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Iowa State ABE associate professor receives BBI’s Award of Excellence

Kurt Rosentrater, executive director and CEO of the Distillers Grains Technology Council and associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, is the 2021 recipient of BBI International’s Award of Excellence. This award recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to the fuel ethanol industry through their research, technical advisory and/or …Continue reading “Iowa State ABE associate professor receives BBI’s Award of Excellence”

IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering University Professor Steve Vardeman was recognized by the provost’s office earlier this month for his “above and beyond” efforts as a faculty mentor. Vardeman, who also has an appointment in Iowa State’s Department of Statistics, is a 2019 recipient the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. He was nominated for this honor …Continue reading “IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts”

ISU CCEE research team works to produce engineering design for saturated buffers on Iowa farms

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available. 

ISU CCEE faculty garner college, university recognition at annual award ceremonies

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) celebrated multiple successes during the month of September. In U.S. News and World Report’s most recent rankings, ISU CCEE’s undergraduate program tied for 27th in civil engineering among institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate. In a fall 2018 release of university enrollment numbers, the department …Continue reading “ISU CCEE faculty garner college, university recognition at annual award ceremonies”

Ramirez joins ABE faculty

Brett Ramirez is no stranger to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. On January 1, 2018, Brett Ramirez joined the faculty in ABE as an assistant professor. He earned his doctorate one semester earlier at Iowa State University under the guidance of Dr. Steve Hoff. Ramirez has a research and extension appointment which allows …Continue reading “Ramirez joins ABE faculty”

Equity and equality among construction engineering faculty at Iowa State

In a historically male-dominated field, faculty of Iowa State’s Construction Engineering Program demonstrate progressively diverse backgrounds Engineering faculty at Iowa State are united when it comes to turning out tomorrow’s problem-solvers. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first time regular faculty positions in Iowa State University’s Construction Engineering Program (ISU ConE) are equally filled by …Continue reading “Equity and equality among construction engineering faculty at Iowa State”

New faculty, staff join ISU CCEE for fall semester

A new year brings new faces to the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) Chris Day Chris Day is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University. He is a member of the transportation engineering focus area at ISU CCEE. Day previously worked at Purdue University for nearly seven years as …Continue reading “New faculty, staff join ISU CCEE for fall semester”

World War II veteran, emeritus faculty member honored with Quilt of Valor

Iowa State emeritus faculty member Richard Montag was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Aug. 12. Montag lives in Colo, Iowa. He was an associate professor of engineering during his time at Iowa State. According to the article “Colo man awarded Quilt of Valor,” printed in the Aug. 23 edition of the Story County Sun, Montag …Continue reading “World War II veteran, emeritus faculty member honored with Quilt of Valor”

Sarah Ryan Elected Engineering Caucus Chair for Faculty Senate

Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor of IMSE, is the 2017-2018 College of Engineering Caucus Chair for the Iowa State Faculty Senate. Inspired to serve by her commitment to leadership and growth, Ryan shares the following about why she serves on Faculty Senate and what her goals are as caucus chair.   What motivates you to …Continue reading “Sarah Ryan Elected Engineering Caucus Chair for Faculty Senate”

Former NASA flight director joins AerE

When Tomas Gonzalez-Torres first stepped on the Iowa State campus as a student in the fall of 1992, his dream was to work at NASA. Just two years later, Gonzalez-Torres had a co-op internship at the Johnson Space Center and graduated in 1998 with a job at NASA. Nineteen years later, Gonzalez-Torres returns to Iowa …Continue reading “Former NASA flight director joins AerE”

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”

Commitment to CCEE: engineering emeritus engage with ISU while keeping professional relationships strong

More than 70 years. That’s a lifetime, a career. And that’s how much experience Jack Cleasby and Wallace Sanders have dedicated to Iowa State University (ISU).   Cleasby and Sanders are both emeritus faculty of ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE).  While their stories are different, their commitment to ISU and CCEE …Continue reading “Commitment to CCEE: engineering emeritus engage with ISU while keeping professional relationships strong”

Faculty positions announced for 2016-17

The state Board of Regents approved 58 faculty promotions and tenure applications for the 2016-17 year during its April 21 meeting in Council Bluffs. The full list of faculty can be found here. The new titles and promotions take effect in July for A-base (12-month) faculty and in August for B-base faculty. Nine College of …Continue reading “Faculty positions announced for 2016-17”

Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards

Fifty Iowa State University employees were honored and recognized on March 10, 2016, at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast. In all, 15 individuals and 5 teams from across the University community were presented with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards. The following individuals represented the College of Engineering: Professional and Scientific Council …Continue reading “Engineering staff recognized with Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards”

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