Student Innovation Center coming soon

This spring, demolition of the Nuclear Engineering lab and two older parts of Sweeney hall will make room for the new Student Innovation Center, which will be located north of Hoover Hall. In addition to classrooms, this will be a multidisciplinary place for student collaboration, featuring meeting rooms, workspace, seating areas, a café and more. To [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State students compete at Disney Imagineering design contest finals

Three Iowa State University design and engineering students are in Glendale, California, this week competing in the 26th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition. Cristina Diaz, Aurora, Illinois, senior in interior design; Alexander Doppenberg, Spencer, senior in mechanical engineering; and Joshua Kurnia, originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, and now of Ames, senior in architecture, are among six teams of students from seven universities selected as finalists in the competition, sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering to find and nurture the next generation of “Imagineers.”

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

Mallapragada receives induction into National Academy of Inventors

This article was originally published by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service. Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who [Continue Reading…]

Change Agent: James Hill, Team PrISUm mentor

This story was originally published by University News Service AMES, Iowa – Wade Johanns had the honor of announcing the second-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the organizers of the American Solar Challenge, a cross-country race for student-designed and student-built solar cars. Johanns has two engineering degrees from Iowa State University and spent years as a [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineers study glass in batteries as a way to increase performance and safety

Iowa State University’s Steve Martin has researched battery materials for 30-plus years. He has a new grant that will allow him to expand his fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for actual batteries. He calls it a “dream-come-true” project.

Sri Sritharan named interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recently appointed Sri Sritharan as interim assistant dean for strategic initiatives. Sritharan is the Wilkinson Chair in the College of Engineering and a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. In this new role, Sritharan will provide leadership in the area of wind energy and assist the college with strategic planning [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State nets $9.6 million to increase STEM diversity, prepare future faculty

National Academy of Engineering member Lanny Robbins to CBE faculty position

Lanny Robbins, an alumnus and member of the National Academy of Engineering, has joined Iowa State University.

Iowa State researchers fabricate microfibers for single-cell studies, tissue engineering

Sarah Rajala receives James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering medallion

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering and received her medallion at a campus ceremony Sept. 29. This deanship enables the college to leverage human and financial resources to increase the impact of education, research and engineering programs. [Continue Reading…]

ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering

Campus celebrates comprehensive renovations that preserve history and focus on educating future Cyclone Engineers On Thursday, Sept. 29, the campus community and public gathered to rededicate Marston Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the building’s east lawn. Marston Hall, which has served as home to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University for [Continue Reading…]