Holland continues success in cybersecurity

Current Iowa State University Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Ben Holland is always willing to take on a cybersecurity challenge. Holland has participated in Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC) and Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC), the two largest grants Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received in the last several years. He was [Continue Reading…]

Capstone design course projects average $137,800 in three-year net economic benefits to companies

Industrial Engineering Design (IE 441) is the one-semester senior design course where students engage in industry projects and practice industrial engineering under the guidance of an experienced Registered Professional Engineer, as well as engineers and managers from the sponsor company. The objective of these projects is to provide economic value to the company and a [Continue Reading…]

Bonner takes silver in human factors video contest

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently announced the winners of their annual video contest based on the question, “How does human factors/ergonomics help people?”  Desmond C. Bonner, human computer interaction and industrial engineering PhD student with Dr. Michael Dorneich, won second place for his video entitled “That’s Human Factors!”  The video features students and [Continue Reading…]

Cyclone Energy earns third consecutive first place finish in Green Energy Challenge

THE TEAM: Mid-September in a Cyclone Energy practice session. Ten students listen as their peers, one by one, run through a presentation for an ELECTRI/International NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC) proposal. One member, Regan, makes edits to the PowerPoint. The group throws comments up rapid-fire style. There is joking, but there is also an edge in [Continue Reading…]

Capstone students get up close and personal with Chinook helicopters

On Tuesday, students from Dr. Gielda’s Boeing senior design competition visited the Army National Guard base in Davenport, Iowa. The students met Capt. Forest Lightle, a CH-47 pilot who provided them with a tour of the facilities and an up-close look at two Chinook helicopters. One Chinook was partially disassembled in the midst of a [Continue Reading…]

How Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program achieved its No. 1 national ranking

ME lecturer focuses on biorenewables and energy

Iowa’s role as one of the nation’s agricultural leaders extends beyond helping to feed the rest of the country and other parts of world. Corn, for example, can be used for everything from pharmaceuticals that keep us from becoming ill to providing the fuel that helps to meet our energy needs. The latter is part [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE External Advisory Board members share advice for students

On Oct. 14, 18 External Advisory Board (EAB) members for Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, along with faculty and staff, attended the annual EAB fall meeting held on campus in Coover Hall. The ECpE EAB is a board of experts, including some alumni, in the electrical and computer engineering industries. The [Continue Reading…]

BSE student named recipient of scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert named at Borlaug Dialogue Symposium

An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Katelyn Fritz from Pleasant Hill and Michelle Friedmann of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, were named recipients of the David Lambert ‘Hunger Fighter’ Memorial Scholarship, that honors his efforts in [Continue Reading…]

World Food Day: Protecting natural resources through nutrient planning around the world

First established on Oct. 16, 1979, World Food Day recognizes the day in 1945 when 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, effectively managing the global food system.

2016 alumni awards to be conferred at Homecoming

Four with ties to engineering will be recognized on October 28 At the 2016 Honors and Awards Ceremony, four engineering alumni will be recognized by the Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The event, which will celebrate its 85th year, is open to the public and will be [Continue Reading…]

ME professor studies biological aspects of mechanical engineering

While mechanical engineering has historically conjured up images of grease and gears, assistant professor Sarah Bentil’s research aims to expand the field by focusing on what she considers “the ultimate machine”:  the human body. “Just as with any machine, the body requires power to do work and it can also fail. The objective of my [Continue Reading…]