Ryan appointed to editorial board of IEEE journal

Sarah Ryan, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, was selected to be a new editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The mission of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is to serve the whole Power System community, including researchers, practitioners, educators [Continue Reading…]

Materials science and engineering professor selected as American Physical Society Fellow

The American Physical Society strives to become the leading source for physics information that advances science and humanity. APS has more than 50,000 members as of 2014, but only a select few are chosen to serve as fellow. Richard LeSar, professor of materials science and the Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering, has joined the [Continue Reading…]

Mark Hanna named I-CASH 2014 Hall of Fame recipient

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Mark H. Hanna, PhD, has been selected as the Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health’s (I-CASH) 2014 Hall of Fame award recipient. Hanna holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Iowa State University and has been an Agricultural Engineer at ISU Extension for many years. As a machinery expert, Hanna works to include safety [Continue Reading…]

ABE students recognized for achievement at ATMAE conference

Two ABE graduate students won national scholarships at the recent Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) conference. ATMAE sets standards for academic program accreditation, personal certification, and professional development for educators and industry professionals involved in integrating technology, leadership, and design. Michael P. Thornton, a doctoral student in Industrial and Agricultural Technology, was awarded the Clois E. Kicklighter [Continue Reading…]

Repurposing the contents of Davidson Hall

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The 92-year-old Davidson Hall — former home of the agricultural and biosystems engineering department — is being prepped for demolition, which gets underway in early January. An asbestos abatement crew will complete its work later this month.

Iowa State University researchers make fish food from Iowa agricultural commodities

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Researchers at Iowa State University are charting new waters by turning the state’s agricultural commodities into fish food, work that could help farmers find new revenue streams and provide a boost to U.S. fish production. Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is studying how food derived from corn and soy can [Continue Reading…]

Memorial held for alum

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A celebration of life memorial was held for aerospace engineering alum Paul Troupe on Monday, December 8 in the Howe Hall Atrium. Nearly one hundred people attended including Troupe’s friends, family, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers, Boeing co-workers, and aerospace peers. Paul passed away on November 19 in a tragic car accident in Phoenix, Arizona. [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State Student Wins AIChE Poster Competition

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Written by Robert Mills A poster by Tannon Daugaard, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, won first place in a competition held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in November in Atlanta. Daugaard, who hopes to graduate in 2016, won in a poster session called [Continue Reading…]

Aerospace engineering senior chosen for prestigious leadership program

Joshua Moreno

Joshua Moreno is one of 28 students selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute After he attended schools that were both low and high income, Joshua Moreno wants to inspire change in education policy to help provide more opportunities for students across the board. Moreno, a senior in aerospace engineering, says there were many differences [Continue Reading…]

Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering chosen for Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

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Rajan’s research in big data earns international recognition Krishna Rajan has pioneered the new and emerging field of materials informatics, which involves the application of statistical learning and informatics techniques to a broad range of materials science problems. Rajan, who holds joint appointments in the materials science department and the bioinformatics and computational biology program, [Continue Reading…]

Andersen offers new “Manure Scoop” blog

A new blog from Iowa State University professor Dan Andersen discusses topics pertaining to the science of manure. Andersen says he will be writing about how manure is handled, options for treatment, how to effectively use it as a fertilizer, potential environmental impact and new technologies being developed to improve manure use. The most recent [Continue Reading…]

Misra represents ISU at UN hunger event

Twenty-six presidents and other senior administrators – representing a consortium of more than 60 universities worldwide – signed the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security at the United Nations on Dec. 9, creating a blueprint for higher education’s role in waging and winning the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Manjit Misra, director of the [Continue Reading…]

Change Agent: Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

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Baskar Ganapathysubramanian spelled out a major goal of his work on the title page of a conference presentation: “Revolutionizing Science through Simulation.” Baskar, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and the researchers in his group are serious about that. They’re confident they have developed the tools and the methods to mathematically and computationally simulate problems across [Continue Reading…]

Guest post: Disruptive technologies … implications on education

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David Slump (BSEE’91) is executive vice president and president of automotive services for HARMAN. In this guest blog post, he talks about ways educational programs can provide students with the skills they need to navigate the world of ever-changing technology.   Since 1965, we have continued to see Moore’s Law actualized well beyond semi-conductors, impacting [Continue Reading…]

Civil Ladies in Engineering club relates exclusively to women in civil engineering

Rebecca Dailey is the pioneer of a brand new club on campus, Civil Ladies in Engineering. She had the idea last spring and recruited other women in the College of Engineering to form a cabinet and members of the faculty to be advisers. There is the Society of Women Engineers for women in any engineering [Continue Reading…]

ABE, BRT student recognized for excellence

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Kwang Ho Kim, a Ph.D. student minoring in the Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program at Iowa State University, has been recognized for excellence by Iowa State Graduate College for the fall 2014 semester. Kim, who is majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, received a certificate of achievement and an honor cord to be worn [Continue Reading…]

CoE students visit Uganda to improve rural livelihoods

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Summer provides opportunities for Iowa State students to apply their engineering skills to African agricultural practices and education. Two Iowa State student engineers visited the Kamuli District in Uganda this past summer with different groups and for different projects. However, they shared the same goal: enhance the quality of life in rural African communities. Hand-operated [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State information assurance master’s degree commended

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Department of electrical and computer engineering online master’s program named number four in the nation The online master’s degree in information assurance at Iowa State has been ranked fourth in the nation by The Best Schools. Guidelines for selection included academic excellence, types of available classes, faculty strength, rankings and reputation. The top three schools [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2014 commencement

Tori Sorensen

Twelve seniors to be honored at graduation ceremony Tori Sorensen, electrical engineering, hails from Corning, Iowa, and will be serving as the College of Engineering student marshal during the fall 2014 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by James McCalley, Harpole Professor of electrical and computer engineering, as she leads the engineering class into the [Continue Reading…]

ISU study to demystify Hollywood’s science fiction guns

You’ve probably seen a bullpup gun even if you don’t know what it is. Millions of moviegoers have seen the futuristic-looking guns appear in the hands of Peacekeepers, the militarized law enforcers of the dystopian Capitol government in “The Hunger Games” films. The unusual shapes of bullpup guns have also been featured in many past [Continue Reading…]

Engineering graduate students present research, attract 150+

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The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) department hosted the 4th Annual CCEE Graduate Research Showcase and Poster Competition on Dec. 2. More than 150 students, faculty, and staff attended the event held on the second floor of Town Engineering Building. The CCEE Graduate Student Council organized activities. The event showcased research of 25 graduate [Continue Reading…]

George Serovy, ME alumnus and professor emeritus passes away

George Serovy, mechanical engineering alumnus and previous Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, passed away November 14 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. George Kaspar Serovy was born in 1926 to George and Helen (Kaspar) Serovy. He enrolled at Iowa State College in 1943, and earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering after enlisting in the Navy [Continue Reading…]

ISU, Grewell to Lead New Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites. The center’s research will develop knowledge about the production of an array of high-value products, including plastics, coatings, adhesives and composites, from agricultural and forestry feedstocks. A partnership among universities, industry and government, the [Continue Reading…]

Cube-shaped ISU room is like nothing you’ve ever seen

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Iowa State University’s C6 simulator can take you inside a burning house, an active shooter situation and even a fire aboard the International Space Station. The C6 is a cube-shaped room in Howe Hall on the ISU campus in Ames. Every side of the cube lights up with images and with the addition of 3D [Continue Reading…]

Lifehacker Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Bierman

Iowa State University alumna Elizabeth Bierman is a senior project engineer at Honeywell Aerospace where she specializes in avionics and is the president of the Society of Women Engineers. Bierman, who received her degree in aerospace engineering from ISU, works a wide variety of bright minds to create the technologies that guide aircraft to their destinations, is a mother [Continue Reading…]