ISU students work to bring clean water to African village

Students with the Iowa State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have spent the past couple years working with the village of Ullo (pop. 800) in the west African country of Ghana to supply its residents with easy access to clean water.

Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Iowa State University chemical engineering graduate student Deon Ploessl has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Ploessl was an Iowa State Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate who received his B.S. in May of 2016 and then entered the graduate program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes … Continue reading Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

ME alum’s company focuses on sustainability, helping people

One Iowa State alum has turned his passions for mechanical engineering and helping people into a career. Wesley Meier (BSME’08) took his degree and went on to be the co-founder and CEO of Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability, or EOS International. Along with fellow ME classmates Chris Deal, Greg McGrath and Lee Beck, Meier set off to … Continue reading ME alum’s company focuses on sustainability, helping people

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Iowa State agriculture and biosystems engineering program ranked No. 1 in nation

Iowa State’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program was ranked first in the nation, according to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report on university graduate programs. Steven Mickelson, chair of the agriculture and biosystems engineering program, discussed the significant change that placed the department at the top of the nation’s graduate program ranking.

Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Described in the March 15, 2017, article “Award-winning engineer’s career inspired by 4-H project,” Rachel Pichelmann (BSCE2009) recalls one test in particular in high school. “I remember taking some sort of career aptitude test and it showed that I should pursue some sort of science or technology career,” Pichelmann said. “I still remember thinking, ‘Oh, whatever … Continue reading Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Meng Lu, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Mechanical Engineering Departments, has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health … Continue reading ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

Research led by Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Adjunct Professor Rana Biswas recently was featured in an article on the website for the United States Department of Energy high-performance computing facility National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The research piece, titled “Nano-Photonic Structures for Light Trapping in Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar … Continue reading US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

AerE student Michaela Spaulding selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow

Michaela Spaulding, a junior in aerospace engineering, was selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow for 2017. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is an organization that offers internships at leading aviation and space companies for women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Spaulding was one of 36 recipients of the fellowship, and will intern at … Continue reading AerE student Michaela Spaulding selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow

Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this … Continue reading Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression