Christianson featured in Diversity/Careers magazine

Laura Christianson, graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, discusses the opportunities as an agricultural engineer in the Winter 2011/Spring 2012 Minority College issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology. In the article, she talks about her research to help remove nitrates from agricultural drainage which in turn improves water conditions. The full story is available … Continue reading Christianson featured in Diversity/Careers magazine

Matt Helmers

Switchgrass lessens soil nitrate loss into waterways, engineering researcher says

By planting switchgrass and using certain agronomic practices, farmers can significantly reduce the amount of nitrogen and nitrates that leach into the soil, according to Iowa State University research. Matt Helmers, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy, have been studying the amount of nitrates that pass through soil … Continue reading Switchgrass lessens soil nitrate loss into waterways, engineering researcher says

Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year

Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen, who has led research teams awarded back-to-back R&D 100 awards for biofuels developments, has also been named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year . Lindsay Hock, the magazine’s managing editor, wrote that the magazine’s awards honor “the people behind some of the greatest innovations and discoveries in science.” … Continue reading Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year