Glatz joins project to find greener ways to clean up oil spills

Charles Glatz, professor of chemical and biological engineering, is part of a group of researchers collaborating to find greener methods to clean up the Gulf oil spill. The group has been awarded a National Science Foundation Rapid Response grant. For more on Iowa State engineers and the Gulf spill, see this story.

ISU-developed technology featured at Farm Progress Show

Machinery to clean and collect corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol production and other uses based on initial research by Iowa State University engineer Stuart Birrell is being highlighted at the John Deere exhibit at this year’s Farm Progress Show, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 in Boone. Read the full story here.

Gift creates Steffenson Professorship, engineering scholarships

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has received a gift commitment of $700,000 from Mike and Jean Steffenson of Davenport, Iowa. The Iowa State graduates have established funds for a variety of uses within the College of Engineering including the Steffenson Professorship in Chemical Engineering. The couple will provide $125,000 over the next five years … Continue reading Gift creates Steffenson Professorship, engineering scholarships

Valery Levitas

Levitas receives the IBC Da Vinci Diamond

Valery I. Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor, has been awarded the Da Vinci Diamond from the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. Levitas received the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to engineering, science, and education. The Da Vinci Diamond is designed to acknowledge, thank, and reward individuals who have distinguished themselves in their … Continue reading Levitas receives the IBC Da Vinci Diamond

Valery Levitas

Levitas receives the IBC Da Vinci Diamond

Valery I. Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor, has been awarded the Da Vinci Diamond from the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. Levitas received the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to engineering, science, and education. The Da Vinci Diamond is designed to acknowledge, thank, and reward individuals who have distinguished themselves in their … Continue reading Levitas receives the IBC Da Vinci Diamond

Alum’s company named best mid-sized company to work for in Northeast Ohio

Bill Gardiner, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1955, moved to Cleveland in the late 1950s to join a local Trane sales engineering team. He bought the franchise in 1962 and staffed it with a handful of employees. The business, which sells heating and air conditioning equipment, energy efficiency upgrades, and … Continue reading Alum’s company named best mid-sized company to work for in Northeast Ohio

2010 Gilman Scholars

Engineering students awarded international scholarship

Erica Jensen, a junior in industrial engineering, and Adam Tyler, a junior in civil engineering, have each been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship toward their study abroad experience this fall and spring semesters. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a highly competitive national study abroad program that offers grants for U.S. … Continue reading Engineering students awarded international scholarship

College simplifies differential tuition policy, offers scholarships

An important change in the differential tuition policy is making financial planning simpler for all engineering students at Iowa State University and even resulting in a one-time scholarship for some of them. Beginning in the fall 2010 semester, engineering students entering the university directly from high school will receive a four-semester exemption from differential tuition; … Continue reading College simplifies differential tuition policy, offers scholarships

Dean Jonathan Wickert

College welcomes students to campus as enrollment trends upward

While official enrollment numbers for the fall semester won’t be in until after Labor Day, the numbers from summer orientation point to yet another year of growth in the College of Engineering. Attendance at orientation in June was up 6 percent from the previous year. A total of 1,269 students attended, which exceeded the numbers … Continue reading College welcomes students to campus as enrollment trends upward

Four engineering researchers among those awarded state-funded grants

College of Engineering researchers Ayman Fayed, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Sri Sritharan, Wilson Engineering Professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering; Hui Hu, associate professor of aerospace engineering; and Suraj Kothari, professor of electrical and computer engineering, were among those awarded 10 competitive grants totaling $942,389 from Iowa State University’s $1.459 million … Continue reading Four engineering researchers among those awarded state-funded grants

Iowa State awards state-funded grants to boost economy, develop new technologies

Hui Hu receives award to work with Goodrich Engine Components Division of West Des Moines Hui Hu, associate professor of aerospace engineering, will work with Goodrich Engine Components Division of West Des Moines to develop advance diagnostic techniques to quantify spray characteristics that will help develop the next generation of fuel nozzles for gas turbine … Continue reading Iowa State awards state-funded grants to boost economy, develop new technologies