Iowa State researchers describe copper-induced misfolding of prion proteins

Honored ECpE alumnus passes away

*Article was originally published in the Houston Chronicle Lee Ott, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, the 1st of June 2016. He was born the 13th of October 1942, in Kinross, Iowa, to Joseph and Mary Ott. Lee grew up on farms in rural Iowa, spending most of his life on a farm in [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State University receives $2 million National Science Foundation grant to transform approaches to teaching and learning in electrical and computer engineering

AMES, Iowa – Students at Iowa State University majoring in electrical and computer engineering will greatly benefit from a new $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a new collaborative instructional model for course design that will transform their education and develop the next generation of engineers. Electrical and computer engineering [Continue Reading…]

ECpE alumnus wins PACE award

Steven Specker (PhD 1970) has been selected for a Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award by Iowa State University College of Engineering. This citation recognizes alumni known for their professional competence and creativity. Sandbulte professor and Chair of the ECpE Department Awards committee, Ian Dobson sent in the nomination for Steven Specker. In Specker’s [Continue Reading…]

University recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs”

Iowa State University was recently recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs” on Online Engineering Programs’ blog. The list is comprised of five outstanding professors and universities in online cybersecurity programs. Iowa State was commended for its online master of science degree in information assurance, focusing largely on cybersecurity. This degree is offered [Continue Reading…]

Professor wins Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society

Professor  Namrata Vaswani and her student, Wei Lu won the prestigious Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society for their paper “Modified-CS: Modifying Compressive Sensing for Problems with Partially Known Support,  IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 9, September, 2010.” Lu was Vaswani’s Ph.D. student when this work was done; he graduated in 2011 [Continue Reading…]

PhD student awarded SPIE Travel Scholarship

*Co-authored by Prof. Biswas   Akshit Peer, an ECpE PhD student and Ames Lab student associate, has been awarded a 2016 Travel Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. The scholarship application involves evaluation based on student’s research and participation in various [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…]

Cory Kleinheksel: Improving education

Cory Kleinheksel is taking steps to improve education for future generations of students and teachers.

Professor’s article in top 100 Scientific Reports

  Associate professor, Jaeyoun Kim’s article, ‘Microrobotic tentacles with spiral bending capability based on shape-engineered elastomeric microtubes’,  placed as one of the top 100 read Scientific Reports articles in 2015, out of almost 11,000 papers published. Kim’s article discusses a new, direct peeling-based technique for building long and thin, highly deformable microtubes and a semi-analytical [Continue Reading…]

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Presentations inspire students to follow STEM careers

∗Article co-authored by Joe Boldrey On April 12th, the ISU Magnetics Research Group (MRG) collaborated with the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) to give a series of presentations designed to inspire grade school students to follow a path into the STEM fields. The outreach program was funded by a grant from the American Physical Society [Continue Reading…]