their scholarly work in ways that are understandable and compelling,” Graves …Continue reading “ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition”

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