2010 QCESC scholarship recipient a PLTW student

Michelle Brus, a senior at Davenport West High School, received a $2,000 scholarship from the QCESC (Quad City Engineering and Science Council). Throughout high school, Michelle has taken five Project Lead the Way courses. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Drama Tech Crew, and the Marching and Concert Bands, as well as a cocaptain of the … Continue reading 2010 QCESC scholarship recipient a PLTW student

Engineering faculty, students featured in iPhone app report

Eliot Winer, Brandon Newendorp, and Tyler Streeter were recently featured in a KCCI news report on the ever-increasing number of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Winer, an associate professor in mechanical engineering (ME), spoke to the convenience of using different applications on the phone, as well as the dependency users can develop. Newendorp, a … Continue reading Engineering faculty, students featured in iPhone app report

Engineering students among those vying for $15,000 seed capital

Three engineering students, two from IMSE and one from ECpE, are among those competing for three $5,000 prizes in the annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan awards program. The student companies already won a regional business plan competition early this year. Read the Tribune story here.

New free, online tool developed at Iowa State helps farmers earn more, waste less

A new, free, online tool to help farmers make better-informed operational decisions has been developed by software experts at Iowa State University. The program — I-FARM — assists farmers, bankers, extension and cooperative people, and anyone else interested in finding out more about farm management, in understanding how to get the most out the land at … Continue reading New free, online tool developed at Iowa State helps farmers earn more, waste less

KCP raises profile on campus through outreach, recruitment, and technology transfer

For the past several years, representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Kansas City Plant (KCP) have come to Iowa State to recruit students in nearly every engineering discipline to help assemble and manufacture components for national defense systems. The plant, which is managed and operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, offers students who are hoping … Continue reading KCP raises profile on campus through outreach, recruitment, and technology transfer

AerE grad to take second ride into space

Clay Anderson, who got his MS in aerospace engineering in 1983 at Iowa State, is preparing for another trip to the International Space Station in April. Read the Radio Iowa story.

Corn quality issues require attention

Professor Charles Hurburgh, of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, has published an article in Pork magazine about the quality of the corn that was harvested last fall. Read the entire story here.

Funding allows communication

The Iowa State Daily carried a story about the advantages of multidisciplinary research to students regarding communication and collaboration. Read the entire store here.

CCEE researcher may help with those potholes

You’ve held your breath and grimaced as your car bounced over another big pothole. Iowans are probably going to have to get used to it, says an Iowa State University pavement expert. “You better buckle yourself in,” said Christopher Williams, an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and the manager of the Asphalt Materials … Continue reading CCEE researcher may help with those potholes

Doraiswamy elected to National Academy of Engineering

L. K. Doraiswamy, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at Iowa State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The NAE class of 2010 includes 68 new members and nine foreign associates. Doraiswamy becomes one of eight NAE members with Iowa State affiliations. “I feel … Continue reading Doraiswamy elected to National Academy of Engineering

AER E Alum, Clayton Anderson, prepares to return to space

Clay Anderson (MSAerE’83), the first Iowa State alum to become an astronaut, is scheduled to return to space April 5 onboard space shuttle Discovery. During the 14-15 day STS-131 mission, Anderson will conduct three six-and-one-half-hour space walks. You can find out what the preparation is like for a space mission by checking out Anderson’s training … Continue reading AER E Alum, Clayton Anderson, prepares to return to space