Bioeconomy conference: Agriculture can store carbon, help sustain the planet

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

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

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

ECpE researcher part of team providing technical expertise and some biological overlay to maize genome sequence

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

Finding the future of energy

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.

Iowa State engineers develop 3-D software to give doctors, students a view inside the body

James Oliver picked up an Xbox game controller, looked up to a video screen and used the device’s buttons and joystick to fly through a patient’s chest cavity for an up-close look at the bottom of the heart.   And there was a sight doctors had never seen before: an accurate, 3-D view inside a … Continue reading Iowa State engineers develop 3-D software to give doctors, students a view inside the body

Collaboration, large awards boost research funding in College of Engineering

Despite the national economy, there has been no recession in research support at the Iowa State University College of Engineering. Funding for grants and contracts during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 (July 1 to September 30, 2009) totaled $35 million, which is more than double the amount for the same time last year. … Continue reading Collaboration, large awards boost research funding in College of Engineering

Iowa State teams sweep construction engineering competition

Ames, Iowa–Four teams of construction engineering students from Iowa State University placed first in the 17th Annual Associated Schools of Construction Region IV Student Competition held October 28–31 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. This was the first sweep ever of all four divisions (commercial, design-build, heavy-civil, and residential) by one university. Twenty-nine teams (six students per … Continue reading Iowa State teams sweep construction engineering competition

Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year

Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen, who has led research teams awarded back-to-back R&D 100 awards for biofuels developments, has also been named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year . Lindsay Hock, the magazine’s managing editor, wrote that the magazine’s awards honor “the people behind some of the greatest innovations and discoveries in science.” … Continue reading Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year