AGC members take a quick break for a photo outside one residential work site (Photo courtesy Kurtis Schreck)

Construction engineering students aid South Carolina families in post-hurricane destruction

Members of Iowa State University’s Associated General Contractors use spring break to volunteer in North Charleston area A disabled veteran. A widowed grandmother raising three grandchildren. A single mom working two jobs. John Raimer can list family after family that has benefited this month from the work of Iowa State’s Associated General Contractors Student Organization. … Continue reading Construction engineering students aid South Carolina families in post-hurricane destruction

Iowa State EERI team and their adviser, Dr. Jeramy Ashlock, at 2016 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition (photo courtesy Bin Cai)

Students prep for 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute at Iowa State seeks donations to compete in March competition On March 7-10, Iowa State University’s Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) student organization will travel to Portland, Oregon, to compete in the 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition. The team is currently seeking donations from individuals and companies to defray the cost … Continue reading Students prep for 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

CCEE associate professor implements new techniques for classroom learning

Associate Professor Peter Savolainen embraces team-based learning, flipped classroom method to stretch students’ abilities New teaching methods are flipping traditional classroom learning on its head. Team-based learning (TBL) helping students learn from peers. Flipped learning methods lead students to review materials outside of the classroom. Class time is then used for questions, discussion and projects. These methods … Continue reading CCEE associate professor implements new techniques for classroom learning

Iowa State engineers succeed at FOX Engineering, stay connected to their alma mater

Three alums receive national honors in environmental engineering industry.    If you walk into FOX Engineering, you probably won’t be surprised if you see a lot of cardinal and gold. Nearly three-quarters of the environmental engineering firm’s employees have degrees from Iowa State. FOX Engineering, which is well known for its focus on water and … Continue reading Iowa State engineers succeed at FOX Engineering, stay connected to their alma mater

Chen, Laflamme awarded $200K from NSF for multi-purpose structural system research

“How can you multi-purpose—re-think—structural systems?” Iowa State University (ISU) researchers have a new theory to answer that question. Earlier this month, the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded ISU professors An Chen and Simon Laflamme more than $200,000 in research funding. The project, “Multifunctional Structural Panel for … Continue reading Chen, Laflamme awarded $200K from NSF for multi-purpose structural system research

Engineering students named Wallace E. Barron Scholars

Angadbir Singh, a senior in mechanical engineering, and Kaitlyn Aldrich, a senior in civil engineering, will be named Wallace E. Barron Scholars’ for their remarkable achievements in academics and leadership. The Wallace E. Barron Award was established by the Iowa State University Alumni Association to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievements in academics, and promise for continuing these qualities as alumni.

Cyclone Energy comes full circle in Green Energy Challenge

In 2009, a five-person team of students from Iowa State’s civil, construction and environmental engineering department decided to participate in the Green Energy Challenge. The competition, which is sponsored by the ELECTRI International Foundation, challenges student chapters across the nation to create a proposal for sustainable updates to a building in their community. The students, … Continue reading Cyclone Energy comes full circle in Green Energy Challenge

Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

Fifty Iowa State University employees were honored and recognized on March 10, 2016, at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast. In all, 15 individuals and 5 teams from across the University community were presented with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards. The following individuals represented the College of Engineering: Professional and Scientific Council … Continue reading Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

E-Week: Celebrating the engineering community

A tradition that began in 1965, Engineers Week (E-Week) is a staple event within the College of Engineering, continuing to grow each year. E-Week is a student
organization that serves to celebrate the engineering field, the College of Engineering and its students, faculty, and staff. E-Week hopes to provide a way for students to build relationships with other students, faculty and alumni as well as network and increase professional development.

Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu: Bringing the classroom to you

In her role as a lecturer at Iowa State, Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, holds a unique position within the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department. Instead of teaching classes to students, she works directly with faculty members to develop online and hybrid courses.