An early start to engineering

The community of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, is motivated to prepare students for leadership in the 21st Century. Through its Engineering Leadership Program, the school district builds imagination, creativity, and collaboration into its curriculum by offering engineering classes at all grade levels. And the students there are examples that the passion for engineering can begin as early as preschool. Read about the community in an INNOVATEonline story.

An early start to engineering

Somewhere is a community where ideas about designing, creating, and innovating run rampant. Excited preschoolers explore levers, pulleys, and inclined planes. Elementary students study at least one course unit that is all about engineering. Middle and high school students learn about energy and the environment along with aerospace engineering. Somewhere, it turns out, is situated … Continue reading An early start to engineering

Wang named newest Wilson Engineering Professor

Zhi J. Wang, associate chair for research of aerospace engineering and professor of mathematics, was recently appointed Wilson Engineering Professor, a position funded by the Grace Miller Wilson and T. Wilson Endowed Engineering Faculty Fund. “It is a tremendous honor and it feels great to be recognized. The best thing is that this honor is … Continue reading Wang named newest Wilson Engineering Professor

Iowa State selected for ‘Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2011’

Iowa State University is among 50 public colleges nationwide — and the only public school in the state — named to the Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2011. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid. Read the official press release and get more information.

Iowa State’s American Nuclear Society stresses nuclear energy’s positives

Iowa State’s American Nuclear Society strives to advocate the potential of nuclear energy, bringing in various guest speakers to their meetings and taking trips to nuclear power plants. The group was recognized last semester as an active student organization, introducing the nuclear engineering minor into the Iowa State curriculum. Leaders of the group, including its … Continue reading Iowa State’s American Nuclear Society stresses nuclear energy’s positives

Students to process waste vegetable oil from ISU Dining to fuel CyRide bus

Some Iowa State University students are serious about getting their campus community “on the bus” when it comes to green living. And they hope to pick up some other Ames residents along the way. That’s at least the plan, according to David Correll, a Ph.D. student in Iowa State’s College of Business and co-founder and … Continue reading Students to process waste vegetable oil from ISU Dining to fuel CyRide bus

MSE collaboration highlighted during AAAS annual meeting

During the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science February 17-21, 2011, in Washington, D.C., Iowa State University was mentioned in a symposium describing the Materials Digital Library Pathway, a multi-university collaboration for materials students, teachers, and researchers. The collaboration is designed to offer resources that can connect materials research and … Continue reading MSE collaboration highlighted during AAAS annual meeting

Iowa State leaders ask governor, legislators for state support for ABE Complex

On February 18, 2011, Gov. Terry Branstad and Rep. Dave Deyoe of Nevada and Rep. Annette Sweeney of Alden visited campus to tour of Davidson Hall, current home of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). President Gregory Geoffroy – along with deans Wendy Wintersteen of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and … Continue reading Iowa State leaders ask governor, legislators for state support for ABE Complex