College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

John Romal is the environmental lab and safety manager at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). In his current duties, Romal is responsible for research and teaching laboratory operations, including sample preparation for undergraduate students, equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections and general operations. He also collaborates …Continue reading “Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager”

Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story

From Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research article, “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort.” When dark, ominous clouds roll through the sky, most people suspect a storm is brewing and shrug it off. Alice Alipour, on the other hand, thinks about how storm-induced winds might force traffic …Continue reading “Iowa State’s I-Corps Program holds up Alipour as success story”

ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Research on heated pavement technology by College of Engineering student garners recognition from national organization Late last month, Iowa State civil engineering doctoral candidate Ali Arabzadeh was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) with this year’s Outstanding Student of the Year award. The work for …Continue reading “ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award”

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”

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 advisors, 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”

Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Department’s 145 graduates share success with families, friends during pre-commencement events On Saturday, May 5, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) hosted its pre-commencement receptions. This spring semester, ISU’s Construction Engineering Program graduated 45 students, and ISU’s Civil Engineering Program graduated 100 students. Families and friends gathered at Ames …Continue reading “Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers”

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”

Find a home at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Civil engineering student finds independence, adventure in campus home  If you were to talk to Jens Dancer on his first day at Iowa State University (ISU), you may have heard this … “I think when I came to ISU as a freshman, I wasn’t really sure if this was going to be my home,” he …Continue reading “Find a home at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

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”

STEM change agent: Shauna Hallmark

First woman director of Institute for Transportation shares experience as leader, ways to balance life and work Shauna Hallmark proudly describes herself as a “geek” in school. She knew she wanted to work in the STEM fields. Fast forward, and Hallmark is now the director of Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (ISU InTrans). She …Continue reading “STEM change agent: Shauna Hallmark”

Find community at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

On campus and in Ames community, construction engineering senior shares ways to give back Julie “JP” Penton’s day is made when she can help someone else. “If you can make someone else feel better, then that in itself is the best thing that you can do,” she says. It’s a defining part of her ISU …Continue reading “Find community at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

New year, new team, same goal

Submitted by Julie “JP” Penton, Cyclone Energy member It’s springtime, and Cyclone Energy is ready! After winning last year’s ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge (GEC), the team is working hard to get another win for the books. If they bring home first place this year, it would be the fifth consecutive win. One of the …Continue reading “New year, new team, same goal”

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