College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Electrical engineering doctoral program ranked high by National Research Council

Iowa State University doctoral programs in electrical engineering, statistics, chemistry, agricultural sciences, physics, and economics earned high marks in data-based rankings released today by the National Research Council. Read the full story.

ChemE student to speak at national summit of influential women

Meredith Gibson, junior in chemical engineering, will be a guest speaker at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. Gibson said she is eager to speak at the summit and wants to use the opportunity to spread knowledge and excitement to future generations. “I love impacting the youth,” she said. “It’s a very …Continue reading “ChemE student to speak at national summit of influential women”

New commitment establishes endowed chair in CCEE

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has received a gift commitment from Don and Sharon Greenwood of Olathe, Kan., which will ultimately establish an endowed chair in the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering. The Greenwoods are currently funding the position as a professorship and have made a pledge to upgrade the named faculty …Continue reading “New commitment establishes endowed chair in CCEE”

College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting

Iowa State University will host the 47th Annual Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting on October 3-6 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The meeting is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and three of its academic departments: aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering The meeting’s goals—expanding cooperation, …Continue reading “College co-sponsors upcoming SES Technical Meeting”

Students make the most of career fair opportunity

Despite heavy rainfall and a temporary location, engineering students flocked to the career fair Tuesday and found company representatives happy to meet them. Based on real-time tracking used at the event, more than 3,700 students had participated by late afternoon, which means that attendance was comparable to numbers from recent years. “The weather and the …Continue reading “Students make the most of career fair opportunity”

Iowa State University offers wind energy short course October 27-28 for industry professionals, policymakers

Ames, Iowa — With the interest in implementing more renewable energy into the nation’s power grid growing, and governors of some Midwestern states setting goals to have nearly 20 percent of their energy produced by wind power in the year 2030, wind energy is a hot topic among professionals in the electric power industry and …Continue reading “Iowa State University offers wind energy short course October 27-28 for industry professionals, policymakers”

Face-to-face with tech job growth

When the US Department of Labor predicts that technology careers—including engineering—are among the fastest growing, the news doesn’t seem surprising. Even in today’s economy, engineering jobs figure prominently in the national top-ten lists of career choices. And the College of Engineering’s success rate in placing graduates has remained excellent. Two items caught my eye in …Continue reading “Face-to-face with tech job growth”

Tents go up at career fair site

Not even record flooding, and the damage that resulted, could prevent the College of Engineering from holding its fall career fair. This year’s event, which will bring more than 210 companies to campus and draw nearly 4,000 students, will be held in temporary facilities on the south side of the Scheman Building. Engineering will stage …Continue reading “Tents go up at career fair site”

Two computer engineering and computer science students develop CyRide app for Android devices

CyRide users now have route maps, timetables and the CyRide hotline at their fingertips. Two ISU students developed a CyRide mobile application for Android-based devices and released it for public download Sept. 5. The developers said they created the application because they recognized a need for the technology. “Carrying around paper maps with times isn’t …Continue reading “Two computer engineering and computer science students develop CyRide app for Android devices”

Professor conducts research to discover causes of and solutions to disruptive events on large networks

Ames, Iowa — Nicola Elia, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, recently started a new research project funded by the National Science Foundation under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on the “Emergence, Mitigation, and Exploitation of Complex Behavior in Networked Control Systems.” Specifically, Elia’s project focuses …Continue reading “Professor conducts research to discover causes of and solutions to disruptive events on large networks”

ISU graduates leverage university resources to fast-track bio-oil enterprise

Iowa State University graduates Jared Brown, Cody Ellens, and Anthony Pollard have been featured in an article published by Biorefining Magazine.  The article focuses on the group’s startup, Avello, and their partnerships with ISU resources such as the Bioeconomy Institute and the BioCentury Research Farm. Read the article here.

College ranks high in recruiter picks among Top 100 (updated 9/23)

Iowa State University made The Next 20 list in the Wall Street Journal rankings of Top 25 Recruiter Picks. The rankings placed Iowa State’s College of Engineering program at No. 14 overall among engineering programs. Determined by a survey of corporate recruiters, the rankings were also reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education.