Iowa State University receives $2 million National Science Foundation grant to transform approaches to teaching and learning in electrical and computer engineering

AMES, Iowa – Students at Iowa State University majoring in electrical and computer engineering will greatly benefit from a new $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a new collaborative instructional model for course design that will transform their education and develop the next generation of engineers. Electrical and computer engineering [Continue Reading…]

Undergrad researchers from around the nation settle in with CBE’s BioMaP

Mentored undergraduate research is in full swing in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with the 2016 BioMaP REU program. Twelve students from institutions around the nation have joined with ISU CBE faculty to participate in this novel nine-week research opportunity, formally known as the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates. Participants [Continue Reading…]

Assistant professor receives ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division New Educator Award

Since he joined Iowa State in 2012, Ganesh Balasubramanian, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has been working on developing and implementing learning content for the next generation of students, scientists, and engineers that integrates research with education. He says tying research with student learning is increasingly important and inevitable given the speed of scientific [Continue Reading…]

Students, instructors flock to Tech Expo

Many community colleges and trade schools were on hand for students to talk to. Iowa State University was giving out five $5,000 scholarships at the event.

Nastaran Hashemi receives UHC Mentoring and Teaching Award

Nastaran Hashemi, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, recently received the University Honors Committee Award for Teaching and Mentoring.

Kristen Cetin: Utilizing smart technology to understand building energy use

Kristen Cetin, an assistant professor in civil engineering, is making the built environment more energy efficient through the use of smart technology and data.

First-year engineering students gain unique experience through First-Year Honors Mentors Project

The desire to expand their reach and introduce another generation to engineering led a few first-year engineering students to pursue an interesting research project. The Iowa State University Honors Program runs the First-Year Honors Mentors Project. Participants are brought into an ISU faculty member’s research team where they work on research projects over the spring [Continue Reading…]

Engineers, elementary educators and future teachers partner to teach STEM

At Iowa State, integrating engineering into K-12 classrooms is a collaborative effort that spans across campus and into surrounding school districts. Trinect, a program funded by the National Science Foundation STEM-C Partnerships, brings together three groups to introduce engineering concepts to young students: engineering graduate students, preservice teacher students and cooperating elementary teachers from Des Moines Public Schools.

Noted engineer and educator Mark Saltzman enters CBE Hall of Fame

Mark Saltzman, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame. He was honored as part of the department’s annual Awards Banquet. An engineer and educator, Saltzman’s research has impacted the fields of drug delivery, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, and tissue engineering. His work [Continue Reading…]

Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame to welcome alums King, Saltzman

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame will soon extend honors to two new members. Dr. Terry S. King, a former department chair, who is currently serving as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Acting President of Ball State University; and Dr. W. Mark Saltzman, a department alum, who [Continue Reading…]

Cyclone Energy comes full circle in Green Energy Challenge

In 2009, a five-person team of students from Iowa State’s civil, construction and environmental engineering department decided to participate in the Green Energy Challenge. The competition, which is sponsored by the ELECTRI International Foundation, challenges student chapters across the nation to create a proposal for sustainable updates to a building in their community. The students, [Continue Reading…]

Miller projects will advance undergraduate teaching

Five proposals for innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching will share about $51,000 in Miller Faculty Fellowship grants next year. The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, which administers the program for the president’s office, will supplement the Miller funds with nearly $8,000. Matching funds — which aren’t required — total nearly $36,000.