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…]

Cameron MacKenzie: Planning for large-scale disruptions

IMSE assistant professor applies operations research to risk and decision analysis Twelve years ago, Cameron MacKenzie didn’t know much about the industrial engineering field. He was in Washington, D.C., working as a consultant in the areas of defense and homeland security for former Defense Secretary William Cohen. At the time, MacKenzie, who is now an [Continue Reading…]

Street soccer helps fund student literacy for underprivileged children

Reading this sentence is impossible for 250 million children, according to the Pencils of Promise website. Pencils of Promise is working to decrease that number and has introduced an opportunity to Iowa State. The 3-on-3 street soccer tournament that took place at the basketball courts east of Beyer Hall is an event that was created by Pencils of Promise at ISU.

SAP names Lori Mitchell-Keller executive vice president and global general manager of consumer industries

SAP SE recently announced the appointment of Lori Mitchell-Keller as executive vice president and global general manager of the Consumer Industries organization. Mitchell-Keller will be responsible for the Consumer Industries footprint at SAP, which covers four industries globally. Mitchell-Keller will report directly to Pat Bakey, president of Industry Cloud.

Ingram’s 20 in Their Twenties: Carl Kirpes

The seeds of entrepreneurship in the Kansas City region have been planted early, as this years class of 20 in Their Twenties demonstrates. These young business owners and executives, hailing from sectors as varied as commercial realty, banking, non-profits, advertising, manufacturing—and even two of the citys professional sports franchises—have embraced the promise of entrepreneurship and are leveraging it for all its worth.

Ryan elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Sarah Ryan, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been selected to be an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Senior Members are recognized for their technical and professional excellence, and are eligible to hold [Continue Reading…]

Frank Peters serving as IMSE interim chair

College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Frank Peters, associate professor of IMSE, interim chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The appointment follows the retirement of Janis Terpenny and will continue until a permanent chair has been chosen. Peters, who has been at Iowa State for 19 years, is looking [Continue Reading…]

IE alums add solar power to campus

The company that helped Iowa State install a couple of 8 X 60-foot solar panel arrays on the east side of campus has ties to the university’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. CB Solar, the state’s biggest solar contractor, designs and installs turnkey solar power systems for residential, commercial and agricultural uses. Two [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State University alumni make gift for endowed department chair

Ames, Iowa – An Iowa State University alumni couple has made a generous gift to establish the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. An endowed department chair will have a substantial, permanent impact for the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The position honors the [Continue Reading…]

Faculty and staff recognized during 2015 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 15, Sarah Rajala, dean and James & Katherine Melsa Professor of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2015 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…]

IMSE Emeritus Professor Victor Tamashunas passes away

Victor Tamashunas, 89, passed away August 22, 2015 in Ames. He retired as emeritus professor of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering in 1991, and he was an alumnus of Iowa State University. His memberships and honors include: Registered Professional Engineer, Senior Member of the American Institute of IE’s, Professor of the Year-College of [Continue Reading…]

College of Engineering enrollment 9,312

This fall, the College of Engineering has an enrollment of 9,312 total students, surpassing last year’s record enrollment of 8,789.

Undergraduate enrollment of 7,949 is up from 7,523 last year, and graduate enrollment of 1,363 is up from 1,266. Engineering continues to be the largest college on campus.