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”
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”
Members of the American Wind Energy Association stopped at Iowa State Thursday afternoon and met with faculty from the College of Engineering. Read a short story from The Tribune here and a slightly longer one here.
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”
Saturday, April 24, kids from around the Ames area got a chance to explore engineering, thanks to the many student engineering groups from Iowa State. Read the Iowa State Daily story!
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”
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”
The College of Engineering has named Diane Brown, a senior in chemical engineering, as the student marshal who will lead the engineering graduating class into Iowa State’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. She was selected from nominees submitted by each of the departments in the college. Throughout her career at Iowa State, Brown …Continue reading “ChE senior selected to be student marshal”
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”
Kathy Belyeu, manager of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Industry Information Services, will share the results of the American Wind Energy Association’s Annual Wind Industry Report on Thursday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. In addition to the national report, Belyeu will provide information specifically about Iowa, which has …Continue reading “College to host wind energy market report”
Iowa State University’s Tornado/Microburst Simulator and two Iowa State professors, Partha Sarkar and Bill Gallus, are part of the new Science Storms exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. A panel within the tornado portion of the exhibit shows a photo of Sarkar, a professor of aerospace engineering, and Gallus, a professor of …Continue reading “Tornado research part of MSI exhibit in Chicago”
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.