Written by U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs While scientists often talk about their life’s work, few lives have been fuller than that of Ames Laboratory’s Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. who’s being honored for over six decades of research in the rare-earth metals with a colloquium on his 85th birthday, Monday, Nov. 16. Gschneidner [Continue Reading…]
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics has awarded 12 women at Iowa State with a spot in the 10th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.
Steve W. Martin is selected as Ceramic Education Council’s Outstanding Educator For more than 29 years, Steve W. Martin has been teaching at Iowa State, making advancements in research and passing on his knowledge through glass and ceramics courses. The distinguished professor of materials science and engineering was honored for his educational work on Monday, [Continue Reading…]
Five with ties to engineering were recognized on October 30 At the 2015 Honors and Awards Ceremony, five engineering alumni were recognized by Iowa State University Alumni Association, the College of Business and the College of Engineering. The event, which celebrated its 84th year, was held at Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building on Friday, [Continue Reading…]
In June 2015, Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, issued a challenge. He established an open competition geared towards university students and independent engineering teams to design and build the best Hyperloop pod. Andrew Kitahara, a senior in materials engineering, and Brandon Klosterman, a senior in [Continue Reading…]
“Materials matter. Everything’s made of something.” Materials science and engineering’s new associate professor, Peter Collins, knows exactly why his field is important. “So many economic sectors depend upon advanced materials, including the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as applications for cell phones and devices. Materials science is the act of getting down to the [Continue Reading…]
This was written in partnership with the Ames Laboratory. Long-time MSE professor and Ames Laboratory scientist John (Jack) F. Smith died Sept. 26, 2015. Smith began a 40-year career at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory in 1948, where he was a professor of metallurgy and a senior scientist. He served as chairman of ISU’s [Continue Reading…]
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has selected Lisa Larson and Surya Mallapragada for faculty fellowships for 2015-17. “Lisa and Surya are highly respected faculty leaders who will do an outstanding job serving their colleagues,” said Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for faculty. “Their efforts to enhance faculty development and recognition will have a significant impact on the university.”
Support during graduate school opened path to career in teaching A big part of being an undergraduate student involves new experiences that help you decide where you’ll end up next. For Tim Cullinan, a new lecturer for Iowa State’s materials science and engineering department, tutoring and serving as a teaching assistant got him thinking about [Continue Reading…]
Faculty and staff recipients of the university’s most distinguished awards will be honored Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Eleven from engineering will receive honors.
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…]