Identical twins come from inner city to Iowa State on Gates Millennium Scholarships

When Iowa State’s Derrick Rollins visited the inner-city home of two talented brothers and their family in Kansas City, Mo., he talked with them about the school’s great facilities, supportive environment and dedication to success. But Rollins wasn’t recruiting athletes. He was recruiting engineering students. Rollins is assistant dean for diversity affairs in Iowa State … Continue reading Identical twins come from inner city to Iowa State on Gates Millennium Scholarships

ECpE establishes new bioengineering research and graduate study area

Ames, Iowa — The ECpE department is establishing a new core area of research and graduate study: bioengineering. This is the 10th core area the department offers. “This new core area is expected to broaden the engineering skills of our students, helping them solve biologically relevant problems. The integration of various engineering streams and basic … Continue reading ECpE establishes new bioengineering research and graduate study area

Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory established with help from Iowa Power Fund

AMES, Iowa – It’s not easy to make the machines that convert wind to electricity. Just consider the turbine blades that spin in the wind: a single blade can be 40 to 50 meters long and 10,000 to 15,000 pounds. It has to be built within millimeters of specifications. It has to be built to … Continue reading Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory established with help from Iowa Power Fund

Solar Decathlon student team prepares Iowa State’s solar house for a road trip

Now you see it, but soon you won’t. At least, not in Iowa. Interlock House, designed by the Iowa State University Solar Decathlon Team, was on display for local media for one final time before its deconstruction. That process begins during the week of September 14. After that, the house won’t be a house again … Continue reading Solar Decathlon student team prepares Iowa State’s solar house for a road trip

Space station hosts Iowa State experiment

Ames, Iowa—When Space Shuttle Discovery headed toward the International Space Station last month, Iowa State University’s Rohit Trivedi took more than a casual interest. An experiment he designed more than 10 years ago to study crystal growth patterns in a microgravity environment was finally headed to its destined location onboard the International Space Station. Trivedi, … Continue reading Space station hosts Iowa State experiment