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Aero’s M:2:I launches tenth anniversary year with busy information session

The tenth year of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program officially got underway with its kickoff event August 25. More than 130 undergraduate students were on hand in the Howe Hall atrium to learn about the 2021-22 edition of the Boeing-sponsored, student project-centered program. M:2:I touts teamwork in the planning, design …Continue reading “Aero’s M:2:I launches tenth anniversary year with busy information session”

Fair food favorites fly far with M:2:I HABET balloon demonstration

The midway was nearby. But for some, one of the most exciting rides at the Iowa State Fair was had by various fair foods aboard a balloon launched by an Iowa State University team to give youngsters a close-up look at science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to …Continue reading “Fair food favorites fly far with M:2:I HABET balloon demonstration”

Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) selects CCEE graduate students for scholarship recognition

The Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists selects four candidates every year for their nationwide awards and scholarships. Mohammed Ali Notani and Parnian Ghasemi have been selected as runners-up for the 2019 AAPT Early Ph.D. Scholarship and 2019 AAPT Late Ph.D. Scholarship, respectively. Notani and Ghasemi are both graduate students studying civil engineering materials in Iowa …Continue reading “Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) selects CCEE graduate students for scholarship recognition”

Fresh off the assembly line: Power Pullers set to compete with newly built tractor

An ISU ABE student organization that spent the school year designing and building a quarter-scale tractor will enter a lean and versatile machine into a competition in an effort to climb the leader board after a strong showing last year.

Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) ISU Student Chapter competed in the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition on April 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. “This organization connects what we learn in class with real-world problems,” said Peiyang Li, a member of WEF at ISU and a student in biological systems engineering. “It provides …Continue reading “Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition”

Ask a Cyclone Engineer: Steve Hoff

After years with Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE), Professor Steve Hoff answers questions reflecting on his career at ISU prior to his retirement in July 2019 With 29 years of ISU experience, Steve Hoff has defined his life work by the skills and knowledge he has shared with his …Continue reading “Ask a Cyclone Engineer: Steve Hoff”

Professor’s passion for civil engineering lives on through generous scholarship

Friends, family memorialize efforts of late ISU civil engineering faculty member Not many people say they have a passion for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, but James (Jim) Cable did. The Iowa State University (ISU) civil engineering professor was a dedicated teacher and researcher. It’s this dedication that family, friends and industry partners want to memorialize …Continue reading “Professor’s passion for civil engineering lives on through generous scholarship”

Construction engineering faculty earn prestigious Quality Matters certification for preconstruction course

Quality Matters certification of Civil Engineering 501: Preconstruction Project Engineering and Management guarantees highest standard of online learning for graduate students The course Civil Engineering (CE) 501: Preconstruction Project Engineering and Management is the newest Iowa State University (ISU) online course to earn Quality Matters (QM) certification. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process …Continue reading “Construction engineering faculty earn prestigious Quality Matters certification for preconstruction course”

Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students

Suzanne Leonard and Ben Smith are this year’s recipients of the Henry Giese Memorial Scholarship, awarded through Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE). This scholarship was established in memory of Henry Giese, a long-time professor in the structures and environment area of ISU ABE. Giese established the Midwest Plan Service and …Continue reading “Giese Memorial Scholarship awarded to two ag and biosystems doctoral students”

Three IE students part of champion broomball team

Three industrial engineering students were part of Iowa State’s champion intramural broomball team which nabbed the title last month. Those students were Audrey Fyock, a student in the concurrent B.S. in IE / MBA program; Courtney Middelkoop, a first year student in the IE masters program; and Ashley Swift, a student in the concurrent B.S. …Continue reading “Three IE students part of champion broomball team”

Iowa State ASC Region 4 teams bring home hardware from competition

Four teams from Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) competing in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 4 Competition were honored with a number of awards this past weekend. During the weekend of October 24-27, the North Central Region of the ASC met at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska …Continue reading “Iowa State ASC Region 4 teams bring home hardware from competition”

Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

Members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association (ISU TSA) won the 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District Traffic Bowl on Friday, August 17. The team advanced to the 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held on Tuesday, August 21. Competition events took place at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual …Continue reading “Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl”

Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

Environment for listening and voicing ideas is crucial to graduate student’s Iowa State experience Lauren Schwab wasn’t considering graduate school after she completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State. But then she found a faculty mentor that was unique for a specific quality. Chris Rehmann, a professor of environmental engineering, listened to her ideas. “There’s …Continue reading “Have a voice at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

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