ISU MCA awarded 2016 Chapter of Excellence Grant, plans scholarship opportunities

Scott Miller’s final semester at Iowa State University (ISU) is all planned when it comes to course schedules. But the construction engineering senior knows that some lessons lie outside the classroom. “All the professors I’ve had, they’ve always emphasized it’s about who you know,” Miller said. The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) student is [Continue Reading…]

Learning and leading by doing

The hands-on nature of the agricultural systems technology major appealed to Colin Connor, and it turned out to provide ample opportunities for leadership development. As a freshman and sophomore, Connor served on committees in the 80-member Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) Club. He became treasurer as a junior and was elected president as a senior last year. “I [Continue Reading…]

Shoaib receives Robert B. Oliver Scholarship

Mohammad Rashid Mohammad Shoaib, a recent graduate in aerospace engineering, continues to utilize his studies to understand additive manufacturing through nondestructive evaluation (NDE).

Team PrISUm finishes nearly 2,000 miles of racing in seventh, wins two achievement awards

Cloud cover slows Team PrISUm, team has to haul Phaëton 2 to Scotts Bluff

Team PrISUm enjoys sunny skies and a (mostly) quiet drive to Topeka

A summer of fellowship and research wraps up for CBE’s BioMap REU students

Twelve chemical and biological engineering undergraduates from near and far are heading home with great memories and valuable research experience following a summer at Iowa State. They were participants in the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). The program brings undergraduates [Continue Reading…]

ISU CCEE students earn FHWA Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for second year running

Earning a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship once is outstanding. So when 2015 Eisenhower Transportation Fellows Ellen Nightingale and Patricia Thompson submitted applications for a second time this spring, they were cautiously optimistic. “We were just kind of keeping our hopes up but kind of being realistic and accepting that it would be a good [Continue Reading…]

Ph.D. student receives award for research in nondestructive testing

Hossein Taheri, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, is paving the way for achieving quality in additive manufacturing. Taheri first started his work with the Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory (METLAB) within South Dakota State University while he conducted his master’s research on composite material testing and characterization techniques. After graduating with his master’s degree, [Continue Reading…]

More Team PrISUm highs and lows: Solar car cruises, arrives seconds late to checkpoint, drops wheel in ditch

Team PrISUm races nearly 300 miles on the day, runs out of charge 5 miles from stage stop

Team PrISUm solves another problem, races well, looks forward to a quiet night