Iowa State University College of Engineering
ABE Alumni E-News | Spring Edition | January 31, 2016
New ABE faces

From left to right: Steve Bell (Lecturer), Joe Vanstrom (Lecturer), Dirk Maier (Professor). Click on their photos to read more about them. 

Video: Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day - alumni advice

Video by Jared Calvert

Industrial Education II building demo

Demolition of Industrial Education II, on the northwest corner of Stange Road and Pammel Drive, is near completion in preparation for the construction of the Advanced Teaching and Research Building. For more pictures of the demolition, click here.

Augmented reality sandbox

By using an Xbox 360 and some sand, students are able to visualize the path water takes in watersheds of their own design. Click here for more pictures.

Video: Senior capstone

Video by Jared Calvert

Making an impact - ABE research and extension highlights

PI: Adina Howe
COI: Michelle Soupir
Award Amount: $999,346
Title: Diversity of antibiotic resistance genes and transfer elements quantitative monitoring (DARTE-QM) for environmental samples

PI: Gretchen Mosher
COI: Dirk Maier
Award Amount: $140,000
Title: Training on prevention of grain dust explosions

PI: Mehari Tekeste
Award Amount: $22,780
Title: Evaluation of low inflation tire technologies on traction performance and soil compaction

COI: Chenxu Yu
Award Amount: $115,146
Title: Prediction of pork sensory quality using raman spectroscopy

ABE Alumni in the news More ABE news
  • Water quality continues to be a problem in Iowa that attracts statewide attention and a call for answers. See how ABE and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are helping to build a #StrongIowa.
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ABE Alumni E-News is published on a quarterly basis. The next issue will be published April 30, 2016. If you have news items or event dates to include, please send them to Dana Woolley by April 15.

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