Four Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are Mufit Akinc, a professor of materials science and engineering and associate scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory; Mark Gordon, Distinguished Professor and Frances M. Craig Chair in chemistry, … Continue reading Mufit Akinc, MSE professor, among those named AAAS fellows
Two physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Physical Society. Physicist Rana Biswas was named an APS Fellow for his “theoretical contributions to the dynamics of semiconductors, solar materials and photonic crystals.” Biswas, who is also an Iowa State University adjunct associate professor of physics and … Continue reading ECpE researcher named fellow of the American Physical Society
The College of Engineering has named Amy Bergerud, a senior in materials engineering, as the student marshal who will lead the engineering graduating class into Iowa State’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 19. She was selected from nominees submitted by each of the departments in the college. Throughout her career at Iowa State, Bergerud … Continue reading Materials engineering senior selected to be student marshal
Three teams of Iowa State University aerospace engineering students had a unique opportunity this fall when they participated in the Silent Stamina challenge, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, for their senior design capstone project. The project goal was to design and build a radio-controlled airplane that can fly quietly (75 decibels or less) in an indoor … Continue reading AerE teams compete in ‘Silent Stamina’
Ag Leader Technology and AutoFarm joined forces Monday, December 7, in Ames, Iowa, at the official opening of the new Ag Leader Academy to talk about their combined tools of precision agriculture with the media. Amidst the talks by management, touting the excitement of this alliance and their complete precision farming product offering, was a … Continue reading ABE professor gives presentation on precision farming at Ag Leader Academy
Iowa State University has been awarded a grant toward the purchase of a high-resolution, field-emission microscope from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, based in Muscatine, Iowa. The Carver Trust will provide Iowa State with an $180,000 grant for the $305,000 microscope (FEG-SEM), which will be used by campus researchers in the life sciences, physical … Continue reading MSE chair receives Carver Trust grant
Iowa State’s Engineering Policy and Leadership Institute hosted a symposium titled “National Energy and Transportation: Investment Strategies through 2050” on Monday, November 30. Professor Jim McCalley of electrical and computer engineering said its goal was to help guide public discourse and policymaking in causing energy and transportation to become more efficient and sustainable. Read The … Continue reading Engineering symposium addresses energy policies
In a ceremony presented by the Engineering Student Council, twenty-one graduating engineering students took an oath and joined Order of the Engineer on Tuesday, December 1. Read the Iowa State Daily story here.
From developing a hardware hacking device for a cybersecurity competition to designing and building a human-powered vehicle, Iowa State engineering students successfully demonstrate their knowledge, ingenuity, and teamwork at a wide range of national and regional competitions. In the last two years, Iowa State University engineering teams have won a national cybersecurity competition in New … Continue reading Accomplishments for Iowa State engineering teams
LT Ian Liggett (ME, 2003) paid a visit to the Aerospace Engineering Dept on Friday Nov 13 and visited two aerospace classes. LT Liggett is a former student of Prof Dale Chimenti, having studied engineering dynamics and Astrodynamics with him. Ian spent the first couple years after winning his ISU degree in flight training with … Continue reading Navy Lieutenant Ian Liggett visits Aero Department
AMES, Iowa – Agriculture’s place in producing energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be the center of discussion during Iowa State University’s seventh annual bioeconomy conference. This year’s conference – “Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability” – will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State … Continue reading Bioeconomy conference: Agriculture can store carbon, help sustain the planet
Environmental Technologies, or EnTech, was created by students in Iowa State’s College of Engineering in hopes of furthering “interest and education in environmental technologies,” according to their mission statement. The dream is to build an electric car, but the immediate project is building an electric motorcycle charged by natural means–hopefully by Veishea 2010. Read the Iowa State … Continue reading Engineering students form club to lower nation’s carbon footprint, electrically
Environmental Technologies, or EnTech, was created by students in Iowa State’s College of Engineering in hopes of furthering “interest and education in environmental technologies,” according to their mission statement. The dream is to build an electric car, but the immediate project is building an electric motorcycle charged by natural means–hopefully by Veishea 2010. Read the Iowa State … Continue reading Engineering students form club to lower nation's carbon footprint, electrically
Srinivas Aluru, Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, is on the team of researchers who have developed methods for the assembly of sequence data and conducted much of the ongoing functional analysis work on the completion of the maize genome sequence as part of a multi-institutional effort led by the … Continue reading ECpE researcher part of team providing technical expertise and some biological overlay to maize genome sequence
Three College of Engineering professors discuss the decline of fossil fuel use and its likely replacements: Alan Russell, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Vikram Dalal, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Carolyn Heising, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Read the Iowa State Daily‘s story here.