Iowa State’s College of Engineering offers nearly 20 different learning communities to meet the individual needs of incoming, transfer and current engineering students in a variety of majors. Learning communities continue to bring engineering students together in and out of the classroom.
The origin of ISU ABE’s successful learning community is rooted in long-term retention efforts In the fall of 1997, Iowa State University’s Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) Department saw a 33% decline in retaining incoming students. This threw a then-new associate chair of teaching into a sticky situation. Steve Mickelson needed to find the … Continue reading Retaining students through relationship-building
Grain storage fatalities account for a large percentage of agricultural-related deaths in the United States. Researchers at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering are trying to find ways to decrease this number of fatalities.
Moses Kalyango traveled 8,000 miles to explore solutions to a centuries-old problem to take back to his native Uganda.
Iowa State University’s (ISU) Industrial Technology Club (ITec) received the 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Annual Conference, held Nov. 6-8 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the second year ISU’s ITec Club has received this honor. From ATMAE’s website: “Outstanding student chapters are recognized based … Continue reading ITec Club receives 2019 Outstanding ATMAE Student Chapter Award
Steve Mickelson is the 2019 recipient of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Faculty Excellence Award. Mickelson is the current chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). He has held this position for eight consecutive years. This award recognizes the superior performance and achievement of up … Continue reading Chair of ABE receives ATMAE Faculty Excellence Award
Michelle Friedmann is a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). Friedmann received the Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA at the group’s national conference on Nov. 9. The award recognizes individuals’ exceptional leadership skills and qualities within EWB. Friedmann is being recognized for her efforts … Continue reading Friedmann recieves Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders
Richard Gates has been named director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. Gates, currently a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will start his new duties with the center on Jan. 1.
Jacek Koziel, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, spent a month in Uzbekistan using his food, energy and water nexus expertise in the Aral Sea basin as part of the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program.
Brian Steward, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is the lead mentor of Team Neutrino, a FIRST Robotics Competition team for high school students. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields.
“I wish I had learned that in school.” Recent graduates ask themselves this many times in the first years of their professional career. But at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE), faculty members like Matt Darr and Bob McNaull are determined to bring the industry experience to the students. Hands-on … Continue reading A unique lab experience for systems engineering students
After years of serving on the Iowa State University (ISU) Faculty Senate, University Professor Steve Freeman has decided to step down from his senate duties this spring. Freeman has been involved in the senate since 2001 and served as senate president during the 2011-2012 term. “Steve has shown great commitment to service through his long-time … Continue reading After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate
The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services … Continue reading Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering took home two Engineers’ Week wins, recognizing the department’s outstanding efforts and enthusiasm for the annual week celebrating all things engineering. ABE was named Most Involved Department and won first place in the door decorating contest.
The president of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, has been appointed to a faculty position in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). Charles Sukup, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from Iowa State in 1976 and 1982, began a five-year, part-time appointment this fall.