Zhaoyu Wang: Seizing the opportunity

Although Dr. Zhaoyu Wang did not plan to become a professor in power systems and renewable energy, he is grateful for the opportunities that have lead him to Iowa State University. “I only planned to stay in the U.S. for less than a year but I took this offer because I thought it was a [Continue Reading…]

How far would YOU go to be an astronaut?

How far would YOU go to be an astronaut?

Toying with Technology celebrates 20 years of teaching

Twenty years ago, a course called Toying with Technology℠ was just an idea. Now it is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing engineering concepts to the classroom. Materials Science and Engineering University Professor Dr. Larry Genalo and the late Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Charles Wright designed the course through a Miller Faculty Fellowship [Continue Reading…]

Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu: Bringing the classroom to you

In her role as a lecturer at Iowa State, Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, holds a unique position within the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department. Instead of teaching classes to students, she works directly with faculty members to develop online and hybrid courses.

Steve Bell: Paying forward a passion for teaching

ABE lecturer returns to Iowa State after a career’s worth of field experience  “My career goes back farther than my hairline,” jokes the newest occupational safety engineering lecturer in the ABE department. Steve Bell couldn’t be more excited to be back at Iowa State. A 1981 ISU graduate in construction engineering, he has returned to [Continue Reading…]

Women Engineers Today: Meet Shauna Hallmark

The following is an excerpt from Go!, an online magazine produced by the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation intended for teens on education and career opportunities in transportation. Jacqueline Nester writes: “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we’re going,” [Continue Reading…]

Cochran Fellows visit CALS, ABE

Since 1984, the Cochran Fellowship Program has been bringing foreign agricultural professionals to the US for technical training, networking and a greater understanding of the US agricultural sector in general. The program, which is sponsored by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, is geared toward agricultural professionals from “middle income countries, emerging markets and emerging democracies.” [Continue Reading…]

Get schooled in rare-earth metals

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016.

Iowa State remembers environmental engineering pioneer Bob Baumann

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University celebrates the life of E. Robert “Bob” Baumann – international educator, engineer and pioneer of Iowa State’s environmental engineering program. He died in Ames on Oct. 23, 2015, at age 94. Baumann, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus in civil and construction engineering, brought [Continue Reading…]

Koziel recognized with Distinguished Service Award

On November 12th, Jacek Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering received the “Zasluzony dla Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wroclawiu” medal. Translation ~ [2015] Distinguished Service Award, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences [WUELS, Poland]. Koziel received the award during a special ceremony commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In [Continue Reading…]

Joe Vanstrom: Developing students into professionals

When he began his adventure at Iowa State University, Joe Vanstrom was a student looking for a way to get more hands-on in the engineering field. He found his calling in the industrial technology program and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the discipline. Now, he has returned to campus as a lecturer in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department.

Juan Ren: Using control-based approaches to study nano-bio mechanical properties of cells

While Juan Ren was growing up, she was surrounded by a family of teachers who kept a watchful eye over her studies. As she began working on her degree in engineering, she never planned on joining the family tradition in education until she served as a teaching assistant during her PhD program at Rutgers University.