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.

CoE Alum takes the wheel at NSF

Science Magazine sat down with Iowa State University College of Engineering alum Subra Suresh, MSME’79, after his first week as director of the US National Science Foundation. Click here to read the story.  (This link requires a subscription if attempting to view off-campus. When accessed via Iowa State’s network, you can view the article free of … Continue reading CoE Alum takes the wheel at NSF