Iowa State University is about halfway through a three-month long online survey of livestock producers’ use of distillers grains. The nationwide survey is focused on the beef, dairy, swine and poultry sectors. Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor in the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering Iowa State University, said the survey may have to be [...]
Two years into their work, leaders of the Dean’s Research Initiatives (DRIs) presented their progress in an open forum held April 22. In 2011, the College of Engineering established the initiative and awarded $500,000 to three interdisciplinary teams to help the groups pursue larger funding opportunities in important research areas. Initiative for a Carbon Negative [...]
Dean of the College of Engineering Sarah Rajala recently sat down to talk with the Iowa State Daily. Read about how her first month went, along with what she is hoping to accomplish in the future.
Offering such benefits as extended usage and increased portability, lithium-ion batteries have become a key component in consumer electronics and other important devices. Two researchers at Iowa State are looking at ways to improve the technology within the batteries by providing more insight into how silicon could be integrated as an electrode material. Valery Levitas, [...]
Beginning in the fall of 2013, an overhaul to the requirements for students in the College of Engineering honors program will be enacted. Current prerequisites will remain the same to gain admission into the program, but requirements for graduation will change to provide a more diverse experience for students. University-wide honors requirements of maintaining a [...]
As research in Big Data continues to gain momentum at the national level, Srinivas Aluru is among those recognized as a key stakeholder in the field. Aluru, the Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, has been invited to participate in the White House Big Data Workshop, being held May 3, [...]
An anti-mosquito water agitator, a paddle wheel generator, and a high leverage wheelchair were among the more than 70 projects on display at the spring Mechanical Engineering Design Expo. The expo took place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Howe Hall atrium on April 29, 2013. Read more about the event in an Iowa State [...]
Fifteen students from the College of Engineering recently became members of Iowa State’s Cardinal Key honor society, an organization established in 1926 to recognize students, faculty, and staff at the university for their outstanding leadership, service contributions, scholarship achievements, and character. The following engineering students were inducted into the society during a ceremony on April [...]
KCCI recently ran a story on the C6 – a three-dimensional, fully-immersive synthetic environment located in Iowa State’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Check out the video.
ISU’s learning communities program recently recognized faculty and staff who supervised peer mentors in this year’s program, as well as students for their efforts to be positive models for learning community members and support the university’s academic goals. Lisa Rueschhoff, senior in materials science and engineering, was named a 2012-2013 Exemplary Peer Mentor. 2012-2013 Exemplary [...]
Julienne Krennrich, assistant director for the Engineering Research Institute, and Brenda Kutz, academic adviser for chemical and biological engineering, received 2013 spring CYtation Awards, which were created to recognize individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinarily well, or act in such a way as to make a very real difference in [...]
Research is set to begin this summer for a system, inspired by car brake technology, that is designed to both decrease damage and increase usability for buildings during wind and seismic events. The research and ideation, aided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, originated from Simon Laflamme, a civil, construction and environmental engineering [...]
The Iowa State University Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Learning Community participated in the “BRL Experience,” organized by Dr. Jacqulyn Baughman, Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Director of Graduate Education (DOGE), April 5, 2013. Students toured three floors of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) on Iowa State University’s campus. Students are participants in Engineering [...]
Jeff Fleenor (BSAerE’86) received state funding to help build a prototype large wood grinder. Fleenor’s idea also includes some technology he has patented which helps the grinder save on diesel fuel. Over time, his project has gained more support and is moving into the testing phase. Watch his story on WHO-TV.com.
Daniel Attinger paused before handing over a photo of a crime scene. “Are you bothered by the sight of blood?” There was good reason for his question: The photo showed blood pooled and smeared on a floor. Blood drops ran down a nearby wall. A single shoe was left in the evidence of violence and [...]
While studying systems engineering through Engineering Online Learning, Carl Kirpes knew an opportunity to apply his coursework onsite at his job might crop up from time to time. What he didn’t know was that it would earn him third place in the Society for Engineering and Management Systems Student Paper Competition and a chance to [...]
During the annual Iowa State University Alumni Association Winter Board Luncheon held in February, two engineering seniors received the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Austin Laugen, computer engineering, and Szuyin Leow, mechanical engineering, were among five seniors recognized at the event. Established in 1968, the award recognizes outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding [...]
Cory Berkland (BSChE’98) and Devin Shepard (BSChE’97) will receive the 2013 Professional Progress in Engineering Award from the College of Engineering at the Marston Club Dinner on April 18. The award was created to recognize outstanding professional progress, personal development, and distinguished community service by engineering alumni under the age of 46. Berkland is a professor in the [...]
Each spring, the ISU Alumni Association honors alumni and friends at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration. On April 19, 2013, Nicholas Reding, BSChE’56, will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to Iowa State alumni that recognizes preeminent contributions to their professions or life’s work. View the complete list of 2013 Award Recipients.
Each year, the Iowa State University Alumni Association names STATEment Makers to recognize the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of young alumni (graduates 32 years of age and under). These individuals have made differences in their own lives, the lives of others, their communities, and/or their professions through ambitious efforts that reflect the [...]
Meet Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. — a distinguished professor at Iowa State University, a senior metallurgist at the Energy Department’s Ames Laboratory, and chief scientist for the newest Energy Innovation Hub, the Critical Materials Institute. A jack-of-all-trades, Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering, and physics. In an edition of the US Department of [...]
Max Mayfield is going places. Last month, he went to Des Moines to represent Iowa State at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, capping off his career as a Cyclone with a 15-15 record in his final season. Right now, he’s a student attending graduate school as a computer engineering major in pursuit of a [...]
Engineering students to present at the ISU Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
Iowa State University undergraduates will share their research and creative endeavors during the seventh annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. More than 100 students will present research on topics ranging from architecture to zebrafish. The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Memorial Union. Students, faculty, [...]
Written by Jens Manuel Krogstad See the original article on the Des Moines Register website Drones will one day dot Iowa’s skies, saving lives and improving the environment one unmanned flight at a time, dreamers at Iowa State University say. ISU students who showed off their creations last week on campus have good reason to [...]
Life has been a whirlwind for Danny Shechtman since he was selected for the Noble Prize in Chemistry in October of 2011. He’s traveled around the world – several times – and made countless appearances at conferences, state dinners, and special events. His busy itinerary included a return to Ames in late February, and he [...]