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
When Marlin Fischer (indust engr ’80) graduated from Iowa State, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, his adventure didn’t stop there. He was headed for the bright lights of show business.
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
Earning a nickname can be a rite of passage for any freshman, rookie, or other newcomer, and for one mechanical engineering alum that rite of passage occurred within the first week of his new job. Adam “The Purple Squirrel” Carlson landed a job with Ford in January 2014, after finishing a dual degree in mechanical … Continue reading Nickname signifies rarity of skill set for ME alum
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
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
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
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
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
LeQuetia Ancar, assistant director of engineering student services and the college’s multicultural liaison, received an Iowa State University Alumni Association 2018 Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award for her continual support and passion for the College of Engineering.
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 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
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
A novel penned by a mechanical engineering alum tells the story of two freshmen college students and their journey to discover what engineering is. Najeeb Kuzhiyil, who graduated with a PhD in ME in 2013, recently published his first novel: Spirit of Engineering: The Journey of Two College Freshmen and the Soul of Engineering. The idea to … Continue reading ME alum publishes novel: ‘Spirit of 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