A portion of the ISU AGC gift donations (Photo courtesy Nathan Pals)

In time of giving, local families receive gifts from ISU AGC

Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) members mark season with donations to those in need When Nathan Pals organizes Iowa State University Associated General Contractor’s, or ISU AGC, donations during the winter season, the college sophomore has two standard questions he asks local families. “You ask them not only what they need, but what … Continue reading In time of giving, local families receive gifts from ISU AGC

“Helping people is the best satisfaction:” ISU Associated General Contractors volunteer during fall break

When it comes to re-making houses into homes, these Iowa State students get the job done Why would a student give up fall break? Nic Schneider, who is a first-semester freshman at Iowa State University (ISU), has a simple—but touching—answer. “Helping people is the best satisfaction.” In the past weeks, members of Iowa State University’s … Continue reading “Helping people is the best satisfaction:” ISU Associated General Contractors volunteer during fall break

CCEE students substitute AGC service trip for spring break

Leaky roofs, chipping paint … Jack Viverito paints a vivid picture of houses devastated by storms in Oklahoma City. “You could just see, some of the houses were a complete mess,” Viverito said. “You couldn’t believe [people] were still living in them, when you look next door and [the house] is perfectly fine.” The construction … Continue reading CCEE students substitute AGC service trip for spring break

AGC completes 2,700 hours of service work over spring break

Students in construction engineering aren’t strangers to framing floors and walls, installing drywall, insulation, and siding, or constructing cabinets and fences. Since 2006, they have spent their spring breaks putting these skills to work for neighbors in need. From March 11 to March 19, 2011, 40 members of the Iowa State University Associated General Contractors … Continue reading AGC completes 2,700 hours of service work over spring break

Engineering students win Student Activities Center awards

Veishea 2011 and the Student Activities Center had a recognition ceremony Tuesday to honor Iowa State’s outstanding leaders, faculty, and organizations. Winners associated with the College of Engineering include Brian Capesius, senior in mechanical engineering, a student leader recognized for hard work Katherine Ament, graduate in materials science and engineering, recognized with the Outstanding Student … Continue reading Engineering students win Student Activities Center awards

Iowa State receives second place in AGC Outstanding Student Chapter contest

Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter was awarded second place in the 2010 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest for its work building new handicap accessible ramps along the Skunk River Water Trail in Ames. The group brought together numerous local organizations to invest nearly 300 man-hours building the ramps to benefit their … Continue reading Iowa State receives second place in AGC Outstanding Student Chapter contest

Construction engineering students perform service work

Two groups of construction engineering students spent their spring breaks on service projects in Iowa and Florida. The Iowa State University Associated General Contractors Student Chapter traveled to Cedar Rapids over spring break. During that time, 34 students performed 2,120 hours of community service work on various projects. See the article and photos. The Iowa … Continue reading Construction engineering students perform service work