College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ABE Alum Spotlight: Matt Haas – engineering for the farmers, starting at ISU  

Matt Haas graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering in 2023. Growing up on a farm in rural Illinois, Haas had a passion for Legos, agriculture, and hands-on work.  

Welcoming ABE’s new advisor: Aaron Leppert 

The Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) is excited to welcome Aaron Leppert to the department as the new Agricultural Engineering advisor. With a background in chemistry and secondary education, Aaron is extremely passionate about guiding students through their time at Iowa State.

Agricultural and biosystems academic advising goes online

When Iowa State University moved to online instruction in March, it didn’t just impact course delivery. The transition also disrupted academic advising during the busy fall registration period. Academic advisors and the relationships they build with their student advisees are an important part of the undergraduate experience at Iowa State. To help keep their advisees …Continue reading “Agricultural and biosystems academic advising goes online”

Generating power and leadership

Armed with a fresh bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, Cynthia Lord headed east, joining Consolidated Edison of New York as a rotational engineer, where she worked with aspects of engineering and operations as well as marketing and finance. An early internship with Iowa Power and Light piqued her interest in the electric generation industry, …Continue reading “Generating power and leadership”

Sukup Manufacturing Co. announces leadership succession

Charles E. Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co., is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2020, and after 25 years, he will transition from Chair, President and CEO to Chairman of the Board. His brother, Steve Sukup, who has been CFO and Vice President will become President and CEO. Although Charles, will no longer be involved in day-to-day operations, he looks forward to being an ambassador for Sukup Manufacturing Co. and supporting its growth and success in sales and product innovation.

If one heat lamp is good, is two better?

During the 2019 Pig Welfare Symposium, Suzanne Leonard presented the “Effects of one or two heat lamps on sow behavior and piglet performance in farrowing stalls.”

ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Sukup, an Iowa State University agricultural engineering alumnus, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on Sept. 30 at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected in 2018. There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE …Continue reading “ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering”

Agricultural engineering team competes at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

A group of six agricultural engineering students represented Iowa State University for the first time at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge on April 11-14, 2018. The team designed a human-powered vehicle that used a hydraulic powered transmission. This was a national competition sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and was held at the Danfoss …Continue reading “Agricultural engineering team competes at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge”

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”

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2015 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony

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