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”
(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series of student profiles written by students in JLMC 321, Public Relations Writing. Our thanks to the authors, to senior lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch, to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications, and to the subjects. Read the first installment.) Bruno Orticelli In five years at …Continue reading “About students, by students (Part II)”
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”
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 comes to an end, another better program will soon be …Continue reading “Anderson ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends”
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”
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 advisor, and …Continue reading “Borkowski selected as student marshal”
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 …Continue reading “Lamm featured for supercomputer work”
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”
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”
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.
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”
The flooding that overwhelmed Ames on August 10 caused widespread damage and disruption, with few citizens left untouched. While there were countless episodes of neighbors helping one another or citizens making small sacrifices for the greater good, a few examples of going above and beyond were found among College of Engineering faculty. On August 11, …Continue reading “Commitment to service”
In the Winter 2010/Spring 2011 issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Iowa State’s College of Engineering is recognized for investing important resources in the success of students, including minorities, to help undergraduates move their careers forward to grad school. Read the full story.