Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

From Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research article, “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort.” When dark, ominous clouds roll through the sky, most people suspect a storm is brewing and shrug it off. Alice Alipour, on the other hand, thinks about how storm-induced winds might force traffic … Continue reading Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Environment for listening and voicing ideas is crucial to graduate student’s Iowa State experience Lauren Schwab wasn’t considering graduate school after she completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State. But then she found a faculty mentor that was unique for a specific quality. Chris Rehmann, a professor of environmental engineering, listened to her ideas. “There’s … Continue reading Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

New leadership to focus on providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education, expanding research with state and global impact as top priorities David Sanders has been named the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment began July 1, 2018. “Engineering is about problem-solving and people,” Sanders says. “Civil, … Continue reading David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

Graduate students, undergraduate students, and judges gather up for a group photo following awards at the research showcase. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase

Students from five focus areas present at poster competition Students budget time each November to get ready to defend their research findings and answer questions during the Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. This year, the symposium was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Howe Hall Atrium … Continue reading Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase

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.