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Keeping up in real-time

Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and his team are creating real-time decision making capabilities for high-rate dynamic systems. These systems include advanced weaponry, blast mitigation systems and hypersonic vehicles.

2020 recipients of Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship

Five students were awarded the annual Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship. The Giese Graduate Fellowship was created in memory of Henry Giese, professor of structures and environment areas for Iowa State University’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Harold and Katherine Guy Graduate Fellowship was designed to promote research done in soil and water conservation. 

Inclusion for the win

STEM robotics competitions are a motivator to pursue engineering for many students. But for underrepresented students, including females, the economically underprivileged and people of color, this engineering gateway isn’t always accessible.

Retaining students through relationship-building

The origin of ISU ABE’s successful learning community is rooted in long-term retention efforts  In the fall of 1997, Iowa State University’s Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) Department saw a 33% decline in retaining incoming students. This threw a then-new associate chair of teaching into a sticky situation. Steve Mickelson needed to find the … Continue reading Retaining students through relationship-building

Rescue in action

Grain storage fatalities account for a large percentage of agricultural-related deaths in the United States. Researchers at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering are trying to find ways to decrease this number of fatalities.

Schaefer selected for Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Vernon Schaefer, James M. Hoover Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Iowa State University, has been selected for induction into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Schaefer’s award citation states: “The Academy of Distinguished Alumni recognizes alumni of the Via Department … Continue reading Schaefer selected for Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Spanning then and now

You may have ridden across it. You’ve probably seen photos of it. Hear how one engineering alum played a role in one of Iowa’s most beloved and popular trails.

ITec Club receives 2019 Outstanding ATMAE Student Chapter Award

Iowa State University’s (ISU)  Industrial Technology Club (ITec) received the 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Annual Conference, held Nov. 6-8 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the second year ISU’s ITec Club has received this honor. From ATMAE’s website: “Outstanding student chapters are recognized based … Continue reading ITec Club receives 2019 Outstanding ATMAE Student Chapter Award

Chair of ABE receives ATMAE Faculty Excellence Award

Steve Mickelson is the 2019 recipient of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Faculty Excellence Award. Mickelson is the current chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). He has held this position for eight consecutive years. This award recognizes the superior performance and achievement of up … Continue reading Chair of ABE receives ATMAE Faculty Excellence Award

Friedmann recieves Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders

Michelle Friedmann is a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). Friedmann received the Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA at the group’s national conference on Nov. 9. The award recognizes individuals’ exceptional leadership skills and qualities within EWB. Friedmann is being recognized for her efforts … Continue reading Friedmann recieves Excellence Award from Engineers Without Borders