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
More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. “I’m pleased to dedicate Elings and Sukup halls as the anchors of our beautiful Biorenewables Complex,” said ISU President Steven Leath. “They … Continue reading ISU dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the new home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
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
Two professors recently received medallions to commemorate their holding named professorships. David White holds the Richard L. Handy Professorship and Steve Mickelson the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professorship in Engineering. Read the Innovate article.
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 Iowa State professor to head agricultural and biosystems engineering department