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ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston

Dodds, John S. “Jack” (August 10, 1885-November 3, 1950) —professor of civil engineering, founder of Camp Marston—was born in Northfield, Minnesota, on Aug. 10, 1885. At an early age, Dodds showed an intent interest in engineering. After high school, Dodds joined a group conducting government surveys in North Dakota. In 1904, Dodds enrolled at Carleton …Continue reading “ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston”

Iowa State University’s historic ties to the Transportation Research Board

First woman ABE undergraduate reflects on time at Iowa State

Jill Fratini forged a unique path as an engineer and a working mother. Fratini is the first woman to graduate from ISU with an undergraduate degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering.

By women, for women: Ames historic building designed by early civil engineering graduate

Today, women teaching at Iowa State University (ISU) probably don’t worry about finding a place to live near campus. Students, faculty and alums may be surprised to find that, prior to 1922, both female students and faculty members sometimes struggled to find housing.

Centennial Celebration: A glimpse at civil engineering alumnus Neal Garver

Neal Garver stepped off the train with only a suitcase, prior experience as a school teacher, a certificate from a second-grade teacher in hand and a dream of becoming a civil engineer. Four years later he graduated with a degree in civil engineering and went on to create Garver, a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

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”

CCEE alumnus Raymond “Paul” Giroux named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

Ask engineer and historian Raymond “Paul” Giroux to describe his recent recognition as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The first answer you will hear is “humbling.” Giroux, a ’79 construction engineering graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), accepted the prestigious honor …Continue reading “CCEE alumnus Raymond “Paul” Giroux named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers”

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