Greenwich AeroGroup Hires Aviation Veteran to Lead Western Aircraft

Greenwich AeroGroup announced that it has named Austin Shontz as Vice President and General Manager of Western Aircraft. Located in Boise, Idaho, Western Aircraft was acquired by Greenwich AeroGroup in 2007 and is one of the company’s two Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities.

GPM Inc. announces director of engineering

Rob West, CEO of GPM Inc., announced that Terry King was appointed as the director of engineering for the company. In this role, King will oversee all aspects of engineering and design within GPM, as well as coordinate efforts for special engineered products. King brings with him extensive experience in engineering management and over 30 years of industrial manufacturing experience, including heavy machining plant management, foundry and fabrication.

Rivero honored for her contributions to manufacturing and design

Iris Rivero, associate professor and director of graduate education of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, was recognized for her service in manufacturing and design at the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo. Rivero received the Manufacturing and Design Division Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes contributions to and leadership in public and community matters, the [Continue Reading…]

IIE awards Outstanding Early Career in Business/Industry Award to recent ISU graduate

Carl Kirpes is being recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for the incredible accomplishments he’s made as a young professional. Kirpes graduated from ISU with bachelor’s degrees in both mechanical and industrial engineering in 2012. After his time at Iowa State, he went to work for GENESYS Systems Integrator, where he was quickly promoted to [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s CIRAS partners with NICC to aid area companies

Two educational institutions will work together to help Dubuque-area advanced manufacturing companies. Northeast Iowa Community College and Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) recently partnered to provide a single point of contact for manufacturers to help them find programs and support services to reach their long-term goals.

New information officer set to start July 20 at UA

Chris McCoy will be the next chief information officer at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the university announced Tuesday. McCoy holds a similar position at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. He begins July 20 as UA’s associate vice chancellor of Information Technology Services and chief information officer. He replaces Dennis Brewer, who began serving as UA’s chief information officer in 2012.

ISU ‘hub for hands-on creativity’ awaits approval from Gov. Terry Branstad

The Student Innovation Center, a proposed new ISU facility born from a collaboration between the College of Design and the College of Engineering, is currently awaiting approval from Gov. Terry Branstad with the rest of Iowa’s state budget.

IMSE professor recognized for being a valuable resource to international students

The International Student Council recently named Carolyn Heising the 2015 Faculty/Staff Member most dedicated to Cultural/International Enhancement. Heising is a professor emeritus in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. Throughout the years, she played an active role in helping Hindu YUVA establish itself as a new organization at ISU, and has been involved in international and [Continue Reading…]

Sparton names Joseph T. Schneider senior vice president of sales and marketing

The technology company Sparton is welcoming an ISU alumnus as its new vice president. Joseph T. Schneider, a 1990 industrial engineering graduate, started his position as senior vice president of sales and marketing on May 26, 2015. Schneider has over 25 years of business experience and most recently served as vice president/general manager of a business unit within Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Division.

Class develops proposal to improve transportation safety on campus

On a warm spring day, Iowa State’s campus appears to swell with people. Eager to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter, students pack the sidewalks and roadways as they head to their next class. CyRide drivers carefully navigate the crowded streets, keeping a wary eye out for distracted students that jaywalk in front of their bus.

IE grad students, alum featured in Des Moines Register

Morgan Hampel (MSIE’15), Tyler Fox, graduate student in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Justin Coaldrake (BSIE’14) were featured in an article in the Des Moines Register. In the article, they discuss how they co-founded ClinicNote, a reporting and note-taking tool for speech pathologists, who have to provide patient progress reports so insurance companies can determine [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State freshmen build multidisciplinary research, 3D printing technology experience

Three freshman honors students used 3D printing technology and more to conduct structural engineering research with Simon Laflamme, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University. Students involved in the project were mechanical engineering freshman Heather Murphy, pre-industrial design freshman Derek Coulter, and industrial engineering freshman Connor Theisen. They participated in [Continue Reading…]

SWE outreach event doubles in size to draw more females to engineering

SWE Sleepover becomes SWE University, attracts 53 high schoolers For 15 years, SWE Sleepover has brought 25-35 female high school seniors on campus to show them the ins and outs of engineering at Iowa State. This year, the College of Engineering and SWE partnered with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering to expand [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2015 commencement

Twelve seniors to be honored at graduation ceremony Olivia Janusz, industrial engineering major and concurrent master’s degree student, will serve as College of Engineering student marshal during the spring 2015 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Richard Stone, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, as she leads the engineering class into the ceremony [Continue Reading…]

Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 17

The ISU Alumni Association and the ISU Foundation will honor 10 individuals and one company with the university’s highest awards during the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration on April 17 (1:30 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union). All are invited to attend. Awards are given each spring to alumni and friends of Iowa State. The 2015 award [Continue Reading…]

DMDII featured in March issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine

By Josh Hoff, Electrical Apparatus Magazine Original article: Bringing the customer closer to the design process Janis Terpenny, department chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, is a driving force behind the College of Engineering’s role as a tier 1 partner in the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation [Continue Reading…]

Five engineering alumni named STATEment Makers by Alumni Association

Iowa ‘STATEment Makers’ is an honor that recognizes the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of Iowa State University’s young alumni (graduates 32 years of age and under). Nominations are sought annually for‘STATEment Makers’ who have made differences in their own lives, the lives of others, their communities, and/or their professions through ambitious [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State design students help Fareway Stores launch a new venture

When Fareway Stores Inc. looked to expand its reach from retail stores to a new wholesale business, company representatives sought help from the Iowa State University College of Design in creating a new corporate identity. The Iowa-based grocery company — with more than 100 stores in five states — named its new venture Midwest Quality [Continue Reading…]

​Iowa State University Announces the Vermeer International Leadership Program

Iowa State University has announced the 18 students selected to make up the inaugural class of a new leadership opportunity for students for the 2015-2016 academic year, sponsored by Vermeer Corporation, a global industrial and agricultural equipment company. Following their application, 54 students proceeded to the interview process managed by University faculty in the Leadership [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 24

With research on sciatic nerve regeneration, the implications of marginal tax rates on housing prices, honey bee survival and extreme winter precipitation in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, there will be lots to discuss when 21 Iowa State University undergraduates present their research to legislators and others during the annual “Research in the Capitol.” The [Continue Reading…]

Computer engineering alumnus mentors Iowa State grads building solutions for the insurance market

Brian Hemesath’s entrepreneurial drive has landed him in a position to help fellow Cyclones’ business opportunities As the managing director of the Global Insurance Accelerator, Brian Hemesath says he’s in a position to help others succeed with their own businesses. The 1999 computer engineering alumnus adds that working with Iowa State engineers, people he calls [Continue Reading…]

Wartburg, Iowa State University partner on 4+1 engineering program

Wartburg College students interested in a master’s degree in industrial engineering can begin earning credits toward that end the summer after their junior year, thanks to a partnership with Iowa State University. The “4+1” cooperative program will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Wartburg and a master’s degree in industrial [Continue Reading…]

2016 U.S. News graduate program rankings

The U.S. News and World Report magazine released its national graduate school rankings for 2016 on March 10, 2015. Several engineering programs climbed in the rankings, including Iowa State’s program in agricultural and biosystems engineering, which  jumped one spot to No. 3. 2016 engineering graduate program rankings: Biological/Agricultural Engineering, 3rd overall, 3rd among publics Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, [Continue Reading…]

CoE faculty honored by Plant Sciences Institute

Five engineering researchers selected as PSI Faculty Scholars The Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) has awarded funding to investigators in three colleges in an effort to stimulate high-risk, high-reward research in the plant sciences. The awards are part of the Plant Sciences Institute’s Faculty Scholars program. The new initiative was spearheaded by PSI director Patrick Schnable [Continue Reading…]

Industrial engineering graduate student learns about continuous improvement

Cheryl Khoo says Iowa State provides new ideas and a diverse community. While she was working as a quality control technician at BASF, Cheryl Khoo was given a major improvement project that helped her realize her interests spanned beyond chemical engineering. She says the project required her to track all non-conformance aspects of production to [Continue Reading…]