Kaitlin Bratlie, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University, is the recipient of a grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa. The Carver Trust has awarded $344,451 to Bratlie for her research of materials that can be used to deliver drugs to [...]
Iowa State University is about halfway through a three-month long online survey of livestock producers’ use of distillers grains. The nationwide survey is focused on the beef, dairy, swine and poultry sectors. Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor in the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering Iowa State University, said the survey may have to be [...]
Students swarmed the Baja SAE garage last week, assembling their mini off-road racer and manufacturing spare parts for their two summer races. “The big thing we tried to address this year was reliability,” said Scott Brehm, a graduating senior from Rickardsville who’s a mechanical engineering major and the technical director of Iowa State’s Baja SAE team. The team [...]
Dean of the College of Engineering Sarah Rajala recently sat down to talk with the Iowa State Daily. Read about how her first month went, along with what she is hoping to accomplish in the future.
Offering such benefits as extended usage and increased portability, lithium-ion batteries have become a key component in consumer electronics and other important devices. Two researchers at Iowa State are looking at ways to improve the technology within the batteries by providing more insight into how silicon could be integrated as an electrode material. Valery Levitas, [...]
Beginning in the fall of 2013, an overhaul to the requirements for students in the College of Engineering honors program will be enacted. Current prerequisites will remain the same to gain admission into the program, but requirements for graduation will change to provide a more diverse experience for students. University-wide honors requirements of maintaining a [...]
An anti-mosquito water agitator, a paddle wheel generator, and a high leverage wheelchair were among the more than 70 projects on display at the spring Mechanical Engineering Design Expo. The expo took place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Howe Hall atrium on April 29, 2013. Read more about the event in an Iowa State [...]
KCCI recently ran a story on the C6 – a three-dimensional, fully-immersive synthetic environment located in Iowa State’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Check out the video.
The goal of engineering is to improve lives by solving the world’s problems, and Iowa State’s College of Engineering believes it’s never too early to start thinking globally. Several courses in the college require students to identify and find solutions to major issues in poverty-stricken countries. Students use the semester to research, plan, design, and [...]
ISU’s learning communities program recently recognized faculty and staff who supervised peer mentors in this year’s program, as well as students for their efforts to be positive models for learning community members and support the university’s academic goals. Lisa Rueschhoff, senior in materials science and engineering, was named a 2012-2013 Exemplary Peer Mentor. 2012-2013 Exemplary [...]
Julienne Krennrich, assistant director for the Engineering Research Institute, and Brenda Kutz, academic adviser for chemical and biological engineering, received 2013 spring CYtation Awards, which were created to recognize individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinarily well, or act in such a way as to make a very real difference in [...]
Research is set to begin this summer for a system, inspired by car brake technology, that is designed to both decrease damage and increase usability for buildings during wind and seismic events. The research and ideation, aided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, originated from Simon Laflamme, a civil, construction and environmental engineering [...]
The Iowa State University Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Learning Community participated in the “BRL Experience,” organized by Dr. Jacqulyn Baughman, Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Director of Graduate Education (DOGE), April 5, 2013. Students toured three floors of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) on Iowa State University’s campus. Students are participants in Engineering [...]
Jeff Fleenor (BSAerE’86) received state funding to help build a prototype large wood grinder. Fleenor’s idea also includes some technology he has patented which helps the grinder save on diesel fuel. Over time, his project has gained more support and is moving into the testing phase. Watch his story on WHO-TV.com.
Meet Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. — a distinguished professor at Iowa State University, a senior metallurgist at the Energy Department’s Ames Laboratory, and chief scientist for the newest Energy Innovation Hub, the Critical Materials Institute. A jack-of-all-trades, Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering, and physics. In an edition of the US Department of [...]
Max Mayfield is going places. Last month, he went to Des Moines to represent Iowa State at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, capping off his career as a Cyclone with a 15-15 record in his final season. Right now, he’s a student attending graduate school as a computer engineering major in pursuit of a [...]
Written by Jens Manuel Krogstad See the original article on the Des Moines Register website Drones will one day dot Iowa’s skies, saving lives and improving the environment one unmanned flight at a time, dreamers at Iowa State University say. ISU students who showed off their creations last week on campus have good reason to [...]
Life has been a whirlwind for Danny Shechtman since he was selected for the Noble Prize in Chemistry in October of 2011. He’s traveled around the world – several times – and made countless appearances at conferences, state dinners, and special events. His busy itinerary included a return to Ames in late February, and he [...]
Society of International Engineers, a student organization unique to Iowa State, has a threefold mission in promoting diversity and international experience for those in the College of Engineering. Read about the group in an Iowa State Daily story.
Professor Dan Shechtman is an Israeli-American scientist who works at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Lab and as a professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. He also won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2011 for his work on quasicrystals. On WHO-TV’s Three Minutes in the Chair, learn how Shechtman “aspires to [...]
A group of student volunteers are rolling up their sleeves and strapping on their tool belts to help rebuild a community devastated by August flood water. This makes the second time students from Iowa State University made the trek from Ames, Iowa, to Washington County, Tennessee. A group came earlier last fall to work on [...]
APEX, a longstanding summer bridge program for multicultural students, now features an offshoot program, called APEXe. Within APEX as a whole, 40-50 incoming Iowa State freshmen who apply for the program are annually chosen to participate in the eight week summer program that provides opportunities for course work, dorm-life, and social activities. APEXe seeks to build upon [...]
Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman, who is also a U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory senior scientist and ISU distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, encouraged members of the ISU community to consider a future in business. His lecture, “Technological Entrepreneurship: A Key to World Peace and Prosperity,” took place on March 13, 2013, in [...]
From an analysis of college student debt in Iowa to an analysis of food storage and cheese making on the moon, there will be lots to talk about when 25 Iowa State University undergraduates present their research to legislators and others during the annual “Research in the Capitol.” The event will be from 11 a.m. [...]