Nastaran Hashemi receives UHC Mentoring and Teaching Award

Nastaran Hashemi, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, recently received the University Honors Committee Award for Teaching and Mentoring.

Iowa State’s Baja team wins first endurance race of the season, aims for more

Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team has already won a long race and earned a top-10 overall finish. The team’s racing season still has stops in California and New York. To get ready, the student-engineers have been collecting data and fine-tuning their off-road racer.

Levitas Receives ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

Dr. Valery Levitas, Iowa State’s Schafer Professor of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, has been named the 2016 recipient of the ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. This award recognizes faculty members for outstanding career achievements in research, outstanding national and international recognition in the academic community, and a substantial positive impact of [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineer part of defense department study of spray behavior, control

Engineers from across the country — including Iowa State’s Ted Heindel — will study the prediction and control of sprays as part of a U.S. Department of Defense research initiative. The engineers say a better understanding of spray physics and control could improve combustion systems, liquid cooling, 3D printing and even help mitigate ship wakes. The Defense Department is supporting the research team with a grant of up to $7.5 million over five years.

Student – industry collaboration aims to capture energy from the prairie

Written by Bob Mills, communications and marketing for the Bioeconomy Institute Two teams of mechanical engineering students from Iowa State University have designed a system to convert prairie grasses into fuels and other products as part of their senior capstone project. The effort involved close collaboration with an industrial company, Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC, including a visit [Continue Reading…]

Cyclone Space Mining doubles down on new and better robot technology

Shifting perspective, increasing diversity

It’s no secret – there is a need to engage underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. We need diversity of thought and different ways of thinking as we work on solving important, multifaceted problems. When know that adding more ideas as we begin exploring these sorts of problems means everyone is not going to [Continue Reading…]

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…]

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Iowa State students, alumni chosen for National Science Foundation fellowships

Four students who have spent time in Iowa State’s engineering programs have been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The students are among 2,000 individuals receiving awards in 2016 out of 17,000 applicants. Two students, Trent Borman and Rachel Creighton, attended Iowa State University as undergraduates and are now doing graduate [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…]