Eleven land-grant institutions work across state lines to reduce water contaminants

Eleven land-grant institutions and partner organizations are working together to improve farm drainage in order to reduce the contamination of surrounding land and water. The underground drainage systems that channel water off of fields are also prone to diverting crop fertilizers and pesticides. In 2009, researchers formed the “Project NCERA-217: Drainage Design and Management Practices [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State professor to head agricultural and biosystems engineering department

Steve Mickelson, professor in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), will become the next chair of the department effective Aug. 1. He will also be the inaugural recipient of the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professorship in Engineering. The gift was recently made possible through the generosity of Charles and [Continue Reading…]

ME student awarded United Nations fellowship for work with rural technology

A proposal to more effectively apply technology in rural India has resulted in Colton Kennedy, a junior in mechanical engineering, being awarded the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship.