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

CCEE graduate student earns Graduate and Professional Student Senate Teaching Award

Teaching remains a top priority for doctoral candidate Last week, engineering graduate student Alireza Sassani earned the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Teaching Award. Sassani, who studies geotechnical/materials engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), earned this award for his work as a teaching assistant for the course … Continue reading CCEE graduate student earns Graduate and Professional Student Senate Teaching Award

ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

Two units within the College of Engineering have teamed up with other departments on campus to create a mobile version of an Iowa State landmark. The departments of civil, construction, and environmental engineering (CCEE) along with mechanical engineering (ME) are working with the architecture and music departments on the Campanile Carillon Model Project. The project … Continue reading ME, CCEE, other departments team up for Campanile model project

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

ME grad student voted vice president of Graduate and Professional Student Senate

ME master’s student Ashton Archer has been voted vice president of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). Archer replaces outgoing vice president Bharat Agrawal who announced on Nov. 28 he would step down because of “health issues.” Archer along with fellow senator Niloo Parvin were nominated to fill the vacant seat and Archer won … Continue reading ME grad student voted vice president of Graduate and Professional Student Senate

ME lecturer looks forward to his role as a teacher at ISU

With more than three decades of experience between industry and academia, mechanical engineering senior lecturer Michael Messman brings a unique perspective to the department. Messman joined the Iowa State faculty at the start of the 2016-17 academic year after spending nearly a decade at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, South … Continue reading ME lecturer looks forward to his role as a teacher at ISU

2nd Annual Caterpillar Innovation Challenge

Students from various clubs participated in a daylong workshop in which they brainstormed and produced a door design for bulldozers and other machinery. The event was hosted by Caterpillar Inc. and took place October 15, 2016 on the Iowa State University campus. Check out the video below as well as photos from the event.

Michael Bartlett: Innovating soft materials with unconventional properties

Michael Bartlett, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, brings his research on soft, bio-inspired materials to Iowa State. Bartlett completed his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From the research he performed as a graduate student, he developed a strong, reusable adhesive inspired by the gecko’s toe. Named Geckskin, this material can hold … Continue reading Michael Bartlett: Innovating soft materials with unconventional properties

ISU engineering students design, study safer football helmets

Three Iowa State University engineering students were recently featured in the Des Moines Register for their efforts in designing and studying ways to create safer football helmets that better protect against concussions, CTE, and other head injuries. The research team consists of undergraduate students Tanner Hamelau (mechanical engineering), Zach Murrell (mechanical engineering), and Zach Taalman (materials … Continue reading ISU engineering students design, study safer football helmets

CCEE students sweep awards at regional, national Intelligent Transportation Systems contests

Tingting Huang says transportation engineering data analysis can be daunting. “After we’ve collected this data, how do we know if the data is good enough, is good for the research or application?” Huang said. Pranamesh Chakraborty works with massive quantities of data from freeway sensors. He, too, knows that real-world analysis presents challenges. “It’s a huge … Continue reading CCEE students sweep awards at regional, national Intelligent Transportation Systems contests

New CCEE Faculty Solve Current Engineering Challenges

They may be from across the globe. But the four new members to this year’s faculty at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering are coming to the Midwest for one goal: to solve challenging problems in modern engineering. Ashley Buss, Assistant Professor Do you get excited about a department of transportation internship? What about … Continue reading New CCEE Faculty Solve Current Engineering Challenges