Wind group cheers Iowa, challenges nation’s leaders

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) brought its “road show” to Iowa State’s Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium on Thursday, April 29, to challenge America’s leaders to adopt on a national scale the kinds of progressive energy policies that have made Iowa a literal powerhouse in wind and other renewable energy technologies. After opening remarks by … Continue reading Wind group cheers Iowa, challenges nation’s leaders

Ten students affiliated with Iowa State awarded NSF fellowships

Since 2004, the number of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship winners with ties to Iowa State has been steadily increasing. This year marks the highest number yet, with ten students who are currently attending or previously graduated from Iowa State being honored. Three of the winners will be completing their research at Iowa … Continue reading Ten students affiliated with Iowa State awarded NSF fellowships

Computer engineering senior wins prestigious Errol B. Davis Alliant Energy Award

Ames, Iowa — In May, Emmanuel Owusu, a senior in computer engineering at Iowa State University and an Ames native, will be awarded the Errol B. Davis Alliant Energy Award. The award recognizes achievement, leadership, and service by a graduating senior in business or engineering from one of the three Iowa Board of Regents’ institutions. … Continue reading Computer engineering senior wins prestigious Errol B. Davis Alliant Energy Award

Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer

Monica Lamm, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and associate scientist at Ames Laboratory, is part of a team at Iowa State University that is developing computational chemistry at the petascale. The team is preparing for the most powerful supercomputer in the world, Blue Waters, which is expected to come online in 2011. Iowa … Continue reading Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer

College eliminates special course fees in 22 classes

Course fees for 22 courses in the College of Engineering will be eliminated beginning in the summer 2010 semester. The move represents another aspect of the college’s strategy to streamline administration while enhancing the student academic experience. The fee elimination applies to all courses with fees of $25 or less per semester. The courses having … Continue reading College eliminates special course fees in 22 classes

Gschneidner testimony

Iowa State’s Gschneidner delivers a message to Congress

Together with other research and industrial leaders, last month Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology to discuss the consequences of China’s impending suspension of exports of rare earth elements used in the manufacture of magnets, batteries, superconductors, and other staples of high technology. As the dean of … Continue reading Iowa State’s Gschneidner delivers a message to Congress

Fox, Porter receive professorship awards

Two engineering faculty members are among the seven Iowa State faculty members who have been awarded the title of Distinguished or University Professor. Rodney Fox, the Herbert Stiles Professor in Chemical Engineering, has been named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, and Max Porter, a professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering, has been named a … Continue reading Fox, Porter receive professorship awards

International experience pays off for Prater, Velasco

David Prater and Erica Velasco took different paths on their academic and international journeys, but they ended up with the same outcome: being well-prepared for the next step in their adventures. The two engineering students, who studied abroad as part of the Languages and Cultures for Professions (LCP) Program, were featured in a recent Link … Continue reading International experience pays off for Prater, Velasco

Engineering students travel to Africa to build stoves

Students from the Iowa State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders plan to travel to Mali, Africa, next month to help build cookstoves. The stoves, in addition to burning cleaner and healthier, can be built with local materials for around a dollar a piece.