Chuck Jahren (right) answers Brandon Sleep's (left) question during ConE 322 (Photo by Tindall)

“Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Professors use newest learning models to encourage real-world problem-solving Brandon Sleep preps thoroughly for any construction engineering (ConE) 322 lecture. He doesn’t mind watching video lectures outside of class. That’s because ConE 322 is a hybrid learning classroom. Students have to come prepared. “We do the homework in class, and we have a guide from the lectures … Continue reading “Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Jake Uglem (Photo by Craig Carrol Photography)

Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA

Cyclone Hockey’s Jake Uglem strikes a balance on the ice and in class If the first round of semester tests is stressful for you, imagine navigating class responsibilities while balancing an athletic schedule. Jake Uglem doesn’t have to imagine. Balancing responsibilities is a regular thing for the Cyclone Hockey defenseman. Uglem, an Iowa State University (ISU) junior … Continue reading Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA

CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis. An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality … Continue reading CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

CCEE student interviews with Raker Rhodes Engineering associates (Photo by Tindall)

How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

Industry partners share tips for making your next career fair one for the books Every year, thousands of students attend Iowa State University’s (ISU) two Engineering Career Fairs. So in the bustle to get résumés printed off or get that interview outfit ready, remember these top tips from industry partners.  Research, research, research Every industry … Continue reading How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

exCYted logo (Courtesy Say Kee Ong)

Graduate student council launches exCYted lecture series

Graduate student council launches exCYted lecture series Work-life balance takes priority at first event in newest engineering lecture The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosted the first event in a new speaker series, exCYted, on Jan. 19. Establishing a successful professional career while setting aside personal time was the topic of … Continue reading Graduate student council launches exCYted lecture series

Ophoff (left) earns first place in the Exhibition Showcase category at the Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. Dr. Jennifer Shane (right) giving award. (Photo by Kate Tindall)

Ophoff recognized by College of Engineering Honors Program for capstone project

Undergraduate researcher earns engineering capstone project award at University Honors Poster Presentations When Brandon Ophoff presents his research, he can’t help but learn something new. “Each time, people ask questions and then it makes me think a little bit deeper,” Ophoff said. “So as I’m presenting, I’m learning more.” Ophoff has had multiple opportunities to … Continue reading Ophoff recognized by College of Engineering Honors Program for capstone project

“Helping people is the best satisfaction:” ISU Associated General Contractors volunteer during fall break

When it comes to re-making houses into homes, these Iowa State students get the job done Why would a student give up fall break? Nic Schneider, who is a first-semester freshman at Iowa State University (ISU), has a simple—but touching—answer. “Helping people is the best satisfaction.” In the past weeks, members of Iowa State University’s … Continue reading “Helping people is the best satisfaction:” ISU Associated General Contractors volunteer during fall break

Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) honors CCEE’s Beth Hartmann for support of STEM education to young women This month, Senior Lecturer Beth Hartmann was honored as a 2016 WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Champion. Hartmann, a construction engineering faculty member of the civil, construction and environmental engineering department at Iowa … Continue reading Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion

CCEE students prior to capstone F2016 presentation

CCEE seniors finish multi-disciplinary course to cap off semester

Capstone course gives seniors chance to interact with industry partners, gain real-world experience Benjamin Claypool will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering (ConE) this coming December. By the time he crosses the graduation stage, he’s already passed a milestone. Claypool has just finished his senior capstone project. From the moment he … Continue reading CCEE seniors finish multi-disciplinary course to cap off semester

Design-Build Institute of America team wins third consecutive regional competition

Student competition team places first, “expands horizons” after design-build experience When it comes to career opportunities, experience and networking are crucial. That’s why Lauren Bennett is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). “Employers see it on my resume, and they ask about it,” Bennett said of her involvement in the student chapter … Continue reading Design-Build Institute of America team wins third consecutive regional competition

Iowa State engineers succeed at FOX Engineering, stay connected to their alma mater

Three alums receive national honors in environmental engineering industry.    If you walk into FOX Engineering, you probably won’t be surprised if you see a lot of cardinal and gold. Nearly three-quarters of the environmental engineering firm’s employees have degrees from Iowa State. FOX Engineering, which is well known for its focus on water and … Continue reading Iowa State engineers succeed at FOX Engineering, stay connected to their alma mater

Penton (front middle) and team members with finished campanile (Photo courtesy Brad Perkins)

CCEE students attend Masonry Student Field Day

Construction engineering students get hands dirty while learning from industry partners Julie Penton has built a campanile. No, we’re not referring to the Campanile on Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus. Penton’s campanile stood five feet high. She only had 20 minutes to build it. And participation went toward credit in a class lab. Last month, Penton, … Continue reading CCEE students attend Masonry Student Field Day