Students participating in the commity college cyber defense competition

Cyber competitions increase student interest in information assurance

Ninety students from community colleges across the state gathered on Iowa State’s campus in early December to compete in the Information Assurance Center’s Cyber Defense Competition. The competition, which has been held annually for community college teams since 2007, is designed to provide students with a simulation of real-life network security threats. Teams participating in … Continue reading Cyber competitions increase student interest in information assurance

Doug Jacobson

Jacobson named IEEE Fellow

Doug Jacobson, director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center and a university professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fellow is the highest grade of membership in IEEE. “It is an honor to be recognized among many other individuals who … Continue reading Jacobson named IEEE Fellow

Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

  Hui Hu, left, and Zifeng Yang are working with engineers from Goodrich Corp. to analyze the performance of the nozzles that spray fuel into jet engines. Photo by Bob Elbert. Contacts: Hui Hu, Iowa State Aerospace Engineering, 515-294-0094, huhui@iastate.edu Kevin Gordon, Goodrich Engine Components, 515-271-7289, kevin.gordon@goodrich.com Mike Krapfl, News Service, 515-294-4917, mkrapfl@iastate.edu Iowa State … Continue reading Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

Max Morris

Morris to serve as interim chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Professor Max Morris has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), effective January 3, 2011. Morris succeeds Gary Mirka, who was named the College of Engineering’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education. Morris holds a joint appointment in the Department of Statistics and IMSE. Prior to joining Iowa … Continue reading Morris to serve as interim chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Professor Vikram Dalal at the Microelectronics Research Center (Photo by Bob Elbert)

Dalal elected American Physical Society fellow

Ames, Iowa – Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his pioneering applied research in physics of thin-film photovoltaic materials and devices and for inventing industrially important photovoltaic devices. Being elected a fellow is a distinguished honor signifying recognition … Continue reading Dalal elected American Physical Society fellow

ME Design Expo

One team of Iowa State University mechanical engineering students has designed a simple device to sort coffee beans. Another team designed a low‐cost prosthesis. And another has designed a new kind of grain bin. Their assignment in Mechanical Engineering 270 (Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design) was to design something to create sustainable economic activity for … Continue reading ME Design Expo

Three with engineering ties win Women of Innovation Award

On November 11, 2010, the Technology Association of Iowa honored 46 women leaders from across the state and awarded 10 professionals, academicians, and students with Women of Innovation awards. Julie Dickerson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Nicola Pohl, professor of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering; and Emma White, PhD student in materials … Continue reading Three with engineering ties win Women of Innovation Award

ConE program receives donation for new lab

Master Builders of Iowa has contributed $325,000 to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Iowa Department of Education to support engineering and construction programs. Iowa State’s College of Engineering received $150,000 to create the Tom and Ro Jellinger Laboratory in the school’s construction engineering program. The laboratory will provide virtual site … Continue reading ConE program receives donation for new lab

Always an engineer

At the start of the fall semester, I was asked to speak to a large freshman class of undeclared students along with my colleagues—the deans of the other colleges on campus. Our charge was to outline our personal career paths, and to convey a bit of what we were thinking as 18-year-old new arrivals on … Continue reading Always an engineer