Faculty positions announced for 2016-17

The state Board of Regents approved 58 faculty promotions and tenure applications for the 2016-17 year during its April 21 meeting in Council Bluffs. The full list of faculty can be found here. The new titles and promotions take effect in July for A-base (12-month) faculty and in August for B-base faculty. Nine College of [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Hillary Kletscher, a biological systems engineer from Vesta, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Amy Kaleita, associate professor of biological systems engineering, as she leads the engineering class into [Continue Reading…]

First-year engineering students gain unique experience through First-Year Honors Mentors Project

The desire to expand their reach and introduce another generation to engineering led a few first-year engineering students to pursue an interesting research project. The Iowa State University Honors Program runs the First-Year Honors Mentors Project. Participants are brought into an ISU faculty member’s research team where they work on research projects over the spring [Continue Reading…]

Engineers, elementary educators and future teachers partner to teach STEM

At Iowa State, integrating engineering into K-12 classrooms is a collaborative effort that spans across campus and into surrounding school districts. Trinect, a program funded by the National Science Foundation STEM-C Partnerships, brings together three groups to introduce engineering concepts to young students: engineering graduate students, preservice teacher students and cooperating elementary teachers from Des Moines Public Schools.

Eight ISU teams selected for start-up program

The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University has announced the teams that will be a part of their first summer “CYstarters” program. The program, which takes place over 10 weeks from May 23 to July 29 at Iowa State, will allow teams access to between $6,000-$12,000 in funding, access to industry mentors, educational [Continue Reading…]

2015-2016 Learning Community Awards announced

The recipients of the 2015-2016 Learning Community Exemplary Peer Mentor and Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards were honored at the Learning Communities Peer Mentor Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The purpose of the exemplary peer mentor award is to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by peer mentors working with learning community students. The [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ATHENA Lab dedicated to augmenting, understanding human performance

The first thing you noticed during a visit to a new Iowa State University engineering laboratory was the full-sized mannequin lying across a table. That’s for studies to improve suturing techniques and tools. Then there was a bin full of basketball shoes. Those are for studies of tread patterns and their effects on traction and performance.

College of Engineering remains consistent in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings

Iowa State University’s agriculture and biosystems engineering program jumped another spot to No. 2 in U.S. News and World Report’s national graduate school rankings released on March 16, 2016. The College of Engineering tied for 48th overall and tied for 26th among public universities compared to rankings of 43rd and 24th last year. Here are [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State alum wins Modern-Day Technology Leader Award

Derrick Stanley, an industrial and manufacturing systems alum, will receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference held Feb. 18-20. The award highlights bright young men and women who are making strides in the STEM field and shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology.

E-Week: Celebrating the engineering community

A tradition that began in 1965, Engineers Week (E-Week) is a staple event within the College of Engineering, continuing to grow each year. E-Week is a student
organization that serves to celebrate the engineering field, the College of Engineering and its students, faculty, and staff. E-Week hopes to provide a way for students to build relationships with other students, faculty and alumni as well as network and increase professional development.

Chase Grimm: Applying studies to real world issues

While he was growing up on a farm in the small community of Maynard, Iowa, Chase Grimm spent hours tinkering around with farm machinery and equipment, beginning his drive to learn more about manufacturing systems.

Jerry Allen: Building a successful career off the foundations he learned at Iowa State

Jerry Allen, a 1955 Iowa State University graduate, has led a life full of twists and turns, but through it all he found a way to make the most of things.