Ben Crawford (B.S. 2006 ag and biosystems, M.S. 2009) environmental services director for Prestage Farms of Iowa, is featured in a new video (linked below) about Iowa pork producers’ cooperation with researchers to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land.
Nicola Bowler, professor of materials science and engineering (MSE) at Iowa State University, has an interesting backstory. She a female faculty member in engineering, a field which has historically been represented by men and still sees males play the majority role (nationally, on average, only 16.9 percent of tenure/tenure-track faculty in U.S. colleges of engineering are women). She also moved … Continue reading Bowler promotes inclusion in her roles as MSE professor and Episcopal deacon
CBE major and Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow researches creation of fuel for Mars space missions Like many other middle school students, Brandon Vance went on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Now, as an undergraduate university researcher, he will be headed back to the nation’s capital with a spot in the prestigious Posters on … Continue reading Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.
After a long start-up process, the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE, is off to a great start. CoMFRE Start The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to CoMFRE after a multi-year application process with assistance from the College of Engineering. In order … Continue reading CoMFRE – CoE’s Newest Center
Alex King, Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society. The award recognizes King’s outstanding leadership in promoting the understanding of material science’s significant impact on society.
An industrial engineering student-athlete is now Iowa State softball’s all-time career leader in saves. Emma Hylen, a senior pitcher, became Iowa State softball’s all-time career save leader after helping the team to nab a 7-5 win over Harvard University last weekend. This marked Hylen’s eighth career save and her second of the season. The Cyclones … Continue reading IE student-athlete sets school record in softball
Jill Fratini forged a unique path as an engineer and a working mother. Fratini is the first woman to graduate from ISU with an undergraduate degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER), funded by a partnership between the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Jiang and his team will investigate methods of using CRISPR-Cas9, a sequence of DNA that is able to cut DNA strands to make edits, to create varieties in crops.
A new film about seeds that takes viewers across the globe and onto Iowa farms will make its debut this weekend. The film, helmed by the director of the ISU Seed Science Center, is meant for a wide audience and captures the science and beauty of seeds.
Digital Women: Innovating limitless magic makers As a woman in engineering, it can be easy to feel like an outcast — especially when there aren’t many other women around. About 12 years ago, an organization called Digital Women was formed at Iowa State University, dedicated to building a community and a networking opportunity for … Continue reading Digital Women: Innovating limitless magic makers
M:2:I’s Design Build Fly (DBF) team is gearing up for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) design competition where they will demonstrate their originally made aircraft. Nearly 110 teams from around the world will compete in this annual student event. The DBF Contest Flyoff will be held April 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona. The … Continue reading M:2:I Design Build Fly team prepares for national competition
A Ram Kim, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Benjamin Ahn, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, and Matthew Nelson, lecturer in aerospace engineering, received a 2019-2020 Miller Faculty Fellowship grant to develop innovative new approaches to undergraduate student learning.
Iowa State engineers are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to test heated-pavement technology developed on campus. The test slabs at the Iowa DOT are smarter and more complex than the research group’s previous tests at the Des Moines International Airport. And so far, preliminary tests indicate the system works well – even in this winter’s subzero temperatures.
Marisa Mendoza has become the new graduate programs assistant in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will maintain the day to day operations of the graduate program, while ensuring that graduate students are on track for degree completion as well as work with transitioning incoming graduate students. She will also promote the department to prospective … Continue reading Marisa Mendoza joins Aerospace Engineering team as graduate assistant
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of material science and engineering, led a research group that created a novel Janus nanocrystal platform to control nanoparticle self-assembly. Janus particles are fundamental new materials, and Jiang’s discovery opens opportunities in different areas including energy, drug delivery, disease diagnosis and therapy. The results appear on the cover of the March issue of Nano Letters.