Distinguished Professor, Hongwei Xin and Morrill Professor, Raj Raman, were selected as 2017-2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors awarded by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Xin and Raman were selected because of their demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. Xin mentored Yuko Sato, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production … Continue reading Xin and Raman selected as 2018 Exemplary Faculty Mentors
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering faculty, staff and students were once again a strong presence at the annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) conference. More winners will be announced in upcoming Inside magazines (ASABE publication): 2016 ASABE Major Award Winners: Carl Bern: Sukup Global Food Security Award Mark Hanna: SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety … Continue reading ISU faculty, staff and students win big at ASABE in Orlando
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University.
That brings NSF’s total funding of the center (known as CBiRC, “See-burk”) to the maximum allowed: 10 years and $35.26 million. NSF support of the center began in September 2008 and will end in August 2018. After that, the center must be self-supporting.
Education has always been a passion for Raj Raman. He finished graduate school with the realization that undergraduate education was somewhat undervalued, and he knew then that he wanted to make a difference in that area. In the eight and a half years Raman has worked at Iowa State, he’s worn many hats. He is … Continue reading Agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Raj Raman puts people and education first
The biological systems engineering (BSE) program at Iowa State University teaches students how to use life sciences and engineering principles together to solve complex problems, such as those related to food security and next generation biofuels. It’s a diverse program that lets students tailor their educational experiences to their interests through an option structure that … Continue reading BSE combines engineering and life sciences to create a new generation of professionals
At the end of October, a select group of 73 engineering educators from around the country will be gathering in Irvine, Calif., to discuss innovative approaches to teaching during the National Academy of Engineering’s fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. Iowa State’s Tim Bigelow, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering, and … Continue reading Bigelow, Raman selected for National Academy of Engineering symposium
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals continues gaining momentum in its effort to transform the chemical industry. The center, referred to as CBiRC, was recently awarded an additional three years of funding from NSF. The added $12 million brings the total award to $30.5 million over eight years, and will … Continue reading Engineering perspective underlies success at CBiRC
Governor Terry Branstad honored Iowa State’s American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) student chapter in June, presenting the organization with the Annual Governor’s Volunteer Award. Governor’s Volunteer Awards are given to Iowa non-profit organizations each year to recognize local volunteers. Recipients must provide an outstanding contribution to the state or community through service, … Continue reading ABE club recognized for outstanding service