Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase attracts record participation, attendance

Nearly 140 attend showcase to compete, learn The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosted its Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30 in Howe Hall Atrium. The showcase attracted almost 140 attendees, with nearly 60 posters submitted for competition. Georges Bou-Saab is the president of [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State AIAA Student Branch visits LA for industry tour

Students from the Iowa State AIAA student branch visited aerospace engineering companies over Thanksgiving break. Fifteen students flew to Los Angeles, Calif. for two days of tours and sightseeing. The group visited Boeing Satellite Systems, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, NASA Armstrong, and also viewed the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the USS Iowa. ISU AIAA [Continue Reading…]

LTA races set for Friday evening

The Lighter Than Air Competition will take place on Friday, December 9 at 4:00 pm in Howe Hall. In the sixth year of the event, students will race vehicles they have designed around an obstacle course. Forty-three teams designed aircrafts out of balsa wood that use a large helium balloon and propellers to fly through the air. [Continue Reading…]

Ames Laboratory awarded $5 million to improve metal powders for advanced manufacturing

AerE 462 students take their R/C planes for a test flight

Students in Dr. Leifsson’s AerE 462 course conceived, designed, and built R/C model aircrafts. This past Saturday, they had the opportunity to put them to the test. In a field just east of Ames, the students flew the aircrafts they had designed and built. The project the students were designing was for a commercial transport cargo [Continue Reading…]

ECpE graduate student paper places second at IEEE Sensors Conference

Early this November, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Graduate Student Silu Feng was awarded the prestigious IEEE Sensors Conference 2016 Best Paper Award. Her paper, accepted as an oral presentation and entitled “Rapid Detection of Theophylline Using Aptamer-Based Nanopore Thin Film Sensor,” placed second out of 617 accepted papers. According to ECpE [Continue Reading…]

Hartmann named 2016 WiSE Champion

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) honors CCEE’s Beth Hartmann for support of STEM education to young women This month, Senior Lecturer Beth Hartmann was honored as a 2016 WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Champion. Hartmann, a construction engineering faculty member of the civil, construction and environmental engineering department at Iowa [Continue Reading…]

CCEE seniors finish multi-disciplinary course to cap off semester

Capstone course gives seniors chance to interact with industry partners, gain real-world experience Benjamin Claypool will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering (ConE) this coming December. By the time he crosses the graduation stage, he’s already passed a milestone. Claypool has just finished his senior capstone project. From the moment he [Continue Reading…]

Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle

Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian [Continue Reading…]

Remembering faculty and alum Paul Bond

Paul R. Bond, associate professor emeritus for the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away Oct. 31, 2016, after a 13-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 88. After graduating from John Brown University in 1952, Bond enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four years at a radio relay [Continue Reading…]

Ashfaq Khokhar named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ashfaq Khokhar has been named the Palmer Endowed Department Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University. His appointment officially begins Jan. 1, 2017. Khokhar is currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he has held the position since 2013. Previously, he was [Continue Reading…]

Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) Graduate Student Council hosts its Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Nov. 30. The event takes place in Howe Hall Atrium on Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This year, CCEE’s Graduate Student Council accepted nearly [Continue Reading…]