CLOSE OVERLAY

AMPP’s Buss receives faculty fellowship

Ashley Buss, faculty affiliate with the Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program, received the Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellowship. Buss hopes through the fellowship to be able to increase research and testing on asphalt emulsions, including running microscopy tests. The Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Fellowship focuses on…

InTrans graduate receives environmental award

Institute for Transportation (InTrans) graduate Georges Bou-Saab recently earned a Young Professional Best Paper Award for work completed as part of his doctoral degree from Iowa State University. Bou-Saab, now a transportation engineer at Arcadis Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, earned top prize in the environmental management category from the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)…

Student paper earns accolades

Institute for Transportation (InTrans) graduate student A.M. Tahsin Emtenan has received multiple accolades for a paper he wrote on detector configurations for automated traffic signal performance measures (ATSPMs). The paper most recently was selected for the Student Paper Award for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District, and previously won the Thomas J. Seburn…

InTrans students snag two Women in Transportation awards

Since winning a scholarship from WTS International last year, InTrans alumna Bahar Bazargani has found another calling: sharing her passion for transportation engineering and encouraging fellow young professional women in the field. Her enthusiasm and activism led her to earn another award from WTS International, an organization dedicated to supporting women in the transportation industry,…

InTrans director receives Faculty Mentor Award

Institute for Transportation (InTrans) Director Shauna Hallmark is among the 2020 recipients of the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. The Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes Iowa State University faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of the university’s mentoring program. Winners are nominated by their “mentees” for the positive impact they have made…

Buchanan County Bridge Tour goes virtual

“It’s always a pleasure to talk about bridges,” Buchanan County Engineer Brian Keierleber proclaims in one of four videos that make up a virtual tour of innovative bridges in his northeast Iowa county. Keierleber’s enthusiasm is obvious as he talks about a handful of the county’s 260 bridges that used innovative technologies in concrete, wood,…

Successful strategies for pavement preservation

Pavement preservation strategies help to save money and extend the service life of a road system, but there’s a secret to their success. “It’s all about choosing the right pavement at the right time, and choosing the right treatment,” said Ashley Buss, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa…

CP Tech Center releases Guide to Cement-Stabilized Subgrade Soils

A new guide developed by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association (PCA) offers the latest advances in cement-stabilized subgrade (CSS) soil, a compacted, engineered mixture of pulverized in situ soil, water, and moderate proportions of portland cement that results in a semi-bound to bound material….

InTrans doctoral candidate earns Fulbright award

Institute for Transportation (InTrans) doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant Brianna Lawton flipped the script on an old adage. She’s thinking locally and acting globally. It turns out to be just the right kind of approach that led Lawton to be selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student award for the 2020–2021 academic year. She will…

Work Zone Data Exchange project aids in navigation and safety in work zones

Imagine having to switch navigation apps every time you crossed jurisdictions or state borders. Now imagine having to navigate through a work zone in that world. That nightmare scenario doesn’t exist thanks to the proactive work of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that initially brought together six agencies, including the Iowa DOT, that produce…

TOP