Tag: Student Success

Retaining students through relationship-building

The origin of ISU ABE’s successful learning community is rooted in long-term retention efforts  In the fall of 1997, Iowa State University’s Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) Department saw a 33% decline in retaining incoming students. This threw a then-new associate chair of teaching into a sticky situation. Steve Mickelson needed to find the … Continue reading Retaining students through relationship-building

Iowa State helps young engineers succeed

In the Winter 2010/Spring 2011 issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Iowa State’s College of Engineering is recognized for investing important resources in the success of students, including minorities, to help undergraduates move their careers forward to grad school. Read the full story.