The 2017 Cyclone Power Pullers hope to build on the success of previous years by refining concepts and components that worked well in past competitions. The team designed and built their quarter-scale tractor, called the ExCYter, from scratch this academic year.
Congratulations to the following ABE graduate students who were recently recognized by the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE): Conrad Brendel – Iowa Section ASABE Outstanding M.S. student: Brendel grew up in Elizabethtown, PA and completed his B.S. at Iowa State in … Continue reading ABE graduate students awarded scholarships
Dr. Carl J. Bern, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has received the inaugural Sukup Global Food Security award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The award recognizes distinguished contributions to global food security through work and mentoring in grain drying, handling and storage. Bern mentors students in … Continue reading ISU professor Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award
Charles Sukup, president of Sukup Manufacturing Co., has received the 2016 Cyrus Hall McCormick Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The award recognizes exceptional and meritorious engineering achievement in developing grain handling equipment. Sukup graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He later … Continue reading ABE alum receives national engineering honor
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering faculty, staff and students were once again a strong presence at the annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) conference. More winners will be announced in upcoming Inside magazines (ASABE publication): 2016 ASABE Major Award Winners: Carl Bern: Sukup Global Food Security Award Mark Hanna: SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety … Continue reading ISU faculty, staff and students win big at ASABE in Orlando
6th place overall; 1st place – written design report; 3rd place – team presentation; winner of safety category, winner of sound level category.
Students at Iowa State University building a from-scratch miniature tractor have pinned their hopes to a radical redesign of a critical component – but you might not notice it at first glance. Rather than build a hydraulic transmission, which is the industry standard, the Power Pullers have gambled on an electronic one in a bid … Continue reading Cyclone Power Pullers hope revamped transmission will allow their quarter-scale tractor to charge to victory
From July 13 to July 16, the hallways in Elings Hall and Sukup Hall were a little vacant. This was due to many in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering attending the 2014 ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) annual international meeting in Montreal. Faculty, staff and students were in attendance, and several were recognized … Continue reading ABE recognized for achievement and advancement at annual conference
Kate Klavon—a senior in agricultural engineering—has always been interested in the environment, and her time at Iowa State has been devoted to preparing herself to find solutions to environmental problems. With the help of the Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship, Klavon has been able to pursue her interests in agriculture and the environment. She has … Continue reading Michael Allen Schultz Endowed Scholarship awarded to Kate Klavon
Governor Terry Branstad honored Iowa State’s American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) student chapter in June, presenting the organization with the Annual Governor’s Volunteer Award. Governor’s Volunteer Awards are given to Iowa non-profit organizations each year to recognize local volunteers. Recipients must provide an outstanding contribution to the state or community through service, … Continue reading ABE club recognized for outstanding service
Sustainability has grown into a hot topic around the globe. The concept can be applied to a myriad of activities, but the students who participated in the Sustainable Biomass Production and Processing (SBPP) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) had their eyes on agriculture. Sustainable agricultural practices are comprised of many intricate details, and SBPP participants … Continue reading Increasing the production and sustainability of land