ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Sukup, an Iowa State University agricultural engineering alumnus, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on Sept. 30 at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected in 2018. There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE … Continue reading ABE alumnus, Charles Sukup, inducted into National Academy of Engineering

50 years powering student success

It was August 1967 when Carl Bern first walked into a classroom at Iowa State University. He began his career in agricultural engineering as a teaching assistant, and has taught students at Iowa State every term since.

ISU professor Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award

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

ISU faculty, staff and students win big at ASABE in Orlando

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

Wagner receives Schafer Education Trust award

Kortney Wagner, a senior in biological systems engineering, was awarded the Schafer Educational Scholarship. Wagner also belongs to Tau Beta Pi. The Schafer Educational Trust (SET) was established in 1999 by agricultural engineering & engineering mechanics alum, Bob Schafer, to honor his late mother, Pansy Head Schafer, father, Marion L. Schafer, and brother, David L. Schafer. Cash awards are made … Continue reading Wagner receives Schafer Education Trust award

Bern: Kenya, World Unites to Fight Hunger After Harvest Losses

Mixing maize with amaranth during storage can reduce weevil infestation by up to 75 per cent, scientists have found out. “Storing maize mixed with amaranth will reduce the interstitial space between kernels, overall void volume, and therefore, total oxygen available to weevils,” said Dr Carl Bern of Iowa State University, US. In addition to limiting … Continue reading Bern: Kenya, World Unites to Fight Hunger After Harvest Losses