Two Iowa State University professors have been appointed to serve on the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of economics, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, were nominated to the committee and agreed to serve starting Oct. 1.
An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Katelyn Fritz from Pleasant Hill and Michelle Friedmann of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, were named recipients of the David Lambert ‘Hunger Fighter’ Memorial Scholarship, that honors his efforts in … Continue reading BSE student named recipient of scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert named at Borlaug Dialogue Symposium
First established on Oct. 16, 1979, World Food Day recognizes the day in 1945 when 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, effectively managing the global food system.
U.S. News & World Report recently released the 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings, and Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked the country’s best. In biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the No. 1 ranked program among all national universities, and 1st among public universities, a tie with Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The … Continue reading U.S. News rankings: Iowa State’s ag/biosystems engineering ranks No. 1, Engineering ties for 22nd among public universities
Crews made great progress over spring break dismantling the 93-year-old Davidson Hall on Osborne Drive, former home of the agricultural and biosystems engineering department. Less than two weeks lapsed between the photos (right and below). Much of the building — both its contents and its exterior — have been repurposed or recycled. The ISU student chapter … Continue reading Ninety-three years later
Biological systems engineering senior recognized for outstanding achievements in academics and leadership Hillary Kletscher came to Iowa State in 2011 ready to try new things. As a freshman, she was also serving as Minnesota’s 2011-2012 FFA president, a commitment that required her to miss a number of classes. That didn’t stop her from joining the … Continue reading Hillary Kletscher named Wallace E Barron All-University Senior
Global hunger has no easy answer. But as part of a partnership with the federal government called Feed the Future, researchers at land-grant universities are trying new approaches to the decades-old dilemma. Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, for example, is an expert on fish feed. He says that more nutritious feed, … Continue reading Hunger help from the heartland
Written by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service Iowa farmers can save a chunk of change simply by making sure their tractors are in the right gear, according to personnel at Iowa State University working to make agricultural operations run more efficiently. Many of the expenses associated with large-scale agriculture don’t give farmers much … Continue reading Iowa State University energy efficiency experts are helping farmers save money
The Cyclone Powers Pullers club has given Jason Herbers a lot of experience for his future career in agricultural engineering. Herbers, senior in agricultural engineering, is currently preparing his team and quarter-scale tractor pull prototype for the national competition May 29 in Peoria, Ill. “This is a way to further develop engineering students and give … Continue reading Students ‘get real engineering experience’ through tractor pull club