(From left to right) ISU researchers Benjamin Ahn (aerospace engineering), Kristen Cetin and Bora Cetin (both of civil, construction and environmental engineering) are working to develop better teaching methods for the engineering students of tomorrow. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

Construction, civil engineering faculty explore the art of problem solving to prepare graduates for real-world challenges on the job Complex … these words describe the types of problems that Kristen Cetin knows engineers face on the job site. “There’s no one solution,” she says, explaining the concept of ill-structured problems. “In addition to that, there’s … Continue reading Iowa State researchers explore ways to better prepare students for industry

ISU CCEE faculty honored during 2017 College of Engineering Convocation, 35th Annual Civil Engineering Fall Banquet

Civil, construction and environmental engineering faculty earn honors during yearly celebrations of achievement Iowa State University’s College of Engineering held its annual Convocation on Sept. 7. James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala opened the ceremony with a welcoming address and yearly update that included college achievements and upcoming goals for … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty honored during 2017 College of Engineering Convocation, 35th Annual Civil Engineering Fall Banquet

Kristen Cetin stands in front of the Iowa State University Power Plant. Her research on energy production would impact facilities like this one during times of peak usage. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to assess impact of extreme weather on energy production

Construction Engineering Assistant Professor Kristen Cetin seeks ways to decrease demand on load during dog days of summer Turning up the air conditioner is the first move you make when you come in from a hot summer day. The hotter the outdoor temperatures, the lower you crank the thermostat. Multiply that by thousands of people … Continue reading Iowa State researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to assess impact of extreme weather on energy production

ISU MCA awarded 2017 Chapter of Excellence Grant

Iowa State student organization plans events, scholarships made possible through grant from national association This month, Iowa State University’s Mechanical Contractors Association (ISU MCA) Student Chapter earned a 2017 Chapter of Excellence Grant from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). The grant totals $7,500 and will be used for student scholarships and chapter operations. … Continue reading ISU MCA awarded 2017 Chapter of Excellence Grant

Herrera pilots a drone while at work.

Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature

Technology is changing the way engineers tackle challenges in the field. Iowa State civil, construction engineering alums weigh in. Editor’s Note: This past winter, the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) released a survey to construction engineering alumni concerning possible changes to a program publication. In that survey, alums … Continue reading Drones take off as trend in engineering industries – a CCEE alumni feature

Pepper Construction’s Dave Pepper named 2017 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Ames, Iowa – Dave Pepper, a 1985 graduate of Iowa State University, is this year’s inductee into the Iowa State University Construction Engineering (ISU ConE) Hall of Fame. Pepper is chairman of Pepper Construction Group. He accepted the nomination during the ISU Associated General Contractors Banquet on April 21 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference … Continue reading Pepper Construction’s Dave Pepper named 2017 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Emily Bowers, Academic Adviser (Photo by Kate Tindall)

CCEE adviser earns spot on Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council

Academic Adviser Emily Bowers takes up duties as councilor representing Iowa State University staff The civil, construction and environmental engineering department at Iowa State University congratulates Emily Bowers on her recent election to the university’s Professional and Scientific (P & S) Council. Bowers is an academic adviser of civil and construction engineering students. She is … Continue reading CCEE adviser earns spot on Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council

Construction Engineering Graduates of 2017 (Photo by Kate Tindall)

CCEE celebrates spring class of 2017 graduates

With blue skies and beautiful weather for graduation day, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) acknowledges success of Class of 2017 More than 120 graduates were recognized during the ISU CCEE Spring 2017 Pre-Commencement Celebration. The celebration, held on Saturday morning at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, commended the … Continue reading CCEE celebrates spring class of 2017 graduates

ISU AGC works on securing the beams of their house (Courtesy AGC)

Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

With winnings from Race to Build, Iowa State students keep on giving If you received $5,000 right now, how would you use it? Though some of us may struggle with this question, the choice for students in the Iowa State University Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) is clear. Give it to someone who … Continue reading Iowa State Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) donates $5K to Appalachia Service Project

Iowa State alumnus receives ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor Award

From planning to finished project, Josh Braby (B.S. ConE 2006) knows engineering is best learned by doing On Tuesday, Engineering News-Record (ENR) and the Architecture-Construction-Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of America recognized construction engineering alumnus Josh Braby as a 2017 ENR-ACE Outstanding Mentor. Braby, who is a project manager at Neumann Brothers, Inc. in Des Moines, … Continue reading Iowa State alumnus receives ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor Award