Students implement fruit dehydrator in rural Nicaragua

While most students were lounging in the sun and taking a rest on spring break, three agricultural engineering (AgE) seniors were busy working with local Nicaraguans to provide a fruit preservation method for their community. Kristine Gleason, Alyse Herr, and Nicole Stoll partnered with EOS International to travel to Nicaragua and design and test a … Continue reading Students implement fruit dehydrator in rural Nicaragua

FLiE float is first in Veishea parade

This year’s 2011 Veishea parade float created by Freshman Leaders in Engineering (FLiE) received 1st place in the non-traditional float category. See the list of parade winners. Check out more pictures of the float and other college Veishea events.

AGC completes 2,700 hours of service work over spring break

Students in construction engineering aren’t strangers to framing floors and walls, installing drywall, insulation, and siding, or constructing cabinets and fences. Since 2006, they have spent their spring breaks putting these skills to work for neighbors in need. From March 11 to March 19, 2011, 40 members of the Iowa State University Associated General Contractors … Continue reading AGC completes 2,700 hours of service work over spring break

Steel Bridge Team advances to national competition

Success is nothing new to the ISU Steel Bridge Team. After placing third at the Midwest North Conference Regionals in March, the team will advance to compete in the 2011 National Student Steel Bridge Competition in College Station, Texas. Read the full story.

ECpE student featured on Planetary Radio

Rick Hanton, the chair of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) USA, was recently featured on the Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio. He discussed what organization does and how other students can join them. Hanton is a senior in ECpE.

Roling named student marshal

Luke Roling, senior in chemical engineering, will be leading the engineering class as it enters Iowa State’s graduation commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2011, after being selected as this semester’s College of Engineering student marshal. His faculty escort will be Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Eric Cochran. Roling will be receiving degrees in … Continue reading Roling named student marshal

FIRST LEGO team coach wins volunteer award

On April 18, 2011, construction engineering alumnus Claire Bassett received an Outstanding College Volunteer award during the Story County Youth Volunteer Awards. One of her volunteer activities included being a coach for the Flying Monkeys, a local FIRST LEGO team who won the inaugural Global Innovation Award. The Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University … Continue reading FIRST LEGO team coach wins volunteer award

Engineering sales program brings industry perspective to students

Introducing engineering students to a less traditional career path, Iowa State’s program in technical sales quickly evolved from the industrial engineering department having two courses in the subject to an increasingly popular minor and strong student organization. The program in technical sales offers engineering students the opportunity to learn about sales techniques and strategies, as … Continue reading Engineering sales program brings industry perspective to students

AirPad receives gift from Rockwell Collins

AirPad, the Aerial Imaging Reconnaissance Program for Agricultural Development, will soon be able to reach a major milestone thanks to a significant gift from Rockwell Collins. The program is planning to design, build, and test an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for agricultural remote sensing in developing parts of the world. “We have started fabricating a concept model, and this … Continue reading AirPad receives gift from Rockwell Collins

Learn to run a biorefinery in a virtual control room developed by Iowa State researchers

David Grewell flipped on the augers that carry corn from a truck to a biorefinery. Then, with a few more clicks of his computer mouse, he turned on the pumps that send grain all the way through an ethanol plant, from storage to hammer mill to slurry tanks to jet cooker to liquefaction, fermentation, distillation, … Continue reading Learn to run a biorefinery in a virtual control room developed by Iowa State researchers

Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award

A prosthetic device created by a Girl Scout team from Ames and Gilbert―known as the “Flying Monkeys”―has earned the team the inaugural FIRST Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. The Flying Monkeys will receive up to $20,000 from the X PRIZE Foundation toward patenting their invention, called the BOB-1. The team submitted … Continue reading Local FIRST LEGO team wins Global Innovation Award