Student studying the stilling basin of a chute model, 1957

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Student studying the stilling basin of a chute model, 1957


Iowa State University; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Dept.; Soil conservation


Bob Davis studies the stilling basin of a chute model which is used in soil erosion control.

The teaching of agricultural engineering at Iowa State University began in 1903 and was overseen by the Department of Agronomy from 1905 to 1907. The Department of Agricultural Engineering was formally established in 1907. It was renamed the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in 1990. In 2004, the Department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology. It is jointly administered by the College of Engineering and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Dean; Iowa State University


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