Travis Grager – received a Teaching Excellence Award for Fall, 2010. His major professor is Dr. Alric Rothmayer and Dr. Stephen Holland is one of the professors that he worked with as a TA. He was nominated by Professors Alric Rothmayer and Professor Stephen Holland. The purpose of a Teaching Excellence Award “is to recognize …Continue reading “Travis Grager received the Fall 2010 Teaching Excellence Award”
Hui Wang – received the 2010 Fall Research Excellence Award. Her major professor, Dr. Ashraf Bastawros, nominated Hui for this excellence award. Dr. Richard Wlezien is the chair of the aerospace engineering department. The purpose of a Research Excellence Award “is to recognize at the time of their graduation up to 10% of the graduating graduate …Continue reading “Hui Wang received Fall 2010 Research Excellence Award”
In an Iowa State Daily article that discusses the possibility of a new DuPont and Danisco cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, Robert Brown explains the difference in ethanol production processes. “What we call corn ethanol is produced from the corn grain, which is a starch material,” Brown said. “That is how we currently produce it …Continue reading “Brown weighs in on ethanol plant debate”
ISU researchers are analyzing President Obama’s Smart Grid initiative. Manimaran Govindarasu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is working with a team of researchers to study the potential security vulnerabilities with this initiative. The United States is currently in the process of adopting a Smart Grid that will link the entire bulk power grid of the …Continue reading “Computer engineering researchers examine smart grid vulnerabilities”
Srinivas Aluru, Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, recently was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “for distinguished contributions to high performance computational biology, particularly for enabling large-scale genome analysis and systems biology through creation and application of novel parallel methods.” For more …Continue reading “Prof. Aluru honored as American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow”
Wind chill aside, it’s always invigorating to see the rise in energy levels on campus when classes begin after winter break. The new semester reminds me of what a complex enterprise the college is, with thousands of students, and hundreds of faculty and staff. When I think of the intense coursework, innovative research, and valuable …Continue reading “Back from break”
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now making it easier for consumers to identify biobased products with the launch of the BioPreferred labeling program. Under the new voluntary program, manufacturers and vendors can, after obtaining certification from USDA, market their certified biobased product using the “USDA Certified Biobased Product” label. The seal will contain …Continue reading “CIRAS assists USDA with new biobased product label program”
While working on a minor in bioengineering, recent ME grad Matthew Britten enjoyed applying engineering concepts—structures and moving mechanical parts—to the human body. Read about his experience in the program in INNOVATEonline.
A new cooling technology — cleaner, more efficient, and with the potential to have broad-ranging effects on global warming — is just around the corner, according to Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. After …Continue reading “Magnetic refrigeration cleaner and more efficient”
Hundreds of Iowa 9- to 14-year-olds have been working for months to get their LEGO robots to perform simulations of challenges faced by biomedical engineers. The students will show off their engineering skills and compete for top honors during the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship.
Joseph Idziorek, graduate in electrical and computer engineering, has been researching computer security. The study conducts research on sites that have been experiencing denial of service attacks, in which hackers try to get unauthorized access and hinder them. An example of this is WikiLeaks, where the site was hacked after releasing documents of U.S. State …Continue reading “ECpE graduate student attacks Internet security issues from new angle”