AGC members take a quick break for a photo outside one residential work site (Photo courtesy Kurtis Schreck)

Construction engineering students aid South Carolina families in post-hurricane destruction

Members of Iowa State University’s Associated General Contractors use spring break to volunteer in North Charleston area A disabled veteran. A widowed grandmother raising three grandchildren. A single mom working two jobs. John Raimer can list family after family that has benefited this month from the work of Iowa State’s Associated General Contractors Student Organization. … Continue reading Construction engineering students aid South Carolina families in post-hurricane destruction

ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Mechanical engineering alumnus Payton Goodrich was among four Iowa State students or alumni recently awarded graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Goodrich (BSME’15) studied microbial fuel cells and microfluidics in ME assistant professor Nastaran Hashemi‘s lab as an undergraduate at Iowa State. He also participated in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program, working … Continue reading ME alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

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ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

One Iowa State University student group aims to use its engineering expertise to provide a safe and reliable source of water for a drought-stricken, agriculture-dependent region in West Africa.  The ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has worked with officials in the village of Ullo – in northwest Ghana – to provide its roughly … Continue reading ISU’s Engineers Without Borders aims to ease water procurement in West African village

Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Iowa State University chemical engineering graduate student Deon Ploessl has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Ploessl was an Iowa State Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate who received his B.S. in May of 2016 and then entered the graduate program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes … Continue reading Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Described in the March 15, 2017, article “Award-winning engineer’s career inspired by 4-H project,” Rachel Pichelmann (BSCE2009) recalls one test in particular in high school. “I remember taking some sort of career aptitude test and it showed that I should pursue some sort of science or technology career,” Pichelmann said. “I still remember thinking, ‘Oh, whatever … Continue reading Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Chuck Jahren (right) answers Brandon Sleep's (left) question during ConE 322 (Photo by Tindall)

“Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

Professors use newest learning models to encourage real-world problem-solving Brandon Sleep preps thoroughly for any construction engineering (ConE) 322 lecture. He doesn’t mind watching video lectures outside of class. That’s because ConE 322 is a hybrid learning classroom. Students have to come prepared. “We do the homework in class, and we have a guide from the lectures … Continue reading “Ahead of the game:” Active and hybrid learning take foothold in CCEE curriculum

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Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

Iowa State transportation engineering faculty hit high gear analyzing highway safety data in part two of second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) This semester will be busy, as Iowa State University (ISU) researchers propose traffic safety models for SHRP2, or the second Strategic Highway Research Program. “This is all about saving lives,” says Sandra Larson. … Continue reading Safety takes front seat in second phase of national highway program

ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Daniela Faas – a 2010 PhD alumna in mechanical engineering and human-computer interaction at Iowa State University – recently received the Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award. Faas holds an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-native also competed on the water polo … Continue reading ME PhD alum receives Bucknell Alumni Achievement Award

Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

CBE’s Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu and colleagues have now had work featured as a “Research Highlight” in the journal Nature Reviews Materials. It stems from publication of “Highly Porous Thermoelectric Nanocomposites with Low Thermal Conductivity and High Figure of Merit from Large-Scale Solution-Synthesized Bi2Te2.5Se0.5 Hollow Nanostructures” in the journal Angewandte Chemie in … Continue reading Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

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Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA

Cyclone Hockey’s Jake Uglem strikes a balance on the ice and in class If the first round of semester tests is stressful for you, imagine navigating class responsibilities while balancing an athletic schedule. Jake Uglem doesn’t have to imagine. Balancing responsibilities is a regular thing for the Cyclone Hockey defenseman. Uglem, an Iowa State University (ISU) junior … Continue reading Iowa State construction engineering student earns spot on Team USA