An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

Gymnasts are often meticulous in their routines. They perfect their bodily mechanics to make their routine as efficient as possible. As a former student-athlete, Courtney Middelkoop is now applying this mindset to her company. After completing her M.S. in industrial engineering (IE) in fall 2019, Middelkoop returned to her hometown in suburban Dallas, Texas and … Continue reading An engineering entrepreneur with an athlete’s mindset

Iowa State University’s online IE degree opened new doors for alum

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many courses to be delivered virtually, one industrial engineering alum had an entirely online learning experience prior to the pandemic and said that it served him well. Michael Glazer completed his M.Eng. in industrial engineering (IE) in 2015. Considering he lives in the northeast, online delivery was the most … Continue reading Iowa State University’s online IE degree opened new doors for alum

Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Iowa State University recently launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI). Iowa State is partnering with the KNUST College of Engineering to implement institutional capacity building through its student organizations Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Faculty and … Continue reading Iowa State University launches partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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Maier Honored with 2020 Sukup Global Food Security Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented the 2020 Sukup Global Food Security award during their virtual meeting this year, July 13-15, to Dirk Maier, a professor in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to global food security through research, outreach and teaching.

Mechanical engineering researchers pose in the lab in front of an ET-Raman

Q&A with ME Professor Xinwei Wang on New NSF grant to manufacture novel graphene aerogel-based photon sensors

Explain to us what you are examining for this recent NSF grant you received. This project is to design and manufacture micro-size bolometers that are based on graphene aerogel (GP). GP is a very light material, whose density can be much less than that of air. GP has a very low thermal conductivity, is flexible, … Continue reading Q&A with ME Professor Xinwei Wang on New NSF grant to manufacture novel graphene aerogel-based photon sensors

Honors for AerE’s Abdelkhalik, Ahn, Riedel

Associate professor Abdelkhalik named AIAA associate fellow Of the nearly 30,000 individual members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) worldwide, only 17% are selected as associate fellows. Department of Aerospace Engineering associate professor Ossama Abdelkhalik will now join those ranks. Abdelkhalik has officially become an associate fellow in the organization’s class of … Continue reading Honors for AerE’s Abdelkhalik, Ahn, Riedel

Creating a safe environment for in-person mechanical engineering classes

When Iowa State University was given the go-ahead to open up for fall classes, faculty, staff and student technicians in the mechanical engineering department quickly made every effort to prepare lesson plans, classrooms, labs and other spaces to be as safe as possible so students can get the hands-on engineering education Iowa State is known … Continue reading Creating a safe environment for in-person mechanical engineering classes

Win-win! CBE hosts first-ever virtual AIChE regional conference, takes first in Chem-E-Car competition

ISU Chem-E-Car team qualifies for national competition for fifth straight year It was a double victory for Iowa State’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter in the AIChE MidAmerican Regional Student Conference. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) AIChE student members rose to the opportunity to host the first-ever regional event … Continue reading Win-win! CBE hosts first-ever virtual AIChE regional conference, takes first in Chem-E-Car competition

“Transformative” funding for Reuel medical protein therapeutics research

A prestigious funding mechanism from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Nigel Reuel to combine his group’s expertise in sensors and protein prototyping to create an automated tool for the discovery and design of new protein therapeutics for a wide range of diseases. This unique … Continue reading “Transformative” funding for Reuel medical protein therapeutics research

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Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to better understand these issues so they can be … Continue reading Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals