Phone: (515) 294-1452


         BSEE, South Dakota State University

         MSE, South Dakota State University

         Ph.D. AE., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Agric. Eng.

Fax:     (515) 294-2255

 Academic Areas of Specialization

·   Teaching program in the areas of fluid power, dynamic systems modeling and controls, appropriate technology and sustainable engineering, and computational intelligence.

·   Research program in the areas of sensing for agriculture and biosystems, field automation, precision agriculture, and mechatronics at the interface of machine and environment.

·   Scholarship of teaching and learning in the area of classroom assessment, learning styles, and competency-based learning.



Email: bsteward at iastate dot edu


  • AE/ME 413 - Fluid Power Engineering
  • TSM 337 - Fluid Power Technology
  • AE 403/503 - Modeling and Control for Agricultural Systems
  • AE/CE/EE/ME/MATE 388 – Sustainable Engineering and International Development

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