ISU CCEE alumna Sandra Larson retires from leadership at Iowa Department of Transportation

While summing up duties as systems operations bureau director for the State of Iowa, alum keeps university collaboration top priority This month, Sandra Larson (B.S. CE’88) will retire from her position as the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Systems Operations Bureau Director. She has spent 29 years managing the smooth facilitation of day-to-day traffic on … Continue reading ISU CCEE alumna Sandra Larson retires from leadership at Iowa Department of Transportation

Nicole Schmidt is the newest chair of the Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. (Photo courtesy Nicole Schmidt).

Engineering alumna chosen to chair Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors

Nicole Schmidt (B.S.ConE 2009, M.S.CE 2013) assumes responsibilities as chair, shares advice for getting involved On May 19, Nicole Schmidt officially accepted the chair position for the Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) Board of Directors. The ISUAA recognized Schmidt during the 2017 ISUAA Annual Meeting, held in concurrence with the 2017 ISUAA Inspiration Awards … Continue reading Engineering alumna chosen to chair Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors

Pepper Construction’s Dave Pepper named 2017 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Ames, Iowa – Dave Pepper, a 1985 graduate of Iowa State University, is this year’s inductee into the Iowa State University Construction Engineering (ISU ConE) Hall of Fame. Pepper is chairman of Pepper Construction Group. He accepted the nomination during the ISU Associated General Contractors Banquet on April 21 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference … Continue reading Pepper Construction’s Dave Pepper named 2017 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Described in the March 15, 2017, article “Award-winning engineer’s career inspired by 4-H project,” Rachel Pichelmann (BSCE2009) recalls one test in particular in high school. “I remember taking some sort of career aptitude test and it showed that I should pursue some sort of science or technology career,” Pichelmann said. “I still remember thinking, ‘Oh, whatever … Continue reading Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Sandra Larson with Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award (Credit: Iowa Department of Transportation)

CCEE alumna receives Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award

Sandra Larson honored for outstanding achievements in highway research This January, Sandra Larson (BSCE’88, BSBIOL’75) received the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). According to the board, the award recipient is recognized for “outstanding research in the field of transportation research.” Larson, the director of … Continue reading CCEE alumna receives Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award

DeWayne Heintz, CCEE alumnus (BSCE2016)

Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

DeWayne Heintz has been convinced for a long time that Iowa State University (ISU) is unique. “I remember the first time I went to the ISU campus, when my parents took me there on a class visit in February of ’81,” Heintz said. “I just thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever … Continue reading Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

Brian Roper, CCEE alumnus

Civil engineering alumnus manages megaproject for Wisconsin Department of Transportation

For Brian Roper, being accountable for the design and construction of more than $2 billion in major highway projects is simply part of the job. It’s an assignment he takes very seriously, but it’s not something that intimidates him. In fact, he says he’s right where he wants to be—in the middle of projects that … Continue reading Civil engineering alumnus manages megaproject for Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Get to know…Matt Hillis

Matt Hillis, BSConE’00, was recently profiled by the Des Moines Register. He is a senior project manager for Ryan Cos. US Inc., in Des Moines.

ME alum wins SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Andrew McKean, a structural analyst  for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, Dubuque Works, was honored with the 2010 SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award during the SAE 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, held last fall in Rosemont, Ill. McKean holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State … Continue reading ME alum wins SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

ConE alum to lead Iowa’s administrative services agency

A manager in the local construction industry, Mike Carroll, will serve as head of Iowa Department of Administrative Services, which coordinates resources of state government. Carroll graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State’s construction engineering program. Read the full story.