Holland continues success in cybersecurity

Current Iowa State University Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Ben Holland is always willing to take on a cybersecurity challenge. Holland has participated in Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC) and Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC), the two largest grants Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received in the last several years. He was [Continue Reading…]

Cyclone Energy earns third consecutive first place finish in Green Energy Challenge

THE TEAM: Mid-September in a Cyclone Energy practice session. Ten students listen as their peers, one by one, run through a presentation for an ELECTRI/International NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC) proposal. One member, Regan, makes edits to the PowerPoint. The group throws comments up rapid-fire style. There is joking, but there is also an edge in [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE External Advisory Board members share advice for students

On Oct. 14, 18 External Advisory Board (EAB) members for Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, along with faculty and staff, attended the annual EAB fall meeting held on campus in Coover Hall. The ECpE EAB is a board of experts, including some alumni, in the electrical and computer engineering industries. The [Continue Reading…]

BSE student named recipient of scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert named at Borlaug Dialogue Symposium

An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Katelyn Fritz from Pleasant Hill and Michelle Friedmann of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, were named recipients of the David Lambert ‘Hunger Fighter’ Memorial Scholarship, that honors his efforts in [Continue Reading…]

ChemE Car team part of ISU CBE student group heading to national conference; your donations needed!

After qualifying in last spring’s regional competition, members of the Gengar Gang ChemE Car team are part of a large student contingent which will represent Iowa State chemical and biological engineering (CBE) in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national student conference in San Francisco. Donations through a FundISU page are being sought to [Continue Reading…]

Science Bound celebrates 25 years of pursuing academic excellence

ISU surpasses Georgia Tech as nation’s largest undergrad mechanical engineering program

Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) recently surpassed Georgia Tech University as the largest undergraduate ME program in the country. According to data provided by each institution, ISU’s undergraduate ME program has 2185 students for the 2016-17 academic year, 28 students more than the Atlanta-based university. “When I learned of the news, I [Continue Reading…]

Students conduct biomass research at BioCentury Research Farm

At the BioCentury Research Farm, student researchers are learning valuable skills, including how to use stalks from crops to create renewable biofuels and how to grow algae for use in aquaculture feed and water cleanup systems. The BioCentury Research Farm is the first integrated research and demonstration facility in the nation dedicated to biomass production [Continue Reading…]

ME lecturer focuses on engaging undergraduate students

As a young student in her home country of Italy, Paola Pittoni remembers it was strong teachers that had the greatest impact on her. Now as a mechanical engineering lecturer herself, Pittoni hopes that she can leave just as lasting an impact on her students. “The reason I wanted to be a lecturer is because [Continue Reading…]

School to career: ITE Midwest Student Leadership Summit explores transportation engineering

If you’re planning to be a transportation engineer, you had better be ready to meet the challenges of changing infrastructure, growing populations and evolving technologies. “There’s lots of things happening, and all of those things have to be a part of how we tackle transportation,” JoNette Kuhnau [BSCE’2000] explained. Kuhnau is an alumna of Iowa [Continue Reading…]

Experiential learning makes an impact

College is all about learning, and there’s no better way to test that knowledge than through hands-on experience. Students across the College of Engineering know experiential learning, such as internships or co-ops, is a great way to apply their coursework and prepare them for their future careers. One way students find out about such opportunities is through [Continue Reading…]

Students, faculty, staff share engineering adventure at annual CCEE Fall Picnic

Between the student organizations, the grilling hamburgers, and the guest appearance from Iowa State University’s (ISU) mascot Cy, it’s easy to get distracted at a Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Fall Picnic. But Kaoru Ikuma knows exactly why she’s at the event. “The students are why I’m here,” Ikuma says. No hesitation. On Sept. [Continue Reading…]