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’”
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”