Tag: agricultural engineering

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

Students implement fruit dehydrator in rural Nicaragua

While most students were lounging in the sun and taking a rest on spring break, three agricultural engineering (AgE) seniors were busy working with local Nicaraguans to provide a fruit preservation method for their community. Kristine Gleason, Alyse Herr, and Nicole Stoll partnered with EOS International to travel to Nicaragua and design and test a … Continue reading Students implement fruit dehydrator in rural Nicaragua