Nineteen graduate students from the College of Engineering were recently recognized for their outstanding research and teaching accomplishments. Research Excellence Award Nominees Ajay Shah, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Ting Tee, Chemical and Biological Engineering John Stinn, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Archana Parashar, Electrical and Computer Engineering Qin Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering Tung Thanh Nguyen, [Continue Reading...]
A large crowd gathered in the atrium of Howe Hall on Thursday, October 31 to hear an alumni of the aerospace engineering program speak. Dennis Muilenburg had once been in the same position as the undergraduate students, and now he serves as the president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and [Continue Reading...]
Amazon’s announcement on Saturday that it is working to have drone deliver packages is just part of the future of drones. It’s a future that is taking shape at Iowa State University where drones are being tested. The CyDrone project is working in the lab and in the field to figure out how to create [Continue Reading...]
A plan by an Iowa State University professor to save the planet from a meteor collision continues to streak toward reality. The problem being puzzled over at the Asteroid Deflection Research Center in Ames would devastate humanity: an asteroid hurtling toward the planet, detected too late to be able to use other means to knock [Continue Reading...]
Written by William Ellingson (BSAerE’62) with input from Neil Woodley (BSEE’61 and MSEE’65) Most of us witnessed the 2013 floods that devastated Colorado by watching TV news. However, one Iowa State engineering alumnus was a first-hand observer and also one of the first responders. Neil Woodley, BSEE’61 and MSEE’65, is a full-time resident of Estes [Continue Reading...]
Engineering students are active in all sorts of clubs and organizations offered at Iowa State. Two engineering students who are part of noncompetitive clubs talked about their experiences in an Iowa State Daily article. Read the full story here: www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_1e3c3e30-4508-11e3-87a4-0019bb2963f4.html.
Iowa State University has launched the Presidential High Impact Hires Initiative to support targeted faculty hiring in areas of strategic importance. A cluster hire of 12 faculty in five colleges within the strategically important area of Big Data and a cluster hire of 8 faculty in four colleges within the strategically important area of Translational [Continue Reading...]
“Gravity” gives moviegoers “a reasonable taste” of what it’s like to be in space, said Clayton Anderson, Iowa State University’s astronaut-in-residence. “It brought back a lot of memories,” Anderson said. Anderson, an ISU graduate, is a former NASA astronaut who participated in two space flights. He is now a distinguished faculty fellow in Iowa State’s [Continue Reading...]
Jonathan Regele, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, was recently published in the scholarly journal, Physics of Fluids. Regele’s paper was included in the Gallery of Fluid Motion. “Indirect detonation initiation using acoustic timescale thermal power deposition” Copyright (2013) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires [Continue Reading...]
Two aerospace engineering faculty were recognized at the fall Engineering Convocation – Ashraf Bastawros and Hui Hu. Hui Hu was promoted to Professor. Ashraf Bastawros received a medallion award and was named Wilson Engineering Professor – from the Grace Miller Wilson and T. Wilson Endowed Engineering Faculty Fund. Congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Bastawros and Dr. [Continue Reading...]
Joe Schaefer started his 50th year as a professor this fall. His colleagues in the aerospace engineering department marked the milestone with cookies, posters depicting Schaefer as a super hero and an office decorated with cardinal and gold streamers. Inside asked Schaefer about all those years in college classrooms. For the original interview, click here.
AMES, Iowa – Clayton Anderson, an Iowa State University graduate and former NASA astronaut, will join the university as a distinguished faculty fellow in aerospace engineering. Anderson, a native of Nebraska, received his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1983. He joined NASA’s Johnson Space Center that same year, working in the [Continue Reading...]
Luis Duckworth, senior in aerospace engineering, talks about his study abroad experience for the Iowa State Daily. Students can learn more about international learning experiences during the Study Abroad Fair, held Thursday, September 19, at the Great Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ping Lu, professor of aerospace engineering, has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Lu has served as an associate editor of JGCD since 1996. “Publication of scholarly work is an important responsibility of the research community,” Lu said. “Being involved as a journal [Continue Reading...]
Six students from the College of Engineering were awarded NASA scholarships for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. The funding comes through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium program. Recipients are Dalton Groath, sophomore in aerospace engineering; Jacob Harry, senior in aerospace engineering; Christian Setzer, senior in aerospace engineering and physics; Elmer Tse, junior in [Continue Reading...]
Brandon Williams has three degrees in aerospace engineering (BSAerE’04, MSAerE’06, PhDAerE’09) and his wife Kelly Tanghe Williams has a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition. The couple, originally from Maple Grove, Minnesota, came to Iowa State in 2000. Both were involved in the Greek community, graduate research and were leaders of [Continue Reading...]
The laboratories and centers within the College of Engineering bring together forward-thinking minds and great entrepreneurial spirits. Dreams of startup companies and innovative technologies are often born in these collaborative spaces, and sometimes they even become reality. Although they serve very different purposes, WebFilings and Mechdyne, two Iowa companies, share many commonalities in their histories—starting [Continue Reading...]
The Aerospace Engineering Department might seem an unlikely host to a sailboat team, however, that is exactly where the ISU Autonomous Sailboat Team originated. Evan McCaw, a spring graduate of the aerospace engineering program, created the group and through a combination of aerospace engineering courses, computer engineering courses, and the Make to Innovate Lab (M:2:I) [Continue Reading...]
Engineers know that gas turbine engines for aircraft and power plants are more efficient and burn less fuel when they run at temperatures high enough to melt metal. But how to raise temperatures and efficiencies without damaging engine parts and pieces? Iowa State University’s Hui Hu and Blake Johnson, working away in a tight corner behind [Continue Reading...]
Elizabeth Bierman began her term as president-elect of the Society of Women Engineers this year, but her connection to the group goes back to her freshman year at Iowa State. Bierman joined SWE after her first week on campus in 1994, and her participation grew each year, extending to the professional level. Graduating from Iowa [Continue Reading...]
Donald Thompson, former director of Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 29, after a two-year battle with cancer. Thompson was 86 years old. Thompson was a pioneer in the field of nondestructive evaluation (NDE), moving nondestructive testing to a more [Continue Reading...]
Paul Durbin, Martin C. Jischke Professor of aerospace engineering, received three grants in the last academic year to supplement his research in turbulence and transition in fluid flows. The research grants come from the NSF, NASA and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines. Durbin said the objective of his work is “for engineers to be able [Continue Reading...]
On July 11, representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Region held their outreach briefing at Howe Hall and toured the department of aerospace engineering. Dean Sarah Rajala addressed the group and shared statistics on undergraduate enrollment and job placement within the college of engineering. The tour included a visit to the icing research [Continue Reading...]
In 1998, Clayton Anderson was a 29-year-old aerospace engineer who wanted to fulfill his childhood dream of going to space, but NASA was stopping him. He applied 15 times and received as many rejection letters. On his sixteenth try, which he had already decided would be his last, he was accepted. In January, with 167 [Continue Reading...]
An Iowa State professor and two alumni were named 2013 Fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of aerospace engineering. Read the original story here. To read the AIAA bulletin, click here. For full size image, click the picture below.