Beth Hartmann (middle) with her mentee group gathered around her. Photo courtesy Beth Hartmann.

Iowa State civil, construction engineering faculty attend 2017 ExCEEd Teaching Workshops

Hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers, ExCEEd offers on-point critique of teaching skills Three Iowa State University (ISU) engineering faculty took part in 2017 ExCEEd Teaching Workshops during the month of July. The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, sponsors the ExCEEd program. ExCEEd stands for Excellence in Civil Engineering Education. Participants … Continue reading Iowa State civil, construction engineering faculty attend 2017 ExCEEd Teaching Workshops

Chris Levandowski (pictured) is a graduate student in structural engineering.

Iowa State structural engineering graduate student earns Freeman Fellowship

With fellowship from American Society of Civil Engineers, graduate student explores uses of Ultra High Performance Concrete Chris Levandowski, a graduate student in structural engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), has been awarded the Freeman Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The fellowship was established in 1924 by former ASCE President John … Continue reading Iowa State structural engineering graduate student earns Freeman Fellowship

Iowa State students hold up under pressure in Steel Bridge Competition

Campus chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ISU ASCE) takes third place overall at 2017 ASCE Midwest Steel Bridge Competition Late last month, students in Iowa State University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, or ISU ASCE, brought home third place overall at the society’s Midwest Steel Bridge Competition. The 36-member team … Continue reading Iowa State students hold up under pressure in Steel Bridge Competition

(From left) Drs. David Jeong, Jennifer Shane and Chuck Jahren

Construction engineering faculty take lead in ASCE Construction Institute

Three ISU faculty members tackle real-world engineering issues in committee chair positions With the election of construction engineering (ConE) professor David Jeong earlier this month, faculty of Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) now claim three leadership positions within the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Institute (ASCE CI). “We are … Continue reading Construction engineering faculty take lead in ASCE Construction Institute

Giroux (center) accepts the Roebling Award at ASCE's Construction Research Council. ISU Construction Engineering Program Professor-in-Charge Chuck Jahren (left) and ISU Construction Engineering Professor Doug Gransberg (right) accompany him to accept the award. Photo courtesy Paul Giroux

CCEE alumnus receives Roebling Award from ASCE

Raymond “Paul” Giroux (BSConE’79) earns prestigious honor for “contributions to construction engineering” When comparing résumés, it’s easy to see how Paul Giroux stands out from the crowd. After all, how many engineers can list the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge or Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge within their portfolios? This month, the Iowa State University … Continue reading CCEE alumnus receives Roebling Award from ASCE

Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

Banquet honoring Dr. Richard Handy and speakers in geotechnical engineering are highlights of upcoming Iowa ASCE conference The Iowa chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be hosting its Geotechnical Engineering Conference on March 8-9 at the Scheman Building of the Iowa State Center in Ames. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. … Continue reading Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

Sritharan, alumni, collaborators receive honors from Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers

Outstanding things come in threes. At least, that’s the case for Sri Sritharan and his team of Iowa State University (ISU) alumni and industry collaborators. Earlier this year, the ISU professor learned that he and research partners had earned three prestigious awards: the T.Y. Lin Award, the Martin P. Korn Award, and the George D. … Continue reading Sritharan, alumni, collaborators receive honors from Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers

CCEE alumnus Raymond “Paul” Giroux named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

Ask engineer and historian Raymond “Paul” Giroux to describe his recent recognition as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The first answer you will hear is “humbling.” Giroux, a ’79 construction engineering graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), accepted the prestigious honor … Continue reading CCEE alumnus Raymond “Paul” Giroux named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

CCEE faculty lead, learn at ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshops

“It is exciting, it is exhilarating!” Beth Hartmann uses those words to describe the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) ExCEEd Teaching Workshop. Last month, the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) senior lecturer served as a faculty mentor at the workshop, held at the United State Military Academy … Continue reading CCEE faculty lead, learn at ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshops

ASCE student chapter earns recognition for “outstanding activities”

Iowa State University (ISU) senior Erica Mack didn’t waste time diving into civil engineering. “My first week of Iowa State was when I started getting involved in ASCE,” Mack said, describing her first experience with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at Iowa State University (ISU). For going on four years, the Department of … Continue reading ASCE student chapter earns recognition for “outstanding activities”

Concrete Canoe Leadership Focuses on Goals while Hosting Regional Competition

ISU Concrete Canoe Co-Captain Abdullah Abdullah knows how to inspire recruits. “We have a project, a due date,” Abdullah said. “We have to finish it before the due date. We are representing [Iowa State University], so we have to have a really good final product.” This spring, the ISU chapter of the American Society of … Continue reading Concrete Canoe Leadership Focuses on Goals while Hosting Regional Competition