School to career: ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit explores transportation engineering

If you’re planning to be a transportation engineer, you had better be ready to meet the challenges of changing infrastructure, growing populations and evolving technologies. “There’s lots of things happening, and all of those things have to be a part of how we tackle transportation,” JoNette Kuhnau [BSCE’2000] explained. Kuhnau is an alumna of Iowa [Continue Reading…]

Hanna: 4 Items to check before your combine rolls

A lot of the latest electronics and sensor technologies require a trained eye, Iowa State University Extension ag engineer Mark Hanna notes – but not all. At the least, check for chewed wires and other signs of rodent damage – especially for equipment that may have sat idle for the past 10 or 11 months. [Continue Reading…]

Schwab: Experts advise farm safety practices during safety week

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation Sept. 9 to commemorate the week. The proclamation calls for all Iowans to “work together to control and mitigate these farm risks.” Working to make farms safer is crucial to a state like Iowa that has more than 90 percent of its land used in agriculture and distributes [Continue Reading…]

ME’s Hsu named a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher

Ming-Chen Hsu, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, was recently named a 2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. Each year Thompson Reuters, a Toranto-based mass media company, compiles a list of the top 1 percent of the most cited researchers with papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection between 2004 [Continue Reading…]

Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 8, Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2016 Convocation. During the presentation, she discussed the past year’s accomplishments and goals for the next year, provided a financial update, and recognized new faculty and [Continue Reading…]

$2.2 million grant will study bioprosthetic heart valve durability with computer simulations

Ming-Chen Hsu, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, is part of a research team recently awarded more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop computer simulations that improve the durability of bioprosthetic heart valves (BHV). The new study aims to build on existing research in the field of BHV and develop [Continue Reading…]

Experiential learning makes an impact

College is all about learning, and there’s no better way to test that knowledge than through hands-on experience. Students across the College of Engineering know experiential learning, such as internships or co-ops, is a great way to apply their coursework and prepare them for their future careers. One way students find out about such opportunities is through [Continue Reading…]

Students, faculty, staff share engineering adventure at annual CCEE Fall Picnic

Between the student organizations, the grilling hamburgers, and the guest appearance from Iowa State University’s (ISU) mascot Cy, it’s easy to get distracted at a Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Fall Picnic. But Kaoru Ikuma knows exactly why she’s at the event. “The students are why I’m here,” Ikuma says. No hesitation. On Sept. [Continue Reading…]

Ratnesh Kumar wins IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award

  Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes the best paper on IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. This year Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ratnesh Kumar was honored with receiving this award. Kumar was recognized for his paper “Fault Detection of Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems Subject to [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE department receives Department of Energy grant for $1.3 million

Three faculty members in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) have been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The award of $1.3 million comes from the program “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D-2016.” Ruth Shinar, senior scientist at the [Continue Reading…]

ISU CCEE earns no. 16 spot in U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings

Iowa State University (ISU) is the place to study civil engineering. U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings Tuesday. In civil engineering programs that offer a doctorate, ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) ranked no. 16 nationally, or no. 12 among public universities. In this 2017 ranking by [Continue Reading…]

Engineers share wisdom at the ROCK TALK

The Make to Innovate program at Iowa State welcomed five aerospace engineering professionals from Rockwell Collins to speak on Thursday evening in front of about 80 engineering students. The group, with professions that ranged from engineers to directors, discussed their careers, experiences, and advice in five short and engaging “ROCK TALKS” in Alliant Energy – Lee [Continue Reading…]