Civil engineering senior Ryan Francois and other engineering students build a 29-foot cardboard LEGO man. While demonstrating engineering creativity, two dozen students raised more than $6,500 for Iowa Homeless Youth Centers in November 2013.
Richard Handy, an Anson Marston distinguished professor emeritus and mentor of several geotechnical engineering research projects at Iowa State, published “FORE and the Future of Practically Everything.” The book applies the first-order rate equation to many of life’s wonders and everyday happenings.
Iowa State construction engineering students have placed first 37 times in the Associated Schools of Construction Region IV Competition since 1994.
Associate Professor Chris Rehmann’s group has worked with the South Florida Water Management District to measure flow resistance caused by vegetation. This work will help with hydraulic modeling needed to restore the Kissimmee River.
Iowa State University Institute for Transportation earned a $5.2 million grant to establish the Midwest Transportation Center. The center will focus on data-driven performance measures of transportation infrastructure, traffic safety and project construction.
Associate Professor Halil Ceylan hosts a pavement health monitoring research site near Ames, Iowa. Using wired and wireless sensors, the team measures stresses and strains in freshly laid concrete. The tests show how concrete responds to temperature, moisture and physical strain as it matures.
Students in the National Electrical Contractors Association repeated their 2012 top-3 national finish (first place in the written portion) in the 2013 ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge. In 2013, the student group developed a retrofit energy plan for Iowa State University’s Memorial Union Parking Ramp.
Civil engineering senior Hamza Janjua has owned SSB Construction, LLC, since May 2013, gaining a head start on his civil engineering career.
The Iowa State Steel Bridge Team, comprised of civil engineering students, placed fifth in the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition. Iowa State hosted the Midwest Regional Steel Bridge Competition, where they placed second.