Iowa State student cyber analysts win national competition

AMES, Iowa – A security breach is detected at a small business. Teams of cyber analysts are briefed about the situation and given five hours to answer three questions: Are the cyber-attacks connected? Whose account was used to access the server? And did anyone open the malicious email?

University students build their own bike share

Iowa State University received an honorable mention in today’s Bicycle Friendly University awards. In the Fall 2015 issue of our American Bicyclist magazine, we showcased an inspiring story from ISU. Mark Kargol, a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial design at ISU, shared the evolving story of Cybike — a campus bike share system conceived and created entirely by students.

2015 alumni awards conferred at Homecoming

Five with ties to engineering were recognized on October 30 At the 2015 Honors and Awards Ceremony, five  engineering alumni were recognized by Iowa State University Alumni Association, the College of Business and the College of Engineering. The event, which celebrated its 84th year, was held at Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building on Friday, [Continue Reading…]

Chinmay Hegde: Transforming big data with efficient algorithms

New ECpE assistant professor looks for better ways to handle data Chinmay Hegde has always been curious about the power of math. He says that since he was young, he’s been interested in using math to “do cool stuff”. This interest has carried him through his education and now to Iowa State. Chinmay Hegde’s education brought [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State University engineering dean receives national award for women with exceptional contributions to engineering education

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, is the 2015 recipient of the Harriett B. Rigas Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society. Rajala received the national award that recognizes outstanding female faculty for exceptional contributions to electrical and computer engineering education and the global engineering community [Continue Reading…]

Digital Lumens names Steve Ronneberg vice president of worldwide sales

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, today announced the appointment of Steve Ronneberg as vice president of worldwide sales. Ronneberg joins Digital Lumens from Montreal-based Grass Valley, part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc., which delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution solutions to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of broadcast markets.

Wind Energy Industry Symposium brings together experts and ideas for advancing wind energy research

Event offers overview of the challenges, potential of wind energy through presentations and interactive discussions More than 80 Researchers and industry practitioners in wind energy came to Iowa State’s campus ready to make connections during the Wind Energy Industry Symposium. The event, hosted by the College of Engineering’s Wind Energy Initiative on Sept. 29, provided [Continue Reading…]

ISU engineers confident Mars rover is ready to compete

Interspace travel requires the right tools. A group of ISU engineers has been working on a special tool for a trip to Mars. For the past three years, a group of engineers has been working on the Mars Analog Vehicle for Robotic Inspection for the annual Mars Society University Rover Challenge, and it’s almost mission accomplished.

Swamy Ponpandi: Transitioning from student to faculty

Computer engineering lecturer brings expertise in embedded systems and computer architecture to Iowa State The offices of Durham hall are nothing new to Swamy Ponpandi. The new lecturer of computer engineering has been hard at work at Iowa State for years as a PhD student, but this year he returned as faculty. Ponpandi will be [Continue Reading…]

Neil Gong: Securing data in electronic systems

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor explores how information security and privacy intersect with data science As emerging systems such as social media and mobile computing continue to improve access to information like a map to your next destination or ways to keep up with your family’s activities, these tools offer a growing range of benefits and [Continue Reading…]

SME magazine recognizes Jane Karpinsky with a “30 under 30” award

VRAC and HCI alumni Jane Karpinsky was recently recognized by SME Mechanical Engineering magazine with their annual “30 under 30” award that recognizes the future leaders in manufacturing. Jane earned the award for her work at Boeing. Jane worked as an undergraduate research assistant in VRAC. Her assistantship was funded through a National Science Foundation Research Experiences [Continue Reading…]

Parks Library welcomes Mega chess

Something unique was in the Parks Library lobby Saturday — a 64-square foot chessboard with 25-inch kings. Chess to Impress is part of a campus-wide campaign with a goal of raising $415,000 this year for the United Way, a local branch of a nationwide relief program.