Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

Banquet honoring Dr. Richard Handy and speakers in geotechnical engineering are highlights of upcoming Iowa ASCE conference The Iowa chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be hosting its Geotechnical Engineering Conference on March 8-9 at the Scheman Building of the Iowa State Center in Ames. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. … Continue reading Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

NSF CAREER recipient Cassandra Rutherford joins CCEE

New assistant professor stays on the “edge” of geotechnical engineering research Cassandra Rutherford doesn’t want the easy answer. That’s the reason she was drawn to engineering. “I thought that it was a challenging specialty,” Rutherford explained. “You were seeking new answers and trying to answer a question that hadn’t been answered before.” This January, Rutherford … Continue reading NSF CAREER recipient Cassandra Rutherford joins CCEE

DeWayne Heintz, CCEE alumnus (BSCE2016)

Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

DeWayne Heintz has been convinced for a long time that Iowa State University (ISU) is unique. “I remember the first time I went to the ISU campus, when my parents took me there on a class visit in February of ’81,” Heintz said. “I just thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever … Continue reading Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State

Ashlock earns Iowa State civil engineering’s first NSF CAREER award

Jeramy Ashlock, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, has just received one of the nation’s top research awards for early career faculty. The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF CAREER) awarded Ashlock $400,000 over five years to develop a research program for integrated computational and physical … Continue reading Ashlock earns Iowa State civil engineering’s first NSF CAREER award

Craig and Terry Denny establish K-12, civil engineering STEM funds

Dr. Craig Denny (BSCE’71, MSCE’73) and his wife, Terry (BSElemEd’72), recently donated $100,000 to the Shawnee Mission School District (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) and $100,000 to the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University to improve science, technology, engineering and math career opportunities for K-12 students and female college students, respectively. At … Continue reading Craig and Terry Denny establish K-12, civil engineering STEM funds

Iowa State professor emeritus publishes ‘FORE and the Future of Practically Everything’

Scientific explanation just got a whole lot funnier. Five years in the making, a book called “FORE and the Future of Practically Everything” was officially released by Moonshine Cove Publishing on Nov. 15, 2013.  The author is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Handy. “FORE and the Future of Practically Everything” uses a scientific theme, … Continue reading Iowa State professor emeritus publishes ‘FORE and the Future of Practically Everything’