College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Iowa State takes learning beyond traditional classroom with new minor

Iowa State University (ISU) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month, a facility that will help propel the University into answering a major need.

New screening tool developed by Iowa State University researchers can speed detection of bovine tuberculosis

A new screening tool developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture can dramatically reduce the time to detect strains of bacteria that cause a serious livestock disease and that impact the health of millions of people worldwide.

Iowa State University doctoral candidate strives to make swine barns more efficient, profitable

“I’m striving to have my research be very practical and beneficial for the industry, so that when other producers are reading the results of our research, they’re really not questioning, ‘Is this even similar to what my operation is going to be like for conditions?’ ” Ben Smith, a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, says.

Fresh off the assembly line: Power Pullers set to compete with newly built tractor

An ISU ABE student organization that spent the school year designing and building a quarter-scale tractor will enter a lean and versatile machine into a competition in an effort to climb the leader board after a strong showing last year.

After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate

After years of serving on the Iowa State University (ISU) Faculty Senate, University Professor Steve Freeman has decided to step down from his senate duties this spring. Freeman has been involved in the senate since 2001 and served as senate president during the 2011-2012 term. “Steve has shown great commitment to service through his long-time …Continue reading “After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate”

ISU ABE outstanding young alum: Danielle Munsch

Danielle Munsch graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology in May 2016. What she likes most about her career? “I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.”

ISU ABE alum weighs in on setting goals and working to achieve them

Raised on a farm in Monona County in western Iowa, Larry Buss earned a degree in ag engineering from Iowa State University. Before graduating in 1968, he worked three summers for the Soil Conservation Service in Sioux City. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Navy in California for two years as an engineer, and then took a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. All of this enabled Larry to “come home.”

Graduate program in agricultural and biosystems engineering back to No. 1

Iowa State University’s graduate program in agricultural and biosystems engineering has reclaimed the top spot in U.S. News and World Report magazine’s latest rankings of graduate programs.

College of Ag and Life Sciences recognizes ABE faculty, staff for teaching, advising, research and extension

ISU CALS has announced recipients of its 2019 awards in teaching, advising, research and extension.

2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students

This year’s Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship has been awarded to three graduate students in Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Guy Graduate Fellowship was established to promote research in soil and water conservation. Emily Waring is in the second year of her doctoral program. She is advised by Matt …Continue reading “2019 Guy Fellowship awarded to three ag and biosystems graduate students”

2018 ATMAE Conference showcases success of Iowa State ABE

Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) faculty, staff and students received various awards for their work and contributions to education and research at this year’s Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Annual Conference. The conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri, from Nov. 7 – 9. The Industrial Technology (ITec) club’s …Continue reading “2018 ATMAE Conference showcases success of Iowa State ABE”