- Graduate students experience intramural sports at Iowa State for the first time May 31, 2023
The Intramural program at Iowa State University offers over 40 sports to meet the diverse interests of the student, faculty, and staff.
- Seeing your work, work: Jenny Herrera turns ideas into impact as Weitz project manager May 22, 2023
Herrera’s first project out of college (civil engineering ‘16) was no small feat. Starting as a project engineer at The Weitz Company and now as a project manager, Herrera has been turning ideas into impacts for over seven years. And her favorite part? Seeing it all come together and work.
- Seven AerE grads receive department honors May 15, 2023
Seven graduating seniors were honored with Academic Excellence and Overall Achievement Awards from the department.
- Nazik Çıtır: Paving paths of innovation and inspiration in transportation May 15, 2023
Nazik Çıtır, doctoral candidate in civil engineering working with the Institute for Transportation, has pretty much always been an engineer in the making. As a child, Çıtır always seemed to be problem-solving with one big goal in mind: helping the world be a better place for all.
- Goldwater winner Nicholas Oldham’s undergrad research experiences provides confidence to pursue passions May 12, 2023
Nicholas Oldham, sophomore in materials engineering, was one of four Iowa State students to be chosen for the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which is the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering in the U.S.
- Stuart Pearson built connections through being a peer mentor, TA May 12, 2023
Stuart Pearson is a senior in electrical engineering and concurrent grad student, a peer mentor in Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers as Leaders (ECSEL) and a teaching assistant for EE 201 and EE 351. This summer Pearson will be interning for SpaceX’s Starship program and then returning to Iowa State this fall finish his master’s degree in electrical engineering.
- Andrew Gatto: “Construction is really all about working as a team” May 11, 2023
Building a strong foundation inside and out is what Andrew Gatto, a construction engineering senior, is all about. To Gatto, without building community from within a team, it’s not as easy to build a solid foundation in your work.
- $20 million project grows Iowa biomanufacturing May 11, 2023
Cyclone Engineers lead a state-wide effort to make Iowa a leader in advanced biomanufacturing. Researchers will use microbes and other biological systems to produce plastics for 3D printing, fibers for flexible and rigid materials and proteins for medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
- Paige Wogahn and Skyler Burke’s award-winning business idea: Lint rollers, but for broken glass May 9, 2023
The sixth annual Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship college-by-college pitch off was held in March, and two Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) students won first place in the College of Engineering’s “new idea” competition. MSE seniors Skyler Burke and Paige Wogahn started out by competing against other engineering students who created new products, winning first place for the College.
- Katie Wolf: “Why not give it all a try? Putting yourself out there is the best way to learn, connect and thrive” May 9, 2023
When it comes to getting involved, Katie Wolf, a computer engineering major, is a maximalist. Why work on one minor when she’s interested in two? Why not see what another student club is all about? An opportunity to get hands-on research experience? Sign her up. “Putting yourself out there and trying something new is the best way to learn, connect and thrive here at Iowa State,” said Wolf. “I just showed up, a lot of different times, a lot of different places, without many expectations – and was ready to learn.”
- Saffron Edwards: “I enjoy encouraging young women to enter computing fields and witnessing the progress of my fellow women in STEM.” May 9, 2023
“Becoming a WiSE student role model my freshman year has really been a rewarding aspect. My position allows me to inspire K-12 classrooms and facilitate hands-on STEM activities. I enjoy encouraging young middle and high school women to enter STEM fields but also witnessing the progress of my fellow women Cyclone Engineers and advancement of resources available to us as a less-represented group in engineering.”
- Doug Jacobson awarded the Sunil & Sujata Gaitonde Professorship in Cybersecurity May 9, 2023
Professor Doug Jacobson, the director of the ISU Center for Cyber Security Innovation and Outreach was awarded the Sunil & Sujata Gaitonde Professorship in Cybersecurity in a medallion ceremony on May 5, 2023.
- Relative path: Erica Hollander graduates with engineering degree 75 years after her great-grandfather was dean of engineering May 9, 2023
“I’m really excited about the progression of technology and the potential to contribute to that – and proud of my family’s connections to Iowa State. And I’m ready to get out there in the work world to continue my commitment to empowering other women in STEM.”
- Dan Shechtman elected to National Academy of Sciences May 8, 2023
Dan Schechtman, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a prestigious honor recognizing contributions to scientific research.
- Brittini Brown: “Iowa State served as a launchpad for me in discovering that my education was my own and I could take the reins” May 5, 2023
Going into graduate school, Brittini Brown was ready for an adventure unlike any other adventure she had before. And a new adventure was exactly what she had as a grad student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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