Iowa State University College of Engineering
ABE Alumni E-News - Fall Edition - October 30, 2015  
ABE ranks 2nd nationally

U.S. News & World Report released the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, and in biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the No. 2 ranked program among all national universities, and 2nd among public universities. The program is in three-way tie with Texas A&M University – College Station and the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign.

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AST Club: snowblower service days

Video by Jared Calvert

Fall College of Engineering Career Fair featuring ABE alums

Video by Jared Calvert

Be sure to look for the next issue of ABE alumni e-news featuring the Agriculture and Life Sciences career fair.

Hobart Beresford video archive

Hobart Beresford was born December 6, 1896 in Vinton, Iowa. He received a B.S. (1924) in agricultural engineering from Iowa State College (University) and a professional degree (1941) in the same field from Iowa State. He taught at the University of Idaho (1924-1927; 1929-1946). He also worked as an agricultural engineer (1927-1928) with the Idaho Power Company. In 1936, he worked with the U.S. Government on rural housing projects. Beresford returned to Iowa State in 1946 to become the Head (1946-1962) of the Agricultural Engineering Department. Beresford's main areas of research include rural electrification and the handling and storage of agricultural products.

For the full Hobart Beresford Agricultural Machinery Films playlist, check out the ISU Special Collections YouTube channel.
Making an impact - ABE research and extension highlights

PI: Steve Hoff
COI: Steve Mickelson
Award Amount: $231,339
Title: Identifying the cause and subsequent remediation of foaming in swine manure management systems

COI: Raj Raman
Award: $1,374,135
Title: NSF engineering research center for biorenewable chemicals (CBIRC)

PI: Stuart Birrell
COI: Mark Hanna
COI: Brian Steward
Award Amount: $36,078
Title: Planter depth control evaluation and testing

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