IE student named Wallace E Barron All-University Senior

Industrial engineering senior Benjamin Paul Jacobson recently received the Wallace E Barron Award All-University Senior Award. The award is an honor of the Iowa State Alumni Association and recognizes five outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community involvement and promise to continue these exemplary qualities as alumni. Jacobson is the [Continue Reading...]

Laabs receives award in IIE Conference paper competition


Industrial engineering graduate student Heidi Laabs received second place in the Rapid City Regional IIE Conference Paper Competition. Laabs submitted a technical paper about a class project and presented her work to judges at the conference. Papers entered in the competition were judged based on their depth and originality of subject, written excellence, and excellence of oral presentation.

IE student elected vice president of GSB

Mike Hoefer, a junior in industrial engineering from Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been elected vice president of Iowa State’s Government of the Student Body for 2014-2015. As vice president, Hoefer will manage the internal affairs and projects of GSB. He will chair the senate meetings and work closely with cabinet members to ensure completion of [Continue Reading...]

IMSE graduate program ranks in top third of schools

The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering ranks No. 25 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and among public institutions is ranked 16th overall.  This is a big jump up from last year’s rankings, which were 31st nationally and 24th among public institutions. These rankings reflect the department’s [Continue Reading...]

IE alumnus promoted to Senior VP of Engine Products at Donaldson Company

Thomas R. Scalf, BSIE’89, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Engine Products, from his current role as Vice President of Global Industrial Air Filtration. Scalf joined Donaldson in 1989 and has held a number of key roles including Plant Manager in the US and Europe, Director of Operations, and General Manager in the Exhaust and [Continue Reading...]

Engineering duo elected to lead ISU GSB

Hillary Kletscher and Mike Hoefer

Combining a passion to help others with a drive to solve problems, Hillary Kletscher and Mike Hoefer are ready to take on the challenge of being president and vice president, respectively, of Iowa State’s Government of the Student Body. Kletscher, a junior in biosystems from the small farming community of Vesta, Minn., has a strong [Continue Reading...]

CELT announces recipients of Miller Faculty Fellowships

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) has announced the 2014-15 Miller Faculty Fellowships. Out of a record 26 applications, six projects were funded for a total of $60,000. Miller Faculty Fellowships provide faculty members with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative ways to enhance student learning. [Continue Reading...]

Iowa State part of $320 million national manufacturing lab announced by White House

Digital Lab for Manufacturing

Iowa State University is a top-tier partner in a new Digital Lab for Manufacturing to be based in Chicago with affiliated partners across the country. President Barack Obama today announced a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support creation of the lab by UI LABS, a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative. In addition [Continue Reading...]

Caroline Krejci featured on front page of Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register’s front page story on Iowa State’s new faculty hires features a photograph of IMSE faculty member Caroline Krejci. Read the full story.

IE students featured in College of Engineering holiday video

holiday IE students

The ISU College of Engineering made a heartwarming holiday video that features some industrial engineering students. Ethan Osborn, Danielle Brucker, Zach Amenda, and Rebecca Flicher talk about holiday traditions in the video. Click on the image below to view the video.

CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2013 commencement

Dalia Abo Sheasha

Dan Voss, senior in materials engineering from Atkins, Iowa, will serve as Iowa State’s College of Engineering student marshal during the fall 2013 commencement ceremony held Dec. 21. He will be accompanied by Clint Stephens, scholar in residence for leadership education, as he leads the engineering class into the ceremony. Voss will graduate with an [Continue Reading...]

College of Engineering gives excellence awards for fall 2013

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...]

Klocke honored with Academic Advising Impact award

Andrea Klocke, academic adviser in materials science and engineering, received the 2013-2014 Academic Advising Impact award, given by the University Academic Advising Committee. The award recognizes faculty or professional staff who have continued to demonstrate outstanding performance in advising Iowa State University undergraduate students throughout their professional career. Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, academic adviser in industrial and manufacturing systems [Continue Reading...]

ISU students build 28-foot tall Lego man out of cardboard to raise homeless awareness

“Move a little bit over to the left; we don’t want the head to tip over, because then we really have a problem,” said Ryan Francois, senior in civil engineering, as his colleagues moved the levers of four lifts carrying a giant 8-foot cardboard head. It’s Francois’ largest and most ambitious project yet: constructing a 27.8 foot [Continue Reading...]

Engineering students active in noncompetitive clubs

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:

Iowa State launches Presidential High Impact Faculty Hires Initiative


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...]

IIE student chapter wins Gold Award

IMSE’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) received the 2013 Gold Award for chapter excellence. The Gold Award is the highest student chapter award given by IIE recognizing chapter improvements, progress, and overall achievements. The ISU chapter is one of 64 school chapters receiving the distinction this year. The ISU IIE student chapter [Continue Reading...]

Engineering faculty, staff to be honored Oct. 2

Faculty and staff recipients of the university’s most distinguished awards will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Those from engineering being recognized are: Fouad Fanous – Regents Faculty Excellence Awards Professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering For the [Continue Reading...]

New masters program in engineering management now available

A new online degree program, Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, is now available through Engineering-LAS Online Learning. Increasingly, employers seek engineers who can work and lead in a multi-disciplinary environment, and who are able to solve both technical and business problems by applying a systems approach. The ISU Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program [Continue Reading...]

Potter helps develop LEGO building contest for kids at Bremer County fair

Leslie Potter, senior lecturer of industrial engineering, along with her sons Jack, Sam, and Will, developed the LEGO Mystery Machine building competition, designed to teach kids engineering skills and principles while having fun. Approximately 20 teams of kids ages 5 to 13 participated this year at the 4-H Building at the Bremer County fair. Read [Continue Reading...]

Evaluating how information is perceived in automated systems

Michael Dorneich

As automated systems are evolving, they are becoming more capable of making substantial decisions. Michael Dorneich says allowing the systems to have more responsibility and authority can improve safety and performance because actions are tailored to the particulars of a current situation. Because of that enormous potential, Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, studies [Continue Reading...]

Three industrial engineering alumni take separate paths, find themselves together in human resources

Procter and Gamble

Graduates of the College of Engineering find careers in many parts of the world, but it’s not often three from one class take jobs with the same company, start at different locations and travel around the country before settling down in the same human resources department. That’s the story of Jim McWhirter, Steve Bean and [Continue Reading...]

Gilbert joins with Vet Med researcher to create detailed 3-D digital diagrams of animal CT scans for surgical training

An anatomy expert at Iowa State University is developing digital tools that could help surgical students gain nearly lifelike experience with a scalpel without having to cut into cadavers or living subjects. Diana Peterson, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in ISU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has high hopes for a project that could lead to realistic surgical [Continue Reading...]

Citizen of the Year: ISU’s Warren Madden

Warren Madden has an extensive biography from his 47 years with Iowa State, going all the way back to his time as an undergraduate in industrial engineering. Currently the senior vice president for business and finance at Iowa State, Madden’s involvement ranges from campus to community events. Now he can add the title of Ames [Continue Reading...]

WEPAN president Karen Zunkel encourages women to pursue engineering

Karen Zunkel

Karen Zunkel’s career has covered a lot of territory: as a professional in industry, an instructor and a higher education administrator, she has a good sense of the many obstacles females may face in STEM fields. That’s why Zunkel, director of undergraduate programs and academic quality at Iowa State, has devoted much of her career [Continue Reading...]