Dan Voss, senior in materials engineering from Atkins, Iowa, will serve as Iowa State’s College of Engineering student marshal during the fall 2013 commencement ceremony held Dec. 21. He will be accompanied by Clint Stephens, scholar in residence for leadership education, as he leads the engineering class into the ceremony. Voss will graduate with an [Continue Reading...]
For Brian Roper, being accountable for the design and construction of more than $2 billion in major highway projects is simply part of the job. It’s an assignment he takes very seriously, but it’s not something that intimidates him. In fact, he says he’s right where he wants to be—in the middle of projects that [Continue Reading...]
Written by William Ellingson (BSAerE’62) with input from Neil Woodley (BSEE’61 and MSEE’65) Most of us witnessed the 2013 floods that devastated Colorado by watching TV news. However, one Iowa State engineering alumnus was a first-hand observer and also one of the first responders. Neil Woodley, BSEE’61 and MSEE’65, is a full-time resident of Estes [Continue Reading...]
Maybe it is because of his last name or his long history in the energy industry, but Tom Wind (BSEE’74) is bullish on the future of wind energy in Iowa. “Wind power is on a path to reach 20 percent of the U.S. energy needs by 2030 — in Iowa, it already is at 25 percent,” [Continue Reading...]
The College of Engineering has many audiences – groups of people to whom we target various types of information, stay connected, receive feedback and collaborate. Examples include prospective students, current students, parents, alumni, donors, staff, faculty and industry. Each of these audiences play a vital role in the success of our college. We just held [Continue Reading...]
A Dutch bio-engineer says his lab-produced fungus could someday be used to save the lives of hungry people in the developing world. But first, it might need some extra Rooster Sauce to make it go down easier. “It has a very strong taste, a bitter aftertaste,” says Hans van Leeuwen, a professor at Iowa State [Continue Reading...]
When Casey Nelson sits down, you can tell he’s a student with a lot on his plate. It’s not that he seems overwhelmed. It’s more like he’s assessing a checklist in his mind that is constantly changing but never fully going away. As he starts in about his experience as a student in biological systems [Continue Reading...]
The Baja team of Cyclone Racing is working to take it competitiveness to a new level this year. With its 10 horse-powered Baja car, the team took second place at the Backwoods Baja Competition at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, which ran from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2. Happy with its results but eager for a [Continue Reading...]
Melissa, a blogger for Cyclone Life and engineering student, talks about the many exciting career opportunities available to engineers. You’ve heard about engineering. You have a vague idea of what engineers do. Something with math and science, maybe a few Greek letters and lots of impossible looking formulas. They don’t seem to have a life, [Continue Reading...]
Engineering students are active in all sorts of clubs and organizations offered at Iowa State. Two engineering students who are part of noncompetitive clubs talked about their experiences in an Iowa State Daily article. Read the full story here: www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_1e3c3e30-4508-11e3-87a4-0019bb2963f4.html.
On Nov. 1, Sriram Sundararajan began serving as the next College of Engineering equity advisor. In this role, he will help expand the diversity among the college’s faculty and implement ISU ADVANCE goals. He will also lead continued efforts to create an inclusive culture for women and underrepresented minorities within the college. Sundararajan says he [Continue Reading...]
For current members of Iowa State’s Material Advantage group, being the Most Outstanding Chapter is all they have ever known. That’s because the group has received the title for 10 consecutive years—a trend they want to continue for years to come. Ben Hagarty, president of the group for 2013-14, says Material Advantage is proud of [Continue Reading...]
Guest Post: Engineering Career Fair continues delivering valuable experiences for students, employers
A priority for Engineering Career Services is to help our students and alumni connect with employers. The great reputation of the College of Engineering and the college recruiting process brings more than 400 employers to campus each year. These employers seek to identify individuals with skillsets and interests that match their engineering talent needs. One [Continue Reading...]
At the end of October, a select group of 73 engineering educators from around the country will be gathering in Irvine, Calif., to discuss innovative approaches to teaching during the National Academy of Engineering’s fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. Iowa State’s Tim Bigelow, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering, and [Continue Reading...]
Reeto Mathew is a junior studying chemical engineering at Iowa State University. He talks about his first college experiences in an article for the Des Moines Register.
In 2013-2014, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University celebrates its 100th academic year. Since Spring 1914, the chemical engineering program has graduated nearly 6,000 students in the chemical engineering bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs. The department culminates its centennial at the Centennial Celebration Sept. 26-27, 2013. Several activities are planned [Continue Reading...]
Luis Duckworth, senior in aerospace engineering, talks about his study abroad experience for the Iowa State Daily. Students can learn more about international learning experiences during the Study Abroad Fair, held Thursday, September 19, at the Great Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ping Lu, professor of aerospace engineering, has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Lu has served as an associate editor of JGCD since 1996. “Publication of scholarly work is an important responsibility of the research community,” Lu said. “Being involved as a journal [Continue Reading...]
Batteries have become such a modern day convenience that many times we don’t think about them until they need recharged or replaced. Even in space, batteries make life easier by advancing exploration when they are used in land rovers, astronaut equipment and energy storage devices. But creating a battery for space exploration requires some interesting [Continue Reading...]
Orientation is an exciting time on campus—new students are thrilled to be here, and their energy is contagious. The overall experience of orientation has changed since I was a student in college. We had to register for classes in person with a pencil and note card and stand in line to sign up. Then, if [Continue Reading...]
Julie Dickerson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to serve a three-year term on Iowa State University’s Biotechnology Council. She joins Cathy Miller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, and Edward Yu, professor of chemistry and of physics and astronomy as the newest members of the council, which is responsible for making [Continue Reading...]
As automated systems are evolving, they are becoming more capable of making substantial decisions. Michael Dorneich says allowing the systems to have more responsibility and authority can improve safety and performance because actions are tailored to the particulars of a current situation. Because of that enormous potential, Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, studies [Continue Reading...]