ECpE engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

AMES, Iowa – Let’s say plant scientists want to develop new lines of corn that will better tolerate long stretches of hot, dry weather. How can they precisely assess the performance of those new plants in different environmental conditions? Field tests can provide some answers. Greenhouse tests can provide some more. But how can plant … Continue reading ECpE engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

Iowa State University will host the 47th Annual Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting on October 3-6 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The meeting is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and three of its academic departments: aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering The meeting’s goals—expanding cooperation, … Continue reading College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

ECpE establishes new bioengineering research and graduate study area

Ames, Iowa — The ECpE department is establishing a new core area of research and graduate study: bioengineering. This is the 10th core area the department offers. “This new core area is expected to broaden the engineering skills of our students, helping them solve biologically relevant problems. The integration of various engineering streams and basic … Continue reading ECpE establishes new bioengineering research and graduate study area