150th Anniversary Celebration

 

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University invites you to celebrate 150 years of education, research and engagement.

Join us for a series of event options in Ames and Des Moines, Thursday, September 16 – Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Connect with CCEE alumni, relive ISU memories and enjoy this special celebration as we recognize the civil, construction and environmental engineers that make our world today possible: YOU.

Schedule of Events


Thursday, September 16th, 2021

  • Casual Networking & Social Event, 5 – 7:30 p.m., $25
    Prairie Moon Winery
    3801 W 190th St, Ames, IA 50014
    Join us for the kick-off event of the celebration weekend! Enjoy drinks and appetizers while socializing and networking with friends and new acquaintances. Learn about the department’s history through highlights and photos and test your knowledge with CCEE and ISU trivia.

Friday, September 17th, 2021

  • Research Symposium & Networking Lunch, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., $25
    ISU Alumni Center
    429 Alumni Lane, Ames, Iowa 50011
    Join us for a showcase of graduate and undergraduate research activity. Following the symposium, network and engage with current students, industry partners, and alumni over lunch.
  • Friday Afternoon Options
    • Golf tournament, 2 p.m., $75
      Coldwater Golf Links
      1400 South Grand Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010
      Gather a team of your friends or colleagues and join us for fun and competition at this 9-hole, scramble golf tournament. Shotgun start at 2 p.m.
    • The Weitz Company site tours, 1 p.m., $10
      Various Locations: Ames, Ankeny & Des Moines
      Transportation from Ames provided
      Tour three different project sites, courtesy of the Weitz Company, on the way to the evening social. Depart from the Alumni Center and head to the ISU Vet Diagnostics Lab site in Ames, followed by the IBEW Office site in Ankeny, and then to an office renovation site in downtown Des Moines. The shuttle will take you directly to the evening social at the Botanical Gardens, and then back to Ames afterwards.
  • Evening Networking & Social Event, 5 – 7:30 p.m., $25
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa
    Enjoy drinks and appetizers while socializing and networking with friends and new acquaintances. Learn about the department while enjoying the beautiful botanical gardens.

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

  • Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductions & Lunch,
    9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., $25

    Student Innovation Center
    Help us celebrate the rich history of CCEE through our new, 2021 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni recipients. Hear from these outstanding alumni as they share on their careers and expertise. Following the talks, network and engage with current students, industry partners, and alumni over lunch.
  • Campus Tours, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • 150th Celebration Reception & Banquet, 5:30 – 9 p.m., $75
    Sukup Endzone Club, Bergstrom Football Complex
    Celebrate the past. Build the Future. Join us at the 150th Anniversary culminating celebration at the Sukup Endzone Club! The evening begins with a reception and live music, followed by dinner and program honoring our department’s new Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni inductees as well as our current Construction Engineering Hall of Fame members.
    Keynote Speaker
    Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist & Best Selling Author

 

For 150 years, department faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other partners have immersed themselves in nationally acclaimed civil, construction and environmental engineering education, research, and service.

Our department has a proud heritage dating back to the founding of Iowa State Agricultural College (later Iowa State University) as a land grant institution in 1869. We’ve seen extraordinary research and teaching methods since then. Still, we keep a dedication to excellence that has carried from past to present.

Visit our 150th website to learn more about our department’s history.

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Hotel Accommodations

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive. Ames, Iowa 50014

A special rate of $119 is available at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames during this event. Call the hotel at 515-292-8600 and mention ISU CCEE 150th Anniversary to be eligible for the special rate.

This rate is available until August 26.

For more information on this location, visit their site at https://www.gatewayames.com/.

 

Courtyard by Marriott, 311 South 17th Street, Ames, IA 50010

A special rate of $199 is available at the Courtyard Marriott in Ames during the event. Call the hotel at 515-620-5910 and mention ISU CCEE 150th Anniversary to be eligible for the special rate.

This rate is available until August 16.

For more information on this location, visit their site at https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dsmcm-courtyard-ames/.

 

Comfort Inn & Suites Ames Near ISU Campus, 603 S. 16th Street, Ames, IA 50010

A special rate of $109 is available at the Comfort Inn & Suites Ames/ISU Campus during the event. Book online using group code TJ41K1, or call the hotel at 515-663-9555 and mention CCEE 150th Anniversary to be eligible for the special rate.

This rate is available until August 16. Rate will be honored after August 16 when possible. Contact hotel for inquiries.

For more information on this location, visit their site at https://www.choicehotels.com/iowa/ames/comfort-inn-hotels/ia241.