Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director and Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering talks about this spring's flooding in the midwest, and the effect it will have on agriculture in the state of Iowa. Resources mentioned in Ep E102: https://www.extension.iastate.edu https://www.iihr.uiowa.edu
Today we talk with Cassandra Rutherford, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering about Iowa's infrastructure crisis in their levee system, and how this spring's flooding will further impact our levees.
Let's look back to 1978, when the first woman undergraduate from Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering received her degree. Jill Fratini believes engineering teaches resilience and problem-solving. “I think that any woman who wants to pursue a STEM major must have an inherent drive,” she says. “Not to show the world, but to show herself that she can do it.”