Making smart phones a tool for diabetics: CBE’s Rollins is working to make it happen

For Iowa State chemical and biological engineering professor Derrick Rollins, a diagnosis of type II diabetes was a life-changing experience – but in one way you might not expect. In addition to the customary lifestyle changes that go along with such a diagnosis, Rollins has used his personal situation to launch a major research project [Continue Reading…]

Discovering new ways of learning abroad

Tyler Miller didn’t always know what his path in college would be. Growing up in the small town of Northfield, Minnesota, Miller knew he wanted to do something in the sciences. When it came time to make a decision, Miller turned to his parents who gave him guidance that led him to Iowa State.

Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Wenzhen Li receives Bailey Award

Wenzhen Li, Richard Seagrave Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will receive Bailey Research Career Development Award funding. His work in solar-assisted biomass processing, “Solar Photo Electrolysis of Biorenewable Feedstock to Higher-Valued Chemicals over Non-Precious Dual-Layer Catalysts,” will be supported. The award is presented annually to senior Iowa State faculty who [Continue Reading…]

Making the most of her adventure

Leslie Harder, a senior in chemical engineering with a minor in food science, grew up in the small town of Swisher, Iowa. Throughout her life, Harder’s parents have encouraged by her parents to try new things. She’s participated in dance, soccer, and everything in between and graduated near the top of her class with two recognitions: National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.

Learning about engineering in Germany

Allie Flessner, an undergraduate in chemical engineering, recently returned from studying abroad in Mannheim, Germany. She’s says the trip introduced her to a new culture while also helping her learn more about engineering concepts.

From “hola” to “adios,” it’s a memorable experience for CBE’s Oviedo, Spain summer lab group

  ¡La exploración de la ingeniería química en España! (Exploring chemical engineering in Spain!) That’s exactly what the participants in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program have been doing for the past five weeks. The long-running program, held in conjunction with the University of Oviedo and the University of [Continue Reading…]

Undergrad researchers from around the nation settle in with CBE’s BioMaP

Mentored undergraduate research is in full swing in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with the 2016 BioMaP REU program. Twelve students from institutions around the nation have joined with ISU CBE faculty to participate in this novel nine-week research opportunity, formally known as the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates. Participants [Continue Reading…]

Incoming freshmen check out CBE as part of transition program

Students enrolled in the College of Engineering APEXE program have kicked off their summer of transition to Iowa State and are spending time in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). The Academic Program for EXcellence for Engineers (APEXE) is an intensive eight-week summer bridge program designed to increase the success rate of incoming [Continue Reading…]

Faculty positions announced for 2016-17

The state Board of Regents approved 58 faculty promotions and tenure applications for the 2016-17 year during its April 21 meeting in Council Bluffs. The full list of faculty can be found here. The new titles and promotions take effect in July for A-base (12-month) faculty and in August for B-base faculty. Nine College of [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State students, alumni chosen for National Science Foundation fellowships

Four students who have spent time in Iowa State’s engineering programs have been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The students are among 2,000 individuals receiving awards in 2016 out of 17,000 applicants. Two students, Trent Borman and Rachel Creighton, attended Iowa State University as undergraduates and are now doing graduate [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Hillary Kletscher, a biological systems engineer from Vesta, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Amy Kaleita, associate professor of biological systems engineering, as she leads the engineering class into [Continue Reading…]

Undergraduates invited to apply for CBE summer research program

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University is now accepting applications for the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program. Applications will be accepted through May 8, 2016. The application form and more information may be found at www.cbe.iastate.edu/research/undergraduate-research A program flier can be found here. Participation [Continue Reading…]