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.

Jun Cui: Magnetic materials and beyond

New MatE professor immersed in research in Ames Upon his arrival in Ames, Jun Cui jumped right into five different areas of research both in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering on campus and with the Materials Science and Engineering Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Cui, originally from China, says [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State gears up for second round of Hyperloop competition

A challenge issued by SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, is reaching its final stages. In an attempt to make a more efficient transportation system, Musk issued an open challenge for teams to create a “Hyperloop pod” that can travel 700 mph, making the trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles only 20 minutes [Continue Reading…]

Toying with Technology celebrates 20 years of teaching

Twenty years ago, a course called Toying with Technology℠ was just an idea. Now it is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing engineering concepts to the classroom. Materials Science and Engineering University Professor Dr. Larry Genalo and the late Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Charles Wright designed the course through a Miller Faculty Fellowship [Continue Reading…]

Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors

Story originally published by The Ames Laboratory AMES, IA  – U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist and Iowa State University adjunct professor in materials science and engineering Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee credited Anderson for demonstrating a “highly prolific [Continue Reading…]

Iowa scientists help drive energy transformation

Expecting a baby with the new year, Iowa State University engineering doctoral student Marty Haverly has been thinking a lot about the climate challenges future generations face. Haverly and his wife, Julie, a senior business analyst at the Ames-based biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group, think they have the opportunity to address those challenges head-on.

Jiles to serve as Jefferson Science Fellow for U.S. State Department

AMES, IA — David C. Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow as a scientific adviser to the Department of State. “I feel very honored to represent Iowa State University as a Jefferson Fellow,” Jiles said. “I am grateful [Continue Reading…]

Mr. Rare Earth easing into retirement

Written by Kerry Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs When Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. began work on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University and hired on as an Ames Laboratory graduate researcher in metallurgy, Dwight Eisenhower was serving his first term in the White House. Now, more than six decades later, Gschneidner [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory engineer developing materials for tissue engineering, vaccines

Surya Mallapragada believes in the power and potential of bio- and bio-inspired materials to improve human health. She’s been researching the materials and how they can solve biomedical problems for nearly two decades. And there are good reasons for sticking with the studies.

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

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony

Iowa State University awarded $3 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology

Researchers in the College of Engineering work to create a low-cost, safe and efficient sodium-based battery While lithium-ion batteries have proven their worth in storing energy on a smaller scale, Steve W. Martin says an alternative solution is necessary for storing large amounts of energy, like the gigawatts of wind energy now being harvested from [Continue Reading…]

Get schooled in rare-earth metals

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016.