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

Ag engineering student brings aquaponics to ISU and beyond

For Sophie Rotole, a junior in agricultural engineering, it’s been a great experience for an undergraduate. “Miniponics 3.0 was a great success for me personally. It was a great opportunity to experience the engineering design process. I really enjoyed designing and constructing a product from start to finish and watching it function as intended,” she … Continue reading Ag engineering student brings aquaponics to ISU and beyond

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

MSA Professional Services awards scholarship to Pech

BARABOO, WI: As a future agricultural engineer, Spencer Pech wants to help create a more sustainable form of agriculture that can help feed the world in the future. MSA Professional Services (MSA), Baraboo, WI, recently awarded Pech a $1,000 scholarship for the fall 2016 semester to help him achieve that goal.

ABE alum selected as NMSU dean of College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Rolando Flores, professor and head of Food Science and Technology and director of the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been selected as dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. He has a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University (1981) and a bachelor’s degree … Continue reading ABE alum selected as NMSU dean of College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Hillary Kletscher, a biological systems engineer from Vesta, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Amy Kaleita, associate professor of biological systems engineering, as she leads the engineering class into … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2016 commencement

Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship awarded to Kate Klavon

Kate Klavon—a senior in agricultural engineering—has always been interested in the environment, and her time at Iowa State has been devoted to preparing herself to find solutions to environmental problems. With the help of the Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship, Klavon has been able to pursue her interests in agriculture and the environment. She has … Continue reading Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship awarded to Kate Klavon

Five students from Iowa State awarded NASA Fellowship

This fall, five Iowa State students were awarded research funding through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium program, a fellowship distributed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Students receiving the fellowship include undergraduate students Benjamin Huseman, Christian Setzer, and Rebecca Meerdink, and graduate students J. Eliseo De León and Mitchell Rock. The NASA Fellowship is … Continue reading Five students from Iowa State awarded NASA Fellowship

Collaboration between ABE and AerE saves funds while helping students

When faculty members from the Aerospace Engineering (AerE) department were in need of small steel bars used to test for failure, faculty from the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) department stepped up to provide just that. Faculty members from the ABE department and the AerE department recently found a way to partner with one another … Continue reading Collaboration between ABE and AerE saves funds while helping students

Agricultural Engineering alumnus makes strides in sustainable agriculture research

Growing up on a farm in small town Iowa with an interest in science and farming, alumnus Bill Wilcke, found a home away from home at Iowa State, where he was able to combine his passions in the agricultural engineering program. It would inevitably lead him to the forefront of sustainable agriculture development and take him around … Continue reading Agricultural Engineering alumnus makes strides in sustainable agriculture research

For love of a country

To Iowa State alumnus Mamoun Dawlebeit (MSAgE’80; PhDAgE’83), agricultural engineering is more than a career—it’s a way to improve the livelihood of his people. Native to Sudan, he is well aware of the challenges his country will face, like competition over land use, deforestation, and other impacts of climate change that will affect the economy. … Continue reading For love of a country

Agricultural engineer grad secures job with master’s and internship experience

There are many things students can do to improve their resumes and find experience that will help them land their dream jobs. For engineering students, this is not any different. James Bosserd graduated from Iowa State in 2007 with a master’s degree in agricultural engineering. Bosserd was able to secure a full-time job at John … Continue reading Agricultural engineer grad secures job with master’s and internship experience

Olsens create named professorship in College of Engineering

A Kansas City area couple has established a named professorship in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University through a gift commitment of $625,000. Charles and Jane Olsen of Leawood, Kan., have created the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professorship in Engineering. The position will be used to retain and recognize an outstanding … Continue reading Olsens create named professorship in College of Engineering