College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Improving decision management

What if you had all the field data you needed right in front of you? Steven Mickelson, professor and department chair of Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and his team are developing an innovative decision support (DS) tool for conservation professionals. This program will help conservation professionals to see a 3-D appearance of the field with a conservation best management practice (BMP) in place.

2020 recipients of Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship

Five students were awarded the annual Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship. The Giese Graduate Fellowship was created in memory of Henry Giese, professor of structures and environment areas for Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship was designed to promote research done in soil and water conservation. 

Can Iowans speed up water conservation efforts?

ISU ABE Professor Matt Helmers weighs in on a pressing question: can Iowa speed up its water conservation efforts? And at what point is it too late to make a change?

Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) ISU Student Chapter competed in the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition on April 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. “This organization connects what we learn in class with real-world problems,” said Peiyang Li, a member of WEF at ISU and a student in biological systems engineering. “It provides …Continue reading “Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition”

ME alum, Iraq War vet implements conservation farming practices in Northern Iowa

An Iowa State University mechanical engineering alumnus and Iraq War veteran was recently featured on the United States Department of Agriculture blog for his efforts practicing conservation farming techniques in Northern Iowa. Adam Boge joined the military right out of high school before attending ISU where he studied Ag Systems Technology and Mechanical Engineering. His …Continue reading “ME alum, Iraq War vet implements conservation farming practices in Northern Iowa”

Amy Kaleita featured in PRISM Magazine’s “20 Under 40”

Written by PRISM Magazine From the air or highway, America’s fruited plains present a uniform vista of vast abundance. Not to Amy Kaleita. The associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University sees a “nonlinear, somewhat chaotic” array of microplots, each with unique hydrology, root depths, soil characteristics – and ripe opportunities for …Continue reading “Amy Kaleita featured in PRISM Magazine’s “20 Under 40””

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