Public invited to listen, learn from leaders in global technology, culture

AMES, Iowa – A semester full of talks will cover just about every angle of globalization: “Why Do I Need to Think Globally to be Effective in My Job?” “Technology and the Globalization of Opportunity,” “The Next Fifty Years,” “Reassessing Race and Sport within a Global Context,” and “It’s all Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me.” … Continue reading Public invited to listen, learn from leaders in global technology, culture

Stephen Paris, AER E Alum, helps develop award winning software

Iowa State alum Stephen Paris (BSAerE’75, MSAerE’77), technical fellow with Boeing’s research and technology division in Seattle, Washington, joins an elite group of engineers and scientists as the recipient of a 2009 R&D 100 Award. The awards, presented by R&D magazine annually since 1963, salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace … Continue reading Stephen Paris, AER E Alum, helps develop award winning software

Dennis Muilenberg, AER E Alum, to head Integrated Defense Team at Boeing

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson announced today that he will retire from the company at the end of the year. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney has named Jim Albaugh, 59, to Carson’s leadership role at Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), and Dennis Muilenburg, 45, to succeed … Continue reading Dennis Muilenberg, AER E Alum, to head Integrated Defense Team at Boeing

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State in top one-fourth; engineering advances

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is again among the top one-fourth of all public national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” annual rankings, and the College of Engineering tied for 22nd among public universities’ undergraduate engineering programs. Iowa State tied for 39th (up from 40th last year) among 164 … Continue reading U.S. News rankings: Iowa State in top one-fourth; engineering advances

Engineers among faculty attracting $7.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University researchers have so far won 19 grants worth a total of $7.7 million from federal agencies awarding money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grants range from $2 million for a study of a bio-engineering technology that could produce biological hydrocarbons for biofuels to $600,000 for a … Continue reading Engineers among faculty attracting $7.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants

Tour solar house designed and built by ISU students on Aug. 29

AMES, Iowa — After 18 months of hard work, Iowa State University’s Solar Decathletes are ready to show off their achievement: the solar-powered Interlock House, which they designed and built for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., in October. The team will host an open house for the public from 2 … Continue reading Tour solar house designed and built by ISU students on Aug. 29

Cystorm supercomputer unleashes 28.16 trillion calculations per second

AMES, Iowa – Srinivas Aluru recently stepped between the two rows of six tall metal racks, opened up the silver doors and showed off the 3,200 computer processor cores that power Cystorm, Iowa State University’s second supercomputer. And there’s a lot of raw power in those racks. Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, boasts a peak performance … Continue reading Cystorm supercomputer unleashes 28.16 trillion calculations per second

Biorenewables Brain Trust Gathers at ISU

Biorenewable technologies are everybody’s business. That’s why Iowa State’s two-week Intensive Program in Biorenewables brings to campus a diverse set of top students from different academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds to wrap their heads around critical issues in the field.

Governor visits Iowa State as part of renewable energy tour

During a tour of renewable energy projects in the state, Iowa Governor Chet Culver stopped by Iowa State University on August 5 to learn more about the university’s research projects supported by the Iowa Power Fund. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading one of two Iowa Power Fund projects … Continue reading Governor visits Iowa State as part of renewable energy tour

ECpE professor wins young investigator award to combat network threats

Ames, Iowa – Lei Ying, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, recently was awarded the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Young Investigator Award. DTRA is a part of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Strategic Command, which is the intellectual, technical, and operational leader in the national effort … Continue reading ECpE professor wins young investigator award to combat network threats

Grewell earns state-funded grant

David Grewell, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, was awarded one of seven Grow Iowa Values Fund grants for his work in high-powered ultrasonics. Read more about the grant awards.