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Steven K Mickelson

  • Professor and Department Chair
  • Charles R. & Jane F. Olsen Professor

Main Office

1340B Elings Hall
Ames, IA 50011-3270
Phone: 515-294-1434
Fax: 515-294-6633




Interest Areas

Dr. Mickelson's research focuses on the evaluation of agricultural best management practices for determining their effectiveness in reducing chemical and soil losses to surface water bodies. More recent projects have focused on the effectiveness of vegetative buffer strips in improving the water quality in surface runoff from rowcrop fields, cattle grazed paddocks, and composting pads. He also conducts research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning, focusing on effective classroom techniques for engaging students in learning.

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Chair's Faculty Citation Award, 2009 ISU Scholarship Award for Exemplary Contributions to ISU Learning Communities, 2008 College of Agriculture Learning Community Coordinator Recognition, 2007 ISU Scholarship Award for Exemplary Contributions to ISU Learning Communities, 2007 Sesquicentennial Hubbard Award Finalist for teaching excellence, 2007 Jack Everly Journal Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Best Published Paper Award, 2005 Superior Engineering Advisor Award, College of Engineering, 2004

Selected Publications

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