In early March, two leaders of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) were celebrated at the annual Iowa State University 25 Year Club Banquet. Dr. Steve Mickelson, ABE Department Chair, and Sylvia Anderson, program assistant, were recognized for their 35 years of service to Iowa State. Mickelson and Anderson were recognized alongside 41 …Continue reading “Mickelson and Anderson celebrate 35 years of service at Iowa State”
Charles R. & Jane F. Olsen Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Steve Mickelson has been given the James R. And Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award. This award honors and recognizes annually an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as the department head/chair of a Biological and/or Agricultural Engineering …Continue reading “Celebrating ASABE’s Best of the Profession: Steve Mickelson”
It was August 1967 when Carl Bern first walked into a classroom at Iowa State University. He began his career in agricultural engineering as a teaching assistant, and has taught students at Iowa State every term since.
Steve Mickelson professor and chair of the agricultural and biosystems engineering department, demonstrates three-dimensional printing Tuesday to a visiting team from the Republic of Kosovo. Visible (from left) are: Marjan Dema, rector of the University of Prishtina; Arsim Bajrami, Kosovo Minister of Education, Science and Technology; and Zenun Halili, political advisor to the minister. In …Continue reading “ABE receives guests from Kosovo”
Iowa State’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked first in the nation, according to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report on university graduate programs. Steven Mickelson, chair of the agriculture and biosystems engineering program, discussed the significant change that placed the department at the top of the nation’s graduate program ranking.
The U.S. News and World Report named Iowa State’s agricultural and biosystems undergraduate program number one among all national universities and first among public universities this September—a tie with Purdue University. Iowa State was ranked number two last year.
Two conservation leaders have joined the advisory board for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, a research and education center at Iowa State University. The new members are Cathy Kling, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, and Jody Kerns, a farmer and small business owner from Edgewood. Kling …Continue reading “Leopold Center Advisory Board welcomes new members”
Senator Joni Ernst continued her 99 county tour Wednesday in Story County at Iowa State University. Ernst toured a new complex of buildings on campus devoted to the latest Bio Renewable fuels and Agriculture and Bio Systems Engineering. “Our new buildings here are the result of our impact on the bio economy and agriculture here …Continue reading “Senator Ernst tours new ag labs at Iowa State”
Steve Mickelson, chair of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, sat down with The Des Moines Register to talk about the newly constructed Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, which now house ABE on the campus’ west end. The Register also featured the artwork, “Floating World,” which is a tribute to agricultural progress hanging …Continue reading “A glimpse into the completed Biorenewables Complex”
Steve Mickelson, department chair of agricultural and biosystems engineering, gives an update on the department’s move into Elings and Sukup halls. Ask anyone who has ever been associated with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and they’ll all say the same thing – our new building was a long time coming. For years, the department …Continue reading “Guest post: A new home for ABE”
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering was the first to take advantage of Digital Repository @ Iowa State University when it was unveiled in April 2012, and ABE Chair Steve Mickelson has no regrets. The repository is “an online platform we can use to provide access to different types of materials,” according to Harrison …Continue reading “ABE pioneers major growth for Iowa State’s digital repository”
Iowa State has developed strong ties with several universities in Brazil over the past 10 years through a student exchange program. Thanks to the passionate support of Iowa State’s Brian Steward, and other colleagues, the exchange program has continued to evolve into further opportunities, including a two-week study abroad program. Four Brazilian students participated in …Continue reading “Ties with Brazilian Universities”
Iowa State has developed strong ties with several universities in Brazil over the past 10 years through a student exchange program. Thanks to the passionate support of Iowa State’s Brian Steward, and other colleagues, the exchange program has continued to evolve into further opportunities, including a two-week study abroad program. Steward, associate professor in agricultural …Continue reading “Ties with Brazilian Universities”