David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

New leadership to focus on providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education, expanding research with state and global impact as top priorities David Sanders has been named the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment begins July 1, 2018. “Engineering is about problem-solving and people,” Sanders says. “Civil, … Continue reading David Sanders joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as department chair

ECpE alum takes flight

Right around dusk, Philip Schmitz, a 2010 Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate, coasted through the clouds. Flying over Mount Fuji in Japan, Schmitz’s wingman snapped a photo of Schmitz and his pilot showing some Cyclone pride with a Cyclone flag present in the plane window. From Midwestern Iowa to Japan, … Continue reading ECpE alum takes flight

IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) graduted 123 students during the spring 2018 semester. The spring’s graduating class included 81 bachelor of science in industrial engineering (IE) degrees, six from the masters of engineering (MEng) in Systems Engineering, 14 from the MEng in Engineering Management, six with MEng in IE, four with masters … Continue reading IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

IE student is fourth generation from her family with Iowa State connection

One industrial engineering (IE) student has embraced her great grandfather’s mantra that “an engineer can do anything” as she prepares to walk across the stage at this weekend’s commencement ceremony. Emily Carter will graduate with her BS in IE on Saturday. Her great grandfather Joseph Walkup served as chair of the IE department (originally called … Continue reading IE student is fourth generation from her family with Iowa State connection

School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts

One mechanical engineering alum hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers through his outreach efforts. Daniel Diaz graduated from Iowa State with his BS in ME in 2013 and his MEng in ME in 2015. After graduation, Diaz was hired as a Mechanical Engineer at Lennox International Inc., manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air … Continue reading School outreach is one part of ME alum’s volunteer efforts

Mohamed Elkashef (Photos courtesy Elkashef)

CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

Postdoctoral researcher earns first Karas Award in history of Iowa State’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (CCEE) Mohamed Elkashef has been selected by Iowa State University’s Graduate College as the recipient of the 2018 Karas Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering discipline. The award recognizes a superior dissertation … Continue reading CCEE’s Elkashef awarded Karas Award from ISU Graduate College

Paul Giroux (Photo by Jim Tkatch for ASCE)

Kiewit’s Raymond “Paul” Giroux named 2018 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Ames, Iowa – Raymond “Paul” Giroux, Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is the 2018 inductee to Iowa State University’s Construction Engineering Hall of Fame. With a Kiewit career spanning more than four decades, Giroux has helped build some of North America’s most significant infrastructure. He has inspired a generation of … Continue reading Kiewit’s Raymond “Paul” Giroux named 2018 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Q&A with Austin Downey

Austin Downey is currently pursuing a PhD in Wind Energy Science Engineering and Policy administered by the mechanical engineering department. He was recently named an honorable mention for Iowa State’s Zaffarano Award which recognizes excellence in graduate research. This marks the fourth year in a row that a ME student has won the award or been named honorable … Continue reading Q&A with Austin Downey

Two ECpE alumni honored with university’s highest awards

Two alumni from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University and Rockwell Collins, an industry member of  ECpE’s external advisory council, were honored April 20 at Iowa State’s 2018 Distinguished Award Celebration. The celebration is an annual event hosted jointly by the Iowa State Alumni Association, who presents the Distinguished Alumni Award and … Continue reading Two ECpE alumni honored with university’s highest awards

Remembering Ralph F. Schlenker

Ralph F. Schlenker died on March 16, 2018, in Indianola, Iowa, at the age of 90. Schlenker was an alumnus of electrical engineering with the present Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, graduating in 1949.  He worked with the Iowa Power & Light Co., starting as a student intern upon graduation, serving … Continue reading Remembering Ralph F. Schlenker

Announcing the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

An Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) faculty member has been named to Iowa State’s newest endowed professorship. Frank Peters, an associate professor in IMSE, was named to the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering during a medallion ceremony on March 21. The professorship was made possible … Continue reading Announcing the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering