Vlasta Klima Balloun professorships benefit wide-ranging research

A named professorship steeped in history, gifted by an alum with deep family ties to Iowa State, is advancing the work of two prominent engineering researchers. The Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Engineering—actually two professorships—is a title now held by Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and a professor of … Continue reading Vlasta Klima Balloun professorships benefit wide-ranging research

MSE group named best chapter for 7th straight year

The Iowa State Chapter of Material Advantage (MA) received the “Most Outstanding Chapter” Award at this year’s national Materials Science and Technology Conference, marking seven consecutive years of earning the award. Kate Lindley, junior in materials engineering and president of the Iowa State chapter, said each award is an amazing achievement that continues to push … Continue reading MSE group named best chapter for 7th straight year

ISU grad, spacewalker ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends

by Matt Kelley on November 25, 2010 in Human Interest,Technology The countdown clock is winding down on America’s space shuttle program, but astronaut Clay Anderson says he isn’t giving up on space. Anderson, the first and only Iowa State University graduate ever to reach orbit, says he hopes as this era of NASA space shuttles … Continue reading ISU grad, spacewalker ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends

College’s cabinet in place

The College of Engineering’s announcement in October that Dr. Gary Mirka has been promoted to the position of associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education capped a period of administrative changes that began last spring. Mirka, currently the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, moves into the associate dean’s … Continue reading College’s cabinet in place

Borkowski selected as student marshal

ME senior Luke Borkowski will serve as this semester’s College of Engineering student marshal. As student marshal, he will lead the engineering graduating class into Iowa State’s graduation commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 18. Each department has the opportunity to submit a nominee to be recognized. Borkowski was nominated by Johna Wolfe, academic adviser, and … Continue reading Borkowski selected as student marshal

Lamm featured for supercomputer work

Monica Lamm, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, together with Iowa State  chemistry professors Mark Gordon and Theresa Windus, are featured in the fall issue of access, the research magazine of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The story is about their work to scale up … Continue reading Lamm featured for supercomputer work

Research updates

In the past few months, College of Engineering researchers on three projects—one on novel nanovaccines, one on new wind turbine structures, and another on energy and transportation infrastructure planning—have reached key milestones in their research. Here are some highlights: Making one-dose, needle-free nanovaccines for infectious diseases Can you imagine a world where diseases such as … Continue reading Research updates

CoE Alum takes the wheel at NSF

Science Magazine sat down with Iowa State University College of Engineering alum Subra Suresh, MSME’79, after his first week as director of the US National Science Foundation. Click here to read the story.  (This link requires a subscription if attempting to view off-campus. When accessed via Iowa State’s network, you can view the article free of … Continue reading CoE Alum takes the wheel at NSF

Engineering students are co-founders of ISU Quidditch Club

Haley Dillon, junior in materials engineering, and her younger brother Mark, freshman in engineering, are bringing the world of Harry Potter to Iowa State’s campus. The two founded the ISU Quidditch Club this fall, and student interest in the club continues to grow as word about its existence spreads. Read the full story.

Enrollment on a roll

With Iowa State University undergraduate and graduate student enrollment soaring at a record of 28,682 students this year, it’s little surprise that enrollment in the College of Engineering has surpassed last year’s numbers, which were at a 25-year high. Still, there are underlying reasons why undergraduate enrollment increased this fall by 418 students and graduate … Continue reading Enrollment on a roll