Hongwei Zhang standing on top of a building with blue sky behind him. There is hardware behind him for CyNet, an advanced wireless networking system that's a predecessor to the new ARA rural broadband project.

Iowa State University and partners receive major National Science Foundation research grant to drive innovation in rural broadband connectivity

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program announces Iowa State University and its partners as the fourth testbed in a diverse portfolio of large-scale research platforms located throughout the United States. Designated as ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities, the new platform in central Iowa complements the technical specialties of earlier PAWR platforms, adding a focus on technologies for rural broadband connectivity.

Iowa State University’s solar car team unveils its newest car

Iowa State University’s solar car club, Team PrISUm, unveiled its newest model on Friday afternoon at the Student Innovation Center: Eliana. Eliana is the 15th iteration of a solar-powered vehicle that the student club has developed since its founding in 1989. Typically, the team develops a new model every other year. The name for the … Continue reading Iowa State University’s solar car team unveils its newest car

Sri Sritharan appointed assistant dean for research

Sri Sritharan has been named assistant dean for research in the Iowa State University College of Engineering. In this newly created role, Sritharan will provide visionary leadership to help expand the scope of research endeavors in the college, assist with achieving strategic research goals and enhance research productivity and volume.

Team SMAlloygator wins CASMART Student Design Challenge

A team of Iowa State University engineering students, team SMAlloygator, won the 2021 4th CASMART Student Design Challenge. The challenge, organized by NASA, tasked students with creating a design using shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. This work was also part of the Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design project. The Consortium for the Advancement of … Continue reading Team SMAlloygator wins CASMART Student Design Challenge

CBE BioMaP undergrad research program returns with in-person format

BioMaP is back in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Undergraduate students from around the nation are settling into their summer home, and research hub, at Iowa State University with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) BioMaP REU program. It was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With funding … Continue reading CBE BioMaP undergrad research program returns with in-person format

CCEE Professor Roy Gu Retires

Roy Gu retired in May from his position as associate professor in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department. He has made many contributions to the field, taught regular courses and is associated with the Institute for Transportation; 34 publications with contributions by Gu have been published during his tenure at Iowa State. Gu was … Continue reading CCEE Professor Roy Gu Retires

It’s a CYstarters summer

Eight Cyclone Engineers are involved in the Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship CyStarters program this summer, pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. The engineering innovators, including undergraduates, grad students and recent graduates, will be completing an 11-week program consisting of skill development, mentorship, and funding, to build their innovative businesses. 

Iowa State engineers innovate robotic instrument for agricultural soil analysis to help soybean farmers

Soybeans are an important crop for the global economy, with widespread usage from cooking oil and livestock feed to biodiesel and industrial products. However, significant soybean yield losses are caused by pests and pathogens every year. Engineers at Iowa State University are working to solve these problems. The most damaging pest or pathogen of soybean … Continue reading Iowa State engineers innovate robotic instrument for agricultural soil analysis to help soybean farmers