Chang receives LSAMP-IINSPIRE mentoring award

Boyce Chang, a second-year doctorate student in the materials science and engineering department, received the award for Excellence in Mentoring with the LSAMP-IINSPIRE program. He received the award at the IINSPIRE LSAMP Annual Conference on February 4, 2017. His mentor, Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, nominated Chang. [Continue Reading…]

Students prep for 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute at Iowa State seeks donations to compete in March competition On March 7-10, Iowa State University’s Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) student organization will travel to Portland, Oregon, to compete in the 2017 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition. The team is currently seeking donations from individuals and companies to defray the cost [Continue Reading…]

Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Kim Pastega ’91, Vice President of Boeing 787 Production appeared on the three-part PBS series, City in the Sky. The series examines the feat of putting one million people in the air at any given moment, from departure, to 30,000 feet in the air, and landing safely. The second episode, Airborne, which aired on Wednesday, February 15, [Continue Reading…]

How to succeed at Iowa State’s Engineering Career Fair

Industry partners share tips for making your next career fair one for the books Every year, thousands of students attend Iowa State University’s (ISU) two Engineering Career Fairs. So in the bustle to get résumés printed off or get that interview outfit ready, remember these top tips from industry partners.  Research, research, research Every industry [Continue Reading…]

Aerospace Engineering is 5th most popular major at Iowa State

New numbers from the enrollment office for the spring semester list aerospace engineering as the fifth most popular major at Iowa State University. AerE enrolls 761 undergraduate students which makes up almost 10% of all engineering students. Aerospace engineering, which is the College of Engineering’s second most common major, includes 158 freshman students. Mechanical engineering is [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier has been appointed to the Early Career Advisory Board of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. He becomes just one of 11 individuals worldwide to hold this honor. A full listing of those on the Early Career Board can be found here. In a [Continue Reading…]

ECpE professor promoted to AIUM Fellow

This past October, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) recognized individuals who have contributed to the field of medical, scientific or engineering work-related ultrasound. Iowa State University Associate Professor Timothy Bigelow was honored by being promoted to an AIUM Fellow. Bigelow was nominated by existing fellow members and has been a senior member [Continue Reading…]

Geotechnical engineering conference celebrates distinguished emeritus faculty member

Banquet honoring Dr. Richard Handy and speakers in geotechnical engineering are highlights of upcoming Iowa ASCE conference The Iowa chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be hosting its Geotechnical Engineering Conference on March 8-9 at the Scheman Building of the Iowa State Center in Ames. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State ECpE researchers to collaborate on cybersecurity defense research

This month, researchers from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) will work with a team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to conduct cybersecurity defense research, thanks to a contract from U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), awarded to the National Strategic Research Institute (NRSI). The two universities will collaborate with cybersecurity industry consultants [Continue Reading…]

Former NASA flight director joins AerE

When Tomas Gonzalez-Torres first stepped on the Iowa State campus as a student in the fall of 1992, his dream was to work at NASA. Just two years later, Gonzalez-Torres had a co-op internship at the Johnson Space Center and graduated in 1998 with a job at NASA. Nineteen years later, Gonzalez-Torres returns to Iowa [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Air Force Research Laboratory develop real-time structural health monitoring technology

Iowa State University (ISU) and Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) explore the fastest methods of detecting damage to next-generation systems In January, researchers at Iowa State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate began collaboration to develop the fastest methods of conducting high-rate state estimation for complex systems, including aircraft, spacecraft [Continue Reading…]