Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

Multi-disciplinary team aims to bring new tech tools to the classroom in effort to prepare students for real-world challenges (From left to right): Faculty members Aliye Karabulut, Chuck Jahren and An Chen “Students are motivated when things make sense and are relevant,” says Chuck Jahren, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Construction Engineering Professor-in-Charge. Jahren has been … Continue reading Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Sri Sritharan named interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recently appointed Sri Sritharan as interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives. Sritharan is the Wilkinson Chair in the College of Engineering and a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. In this new role, Sritharan will provide leadership in the area of wind energy and assist the college with strategic planning … Continue reading Sri Sritharan named interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

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Professor Emeritus Wallace Sanders remembers opportunities, experiences from Iowa State days

Wallace Sanders—professor emeritus of civil, construction and environmental engineering, former interim assistant vice provost for research and associate dean for the College of Engineering—accumulated plenty of memories throughout his 34 years with Iowa State. “I remember the first calculator I ever saw,” he says. “Not computer—calculator. I also remember the first computer I ever saw … Continue reading Professor Emeritus Wallace Sanders remembers opportunities, experiences from Iowa State days

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Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has established the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. This prestigious position will further enhance the college’s reputation as an academic leader in educating future engineers. This gift was made possible by Donald and Sharon Greenwood who elevated previous donations to the $2 million level required … Continue reading Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering

Dong researches ways to expand electric car market

Jing Dong, a new assistant professor in the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department, believes transportation engineering is a multidisciplinary field necessary to solving fundamental challenges. “Transportation research deals with everyday problems—moving people or freight from one place to another—yet it involves some of the most complex systems,” says Dong. “As a transportation researcher, I … Continue reading Dong researches ways to expand electric car market

Iowa State engineers load new Iowa Falls bridge with damage-detection gauges

Iowa State University engineers are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to develop and test a comprehensive monitoring system on the new bridge near downtown Iowa Falls. The system will take continuous, real-time measurements of corrosion, strain, surface conditions, moisture within the bridge’s steel arch and structure movements over time. Brent Phares, interim director … Continue reading Iowa State engineers load new Iowa Falls bridge with damage-detection gauges

Engineering in Africa: Iowa State professor makes a global impact

Situated near the northern border of a country with a long history of violence, political instability, and disease is the Bilingual Christian University of Congo (UCBC), a school offering promise and hope to a community that has endured years of loss and strife. Launched in 2007, the university is part of the Congo Initiative, which … Continue reading Engineering in Africa: Iowa State professor makes a global impact

White and Mickelson receive medallions

Two professors recently received medallions to commemorate their holding named professorships. David White holds the Richard L. Handy Professorship and Steve Mickelson the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professorship in Engineering. Read the Innovate article.

CoE welcomes new faculty

With the fall semester in full swing, this year’s new faculty members are busy teaching and researching at Iowa State’s College of Engineering. As a group, they bring a wide range of expertise and skill, ranging from biomaterials to alternative energy, and they also add value to the successful interdisciplinary teaching and research within the … Continue reading CoE welcomes new faculty

CCEE adds geotechnical engineer to faculty

Jian Chu, a researcher and consultant well established in Southeast Asia, became the James M. Hoover Chair in Geotechnical Engineering in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering this fall. Chu’s most recent venture was director of the Centre for Infrastructure Systems in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological … Continue reading CCEE adds geotechnical engineer to faculty