College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, six projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for [Continue Reading…]

ME student attends presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.

One Iowa State University student will be part of history today as he witnesses Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Cole Ignaszewski – a sophomore studying mechanical engineering – was among a select group of Minnesota 4-H members invited for a leadership conference in Washington D.C. this week. [Continue Reading…]

ME professor helps journal highlight how pyrolysis can advance the bioeconomy

ME graduate student completes internship with Obama White House

Chloe McPherson – a master’s student in mechanical engineering – recently finished up her stint with the White House Internship Program under President Barack Obama for the fall 2016 semester. The Omaha, Nebraska-native was among 165 students nationwide to be selected for this opportunity. Dakota Olson, a junior majoring in Global Resource Systems at Iowa [Continue Reading…]

ME freshman has five self-published novels to his name

While some students come to college with state championships, debate titles, and other accolades under their belt, one mechanical engineering student came to college with five published books to his name. Ryan Byrnes arrived in Ames via suburban St. Louis in the fall of 2016. Even though he has a passion for writing, the 19-year [Continue Reading…]

Engineering students, staff, faculty and alumni honored during WiSE banquet

Throughout the past year, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering has been commemorating its 30th anniversary with a variety of events and activities that included key note speakers, a STEM Fest and tailgate. On Dec. 3, WiSE wrapped up the festivities with a banquet. More than 150 individuals attended the event, including Mary Ann [Continue Reading…]

Women in Science and Engineering names Sriram Sundararajan WiSE Champion

Equity adviser of the College of Engineering looks for opportunities to increase participation of women within the field. The Program for Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State recently honored Sriram Sundararajan, associate dean of the College of Engineering, as a 2016 WiSE Champion. The award recognizes individuals who have supported WiSE and have [Continue Reading…]

ME alum finds success as both an engineer and writer

Even though he studied and pursued a career in mechanical engineering, one Iowa State alum said that his alma mater was also the place that sparked his interest in writing. Gary Casey (BSME ‘66) grew up on a 160-acre farm near the northwest Iowa town of Peterson. He developed an interest in mechanical engineering at [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

ME alum named IIoT business development manager for Hilscher North America

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

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering [Continue Reading…]

ME student applies engineering knowledge in his artwork

Being more than 1,300 miles from home, art is what keeps junior mechanical engineering student Ben Levine from becoming homesick. Levine is originally from Mansfield, Mass. – about halfway between Boston and Providence, R.I. – and he moved to Ames two years ago to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State. His decision to choose ISU [Continue Reading…]