Category: Alumni

Spanning then and now: engineering engages a state in history and recreation on the High Trestle Trail

Want to hear the accompanying podcast? Listen here. Did you know that the High Trestle Trail Bridge is exactly half a mile long? Brenna Fall sure knows. It’s just one engineering detail that Fall (civil engineering B.S. 2003) can point out. Now the capital improvement program manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, Fall was … Continue reading Spanning then and now: engineering engages a state in history and recreation on the High Trestle Trail

4 questions with Cyclone Engineer Mette Lundsgaard

Mette Lundsgaard (’81 elec engr) retired as an engineering manager at 3M and is now an active supporter of Iowa State University’s Women and Philanthropy Workshop and Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering and Engineers Without Borders.   What was your experience like at Iowa State? My experience at ISU was fun and enriching. … Continue reading 4 questions with Cyclone Engineer Mette Lundsgaard

Bringing research expertise in fluids and energy

Incoming mechanical engineering faculty member looks to establish a research niche combining fluids and energy at Iowa State University Returning to Ames and conducting research at Iowa State University will be something of a homecoming for incoming mechanical engineering faculty member. Todd Kingston grew up in North Bend, Nebraska, about three hours west of Ames. … Continue reading Bringing research expertise in fluids and energy

Generating power and leadership

Armed with a fresh bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, Cynthia Lord headed east, joining Consolidated Edison of New York as a rotational engineer, where she worked with aspects of engineering and operations as well as marketing and finance. An early internship with Iowa Power and Light piqued her interest in the electric generation industry, … Continue reading Generating power and leadership

Sukup Manufacturing Co. announces leadership succession

Charles E. Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co., is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2020, and after 25 years, he will transition from Chair, President and CEO to Chairman of the Board. His brother, Steve Sukup, who has been CFO and Vice President will become President and CEO. Although Charles, will no longer be involved in day-to-day operations, he looks forward to being an ambassador for Sukup Manufacturing Co. and supporting its growth and success in sales and product innovation.

IE alum endows two faculty positions with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing

John B. Slater, a 1943 graduate of Iowa State University’s industrial engineering program, has endowed two facility positions, both of which have an emphasis on sustainable manufacturing. Matt Frank, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), will hold the John B. Slater Professorship in Sustainable Design & Manufacturing, while Jo Min, associate professor of … Continue reading IE alum endows two faculty positions with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing

John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

John Billings Slater was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 10, 1921. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1938 and the following year graduated from Lane Tech High School. He then made the more than 300-mile trek west to Ames, Iowa, where he attended Iowa State College (as it was then called). As a … Continue reading John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

An electrical engineer and groundbreaking pilot: ECpE Veteran Robert Martin

Robert Martin, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a pilot and veteran who flew 63 and a half missions during World War II as a part of the well-known and barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen, and later on in life became an electrical engineer by jumping over many obstacles. A … Continue reading An electrical engineer and groundbreaking pilot: ECpE Veteran Robert Martin

Liggett Family Legacy – Part III: John M. Liggett

A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series Though his father and grandfather’s interest in mechanical engineering may have played some role in his decision to attend Iowa State, John M. Liggett admits he was attracted to the school … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part III: John M. Liggett

ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston

Dodds, John S. “Jack” (August 10, 1885-November 3, 1950) —professor of civil engineering, founder of Camp Marston—was born in Northfield, Minnesota, on Aug. 10, 1885. At an early age, Dodds showed an intent interest in engineering. After high school, Dodds joined a group conducting government surveys in North Dakota. In 1904, Dodds enrolled at Carleton … Continue reading ISU Biographical Dictionary: John S. “Jack” Dodds and his work at Camp Marston

Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.

Matthew Letcher (’03 mech engr) was recently promoted to commander in the Navy and was struggling to find someone to swear him into office—it was scheduled for holiday weekend, and he hadn’t built connections out in his new home of Anacortes, Washington. Then it hit him—Letcher’s father in law, Spencer Stevens (’66 chem engr), was … Continue reading Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.