Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor announces his departure from Iowa State University (ISU) after outstanding career After 50 years at ISU, University Professor Carl Bern has announced his retirement. His research focused on storage, preservation and applications of grains and oilseeds. With projects in Honduras, Tanzania, Uganda and India, Bern’s work explores appropriate storage containers … Continue reading Iowa State bids farewell to ISU ABE professor of 50 years
After 14 years of service to Iowa State University (ISU), Cerwick Faculty Professor James (Jim) Alleman has decided to leave the university. Alleman is a faculty member of ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and served as the department chair from 2005-2011. “During his time at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, … Continue reading Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service
A distinguished graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and a decorated veteran has died. Retired Rear Admiral Ronald Narmi passed away May 21, 2019, at the age of 86. He most recently resided in Arlington, Virginia. Narmi, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Naval ROTC student at Iowa State and earned … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away
Alice Alipour, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a team of researchers to examine the effects of flooding on the infrastructures of communities. “With infrastructure systems, those are pretty much our lifeline,” Alipour said. “This includes transportation and power grid lines. We also consider community resilience and also consider buildings as a part of this infrastructure.”
An ISU ABE student organization that spent the school year designing and building a quarter-scale tractor will enter a lean and versatile machine into a competition in an effort to climb the leader board after a strong showing last year.
“I wish I had learned that in school.” Recent graduates ask themselves this many times in the first years of their professional career. But at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE), faculty members like Matt Darr and Bob McNaull are determined to bring the industry experience to the students. Hands-on … Continue reading A unique lab experience for systems engineering students
Larry Cormicle, Dave and Katy Pepper Senior Lecturer in Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), is retiring this May. Cormicle has been teaching at ISU since 2002, has a 24-year career in the construction industry and has been a construction educator for nearly 29 years. He is a registered … Continue reading Senior lecturer leaves lasting legacy of mentoring and service
While it might sound cliché, it’s also true. The future of our industry will be defined by young people in college and apprenticeships today. What do they expect from and will contribute to a career in the architecture, engineering and construction industry? We put those questions, and many more, to members of the National Design-Build Student Championship team from Iowa State. They provide some interesting insights into future generations of design-builders and also offer advice for student teams considering competing in this year’s DBIA National Design-Build Student Competition.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, launched the Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program, or GUMP, to provide professional development for international students and build community between international and domestic graduate students.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) ISU Student Chapter competed in the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition on April 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. “This organization connects what we learn in class with real-world problems,” said Peiyang Li, a member of WEF at ISU and a student in biological systems engineering. “It provides … Continue reading Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition
Yekaterina (Kitty) Vang, a junior (senior by credit) chemical and biological engineering major, has been elected president of Iowa State’s International Student Council (ISC), which serves as a platform for the university’s international students to promote fellowship, the exchange of ideas, showcase cultures, provide educational and social services, and more. Vang will begin serving her … Continue reading CBE junior “Kitty” Vang to lead Iowa State’s International Student Council
Iowa State young alum shares his experience working for the California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in the wake of changing marijuana regulations and legislation Maurice Washington spends his days analyzing the environmental impact of legal marijuana cultivation in the largest cannabis-producing region in the U.S. Washington (’17 PhD agricultural and biosystems engineering) … Continue reading ISU ABE grad studies environmental impact of cannabis regulation
After years with Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE), Professor Steve Hoff answers questions reflecting on his career at ISU prior to his retirement in July 2019 With 29 years of ISU experience, Steve Hoff has defined his life work by the skills and knowledge he has shared with his … Continue reading Ask a Cyclone Engineer: Steve Hoff
After years of serving on the Iowa State University (ISU) Faculty Senate, University Professor Steve Freeman has decided to step down from his senate duties this spring. Freeman has been involved in the senate since 2001 and served as senate president during the 2011-2012 term. “Steve has shown great commitment to service through his long-time … Continue reading After 18 years, Freeman finishes long-term commitment with ISU Faculty Senate