ABE’s Koziel receives two Publons Peer Review awards

Jacek A. Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, won two Publons Peer Review awards. He was ranked in the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in Environmental Science, ranking 35th overall in that category. Koziel was also ranked as one of the top peer reviewers for Iowa State University.

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is tied for 53rd among 132 public national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” undergraduate rankings released today. Overall – in the magazine’s ranking of 311 national universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors, graduate programs and research capabilities – Iowa State is tied for 115th. Read … Continue reading U.S. News rankings: Iowa State 53rd among national publics; first in ag/bio engineering

Schwab: Providing Leadership for Agricultural Safety

Charles Schwab came to Iowa State University 27 years ago because of the university’s reputation as one of the pioneers of agricultural and biosystems engineering. In his time in Ames, it has been Schwab’s goal to make farmers and their families safe while at work and play.

ABE professor to receive Academic Leadership Award at Global Agriculture Leadership Summit

This year at the 10th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit, professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Manjit Misra will be presented with the Academic Leadership award. Misra will also address the morning session with the topic “To feed the future, we must first seed the future”. Misra also commented that the award reflects the good work … Continue reading ABE professor to receive Academic Leadership Award at Global Agriculture Leadership Summit

ABE: Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook Updated

MidWest Plan Service has released a revised and updated version of its “Grain Drying, Handling, and Storage Handbook” (MWPS-13). The publication was developed to assist farmers, elevator managers, equipment dealers, students and others interested in developing grain systems. Now in its third edition, the handbook has been substantially updated and expanded to reflect dealing with … Continue reading ABE: Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook Updated

Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson

Charles R. & Jane F. Olsen Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Steve Mickelson has been given the James R. And Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award. This award honors and recognizes annually an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as the department head/chair of a Biological and/or Agricultural Engineering … Continue reading Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson

Charles Sukup Named Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus

Charles Sukup (BSAgE’76, MSAgE’82) has been named a 2017 recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor recognizes “lifetime achievements and commitment to engineering education” and outstanding contributions in “developing young minds, inspiring the next generation of engineers, and contributing to the advancement of the engineering profession.” Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor … Continue reading Charles Sukup Named Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus

Lie Tang utilizes plant-measuring robots to improve crop health

Lie Tang, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is working with scientists to improve crop resiliency using robots called PhenoBots. These robots collect data about plants as they grow in specific environments. With this data, the team can learn more about plant genes, environments for crops and ultimately a way to provide food to the world’s … Continue reading Lie Tang utilizes plant-measuring robots to improve crop health

Improving fan efficiency in barns

Katlyn DeVoe grew up on a dairy farm in in Juda, a small town in southern Wisconsin, where her and her family milked 100 head of cattle. When she was ready to go to college, she wanted to continue to learn more about the dairy industry at a strong university that still offered a small-town feeling.

Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Raj Raman puts people and education first

Education has always been a passion for Raj Raman. He finished graduate school with the realization that undergraduate education was somewhat undervalued, and he knew then that he wanted to make a difference in that area. In the eight and a half years Raman has worked at Iowa State, he’s worn many hats. He is … Continue reading Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Raj Raman puts people and education first

Guest post: A new home for ABE

Steve Mickelson, department chair of agricultural and biosystems engineering, gives an update on the department’s move into Elings and Sukup halls.  Ask anyone who has ever been associated with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and they’ll all say the same thing – our new building was a long time coming. For years, the department … Continue reading Guest post: A new home for ABE