Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Personal experience is interwoven in student’s professional goals Being a minority in the United States has given Hongtao Dang first-hand insight into his area of focus. In his role as a doctoral researcher, Dang is studying disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). These are economically or socially disadvantaged persons who, for example, start a business or face … Continue reading Pursue your passion at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

ISU CCEE faculty member, team earns inaugural Bridging the Divide grant

Original article by Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research Two interdisciplinary research teams have been selected to receive funding from Iowa State University’s inaugural Bridging the Divide internal funding opportunity, an experimental seed program to holistically address complex societal challenges through new collaborations among university researchers in design, art and humanities, … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member, team earns inaugural Bridging the Divide grant

Find support at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Doctoral student builds a supportive professional, personal community while at Iowa State Some people pursue a doctoral degree. Some travel from long distances to continue their education. And some, like Minas Guirguis, travel from halfway around the world with a family to go to graduate school. That is commitment. “You need support,” the materials engineer … Continue reading Find support at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Three from ME receive CoE awards

Three people from the Department of Mechanical Engineering were recently recognized by the Iowa State College of Engineering for their commitment to the college and the department. Assistant professor Jonathan Claussen received the Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, lecturer Paola Pittoni received the Superior Engineering Teaching Award, and academic adviser Jessica Van Winkle received … Continue reading Three from ME receive CoE awards

Grow professionally at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Educational experience at Iowa State provides for growth in technical and soft skills for young engineers “Classes do a very good job of teaching you the technical skills that you need to have as a student.” That’s Chris Levandowski, a master’s student studying structural engineering. And while he understands the seriousness of classes, Levandowski knows … Continue reading Grow professionally at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate student finds abundant interdisciplinary research opportunities at ISU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE) Sajed Sadati had three top considerations when he was looking for a graduate school: his topic of study, his advisers, and the college from which he would earn his degree. He found all three at Iowa State, and … Continue reading Endless opportunities at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is celebrating two faculty members who have been named recipients of university awards. Associate Professor Eric Cochran has been named to receive the ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property. It honors faculty members who have made important intellectual property contributions at the university, preferably leading to … Continue reading CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Graduate transportation engineering student finds caring community 2,000 miles from home Willine Richardson rates Iowa State friendliness as “top-notch.” “It reminds me of home a lot, because of the hospitality …,” she says. “You can meet anyone, from any part of the world, to be honest. I’ve met so many people from different places.” Richardson … Continue reading Beyond the class at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

A group of freshman conduct research during a final session of FRI. Photos by Tindall.

Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

Freshman Research Initiative continues to grow in Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) keeps doors open. That’s what Olivia Taylor has found. “I would encourage others to take part in undergraduate research, or doing the FRI opportunity,” she says. “I think a lot of the times, even … Continue reading Freshman sum up spring semester with real-world research

Mohamed Elkashef (Photos courtesy Elkashef)

CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

Postdoctoral researcher earns first Karas Award in history of Iowa State’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (CCEE) Mohamed Elkashef has been selected by Iowa State University’s Graduate College as the recipient of the 2018 Karas Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering discipline. The award recognizes a superior dissertation … Continue reading CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

Paul Giroux (Photo by Jim Tkatch for ASCE)

Kiewit’s Raymond “Paul” Giroux named 2018 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Ames, Iowa – Raymond “Paul” Giroux, Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is the 2018 inductee to Iowa State University’s Construction Engineering Hall of Fame. With a Kiewit career spanning more than four decades, Giroux has helped build some of North America’s most significant infrastructure. He has inspired a generation of … Continue reading Kiewit’s Raymond “Paul” Giroux named 2018 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber

A research project by a group of College of Engineering researchers aims to develop a bio-based carbon fiber that could be used in anything from cars to wind turbines. The project was first started two years ago when the College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Project provided seed funding for the preliminary studies. Findings from those … Continue reading CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber