Tag: John Deere

Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

Advancements are being made within the field of hybrid manufacturing because of a research collaboration between Iowa State University and John Deere. Matt Frank, a professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has spent the past year working alongside researchers in John Deere’s Advanced Technology and Engineering group as part of a professional development assignment, … Continue reading Iowa State University, John Deere collaboration advances research in hybrid manufacturing

ME student learns engineering from a German perspective

Learning about engineering in another country is an effective way to become a better-rounded engineer, according to one student. Tim Dorn, a junior in mechanical engineering, spent his spring 2019 semester and his summer studying abroad at Hochschule Mannheim in southwest Germany. He said that through this experience he noticed the differences in the cultures … Continue reading ME student learns engineering from a German perspective

ISU-licensed tech wins big at international ag expo

Technology developed at Iowa State University and licensed to John Deere will receive three innovation awards at one of the world’s most prestigious agricultural technology conventions next week. The three innovation “Silver Medal” awards will be presented at AGRITECHNICA 2015, a global showcase of ag machinery in Hannover, Germany, set to run November 10-14. The … Continue reading ISU-licensed tech wins big at international ag expo

Teaching engineers the value of communication and “soft” skills

An ME alum uses his engineering perspective to build his own training business Don Gallagher, BSME’82, says the skills he learned at Iowa State and in the co-op program have been invaluable for his career. “Learning a clear problem-solving methodology in the classroom gave me a solid foundation. Then it all came to life in … Continue reading Teaching engineers the value of communication and “soft” skills

New study predicts metal fatigue with less data, saving lives and money

In collaboration with John Deere, Iowa State University materials engineers developed a new method to quickly and accurately predict fatigue crack growth in metals – a costly engineering problem that is responsible for loss of human life. Fatigue ultimately caused the collapse of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota that killed 13 people … Continue reading New study predicts metal fatigue with less data, saving lives and money

Agricultural and biosystems engineering lecturer brings wealth of farming, industry experience to classroom

This fall, Norman Muzzy returned to Iowa State University with 35 years of industry experience to teach classes as a lecturer in agricultural and biosystems engineering. Muzzy graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Iowa State in 1978. He also completed more than 60 credit hours of graduate coursework related to communication and training … Continue reading Agricultural and biosystems engineering lecturer brings wealth of farming, industry experience to classroom

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Greg Luecke showcases combine simulator at Iowa State Fair

Greg Luecke, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and four of his graduate students will spend the next week and a half at the Iowa State Fair as their research project with John Deere is featured in the Agriculture Building. A harvesting combine simulator with virtual reality interface is currently in the human testing stage to … Continue reading Greg Luecke showcases combine simulator at Iowa State Fair

Agricultural engineer grad secures job with master’s and internship experience

There are many things students can do to improve their resumes and find experience that will help them land their dream jobs. For engineering students, this is not any different. James Bosserd graduated from Iowa State in 2007 with a master’s degree in agricultural engineering. Bosserd was able to secure a full-time job at John … Continue reading Agricultural engineer grad secures job with master’s and internship experience

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Iowa State, Hochschule Mannheim agree to joint graduate research

As part of an ongoing outreach effort to enhance the global perspective of students, the Iowa State University College of Engineering has established a collaborative graduate program with a German university. Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering at Iowa State, and Dieter Leonhard, president of Hochschule Mannheim, have signed an agreement on a … Continue reading Iowa State, Hochschule Mannheim agree to joint graduate research

ISU-developed technology featured at Farm Progress Show

Machinery to clean and collect corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol production and other uses based on initial research by Iowa State University engineer Stuart Birrell is being highlighted at the John Deere exhibit at this year’s Farm Progress Show, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 in Boone. Read the full story here.

Students to get hands-on experience with high-tech Deere tractor

AMES, Iowa–The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) has received a brand new 8245R series tractor from John Deere that will be used for teaching and research in the department. At a special ceremony on October 5, Tony Kajewski, continuing improvement engineering manager at John Deere Waterloo Tractorworks, presented gold keys … Continue reading Students to get hands-on experience with high-tech Deere tractor