Resources guide start-up success

By Jenna Hrdlicka, jenna.hrdlicka@iowastatedaily.com After a long and frustrating day, all Nick Herrig wanted to do was go home and have a cold beer. The realization that he had none in his fridge could have led to despair, but instead sparked the creation of the Midwest Beer Club with his friend and business partner, Mason [Continue Reading…]

Capstone design course projects average $137,800 in three-year net economic benefits to companies

Industrial Engineering Design (IE 441) is the one-semester senior design course where students engage in industry projects and practice industrial engineering under the guidance of an experienced Registered Professional Engineer, as well as engineers and managers from the sponsor company. The objective of these projects is to provide economic value to the company and a [Continue Reading…]

Bonner takes silver in human factors video contest

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently announced the winners of their annual video contest based on the question, “How does human factors/ergonomics help people?”  Desmond C. Bonner, human computer interaction and industrial engineering PhD student with Dr. Michael Dorneich, won second place for his video entitled “That’s Human Factors!”  The video features students and [Continue Reading…]

2016 alumni awards to be conferred at Homecoming

Four with ties to engineering will be recognized on October 28 At the 2016 Honors and Awards Ceremony, four engineering alumni will be recognized by the Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The event, which will celebrate its 85th year, is open to the public and will be [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory researchers developing new steel for better electric motors

Researchers from Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory are leading development of a new kind of steel for the motors in electric vehicles. The new steel would help make the motors smaller, lighter, more powerful and more cost effective. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting the work with a three-year, $3.8 million grant.

Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 8, Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2016 Convocation. During the presentation, she discussed the past year’s accomplishments and goals for the next year, provided a financial update, and recognized new faculty and [Continue Reading…]

Experiential learning makes an impact

College is all about learning, and there’s no better way to test that knowledge than through hands-on experience. Students across the College of Engineering know experiential learning, such as internships or co-ops, is a great way to apply their coursework and prepare them for their future careers. One way students find out about such opportunities is through [Continue Reading…]

College of Engineering enrollment reaches 9,645

The information below originally appeared in a story written by Annette Hacker with University News Service. Iowa State’s enrollment continues to flourish. The university’s official fall 2016 enrollment of 36,660 is the largest in school history, an increase of nearly 1.9 percent (659) over the previous record of 36,001 in fall 2015. In the last [Continue Reading…]

VR goes to the Fair

Five Iowa State University (ISU) students spent their Saturday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair promoting Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to hundreds of fair-goers who walked through the 4-H building. Children and parents visiting the booth experienced demos of AR on iPads and VR in the Oculus Rift. Visitors learned about the [Continue Reading…]

Kremer honored with prestigious engineering design award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Professor Gül E. Kremer has been named the recipient of the 2016 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award for her outstanding contributions to engineering design. Kremer’s leadership, dedication to research and passion for teaching engineering design were a few of the factors that led to her receiving this prestigious award. Presented annually by the [Continue Reading…]

Gül Kremer named chair of Iowa State’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Gül Kremer has been named the C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Her appointment officially begins Aug. 16. Since 2013, Kremer has held the position of professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; and program officer in the [Continue Reading…]

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