Engineering students to compete at BattleBots competition this weekend

After making it to the quarterfinals in last year’s RoboGames with their very first competition robot, the Iowa State Robotics Club’s BattleBots team worked even harder this year to improve the performance of their robots at the 2011 RoboGames’ Combat Robot competition in San Francisco, Calif., April 15-17. This year, the BattleBots team is taking … Continue reading Engineering students to compete at BattleBots competition this weekend

NSF Director Subra Suresh

NSF director wraps up campus visit (updated)

Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation, delivered the inaugural Vlasta Klima Balloun Lecture on Friday, then crossed campus to receive the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Suresh, who earned his MS in mechanical engineering from Iowa State, met with the media Thursday before holding a series of roundtable meetings with industry representatives and leaders … Continue reading NSF director wraps up campus visit (updated)

Sri Sritharan

Sritharan offers earthquake building design expertise in panel discussion

Sri Sritharan, the Wilson Engineering Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, was a panelist for a Science Center of Iowa Cafe Scientifique discussing the recent crisis in Japan. He focused his presentation on earthquake building design. The panel included Iowa scientists and emergency response specialists and covered the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters. The … Continue reading Sritharan offers earthquake building design expertise in panel discussion

Flying Monkeys

Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards

The award-winning Iowa FIRST LEGO League team the Flying Monkeys recently gave a presentation at the Prometheus Awards about their BOB-1 hand device. The Prometheus Awards are Iowa’s largest and most prestigious awards devoted to promoting and celebrating the innovation and high-tech excellence in Iowa. The Flying Monkeys presented to an audience of more than … Continue reading Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards

Engineers among undergraduates to showcase their research and creative expression (Updated)

More than 100 Iowa State University undergraduate students will share 87 research projects during the university’s fifth annual “Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression.” The symposium will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Memorial Union on the ISU campus. The event is free and open to the public. Topics range … Continue reading Engineers among undergraduates to showcase their research and creative expression (Updated)

Engineering students win Student Activities Center awards

Veishea 2011 and the Student Activities Center had a recognition ceremony Tuesday to honor Iowa State’s outstanding leaders, faculty, and organizations. Winners associated with the College of Engineering include Brian Capesius, senior in mechanical engineering, a student leader recognized for hard work Katherine Ament, graduate in materials science and engineering, recognized with the Outstanding Student … Continue reading Engineering students win Student Activities Center awards

Engineering students hold outreach event

Iowa State engineering students introduced shoppers to the world of engineering Saturday at North Grand Mall, conducting experiments and explaining the processes. The College of Engineering holds its outreach event at North Grand Mall every year. This year’s objective was to provide the public with a fun look at science, with 15 clubs participating. Activities included making homemade … Continue reading Engineering students hold outreach event

ME student is 2011 Goldwater Scholar

Two Iowa State University students have been named Goldwater Scholars and a third student received an honorable mention in the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship award in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholars are Chloe Dedic, a mechanical engineering major from Mason City, and Nathaniel Looker, a global resource systems and agronomy major from … Continue reading ME student is 2011 Goldwater Scholar

Hear Astronaut Clayton Anderson talk about his experiences in space

An Iowa Stater talks about his life in space Clayton Anderson, who earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1983, joked during a recent WOI Radio interview about the ease of flying to work aboard the International Space Station. Anderson spent nearly five months aboard the station working as the Expedition … Continue reading Hear Astronaut Clayton Anderson talk about his experiences in space

Veishea is April 11-17

Iowa State University’s annual student-run Veishea celebration is ready to kick off 89 years of tradition with Cyclone family favorites and an extensive entertainment lineup. Highlights of the College of Engineering’s Veishea participation this year include – Dean Wickert will walk in the parade with the Freshmen Leaders in Engineering (FLiE) student organization’s float The College … Continue reading Veishea is April 11-17

Dr. Joe Schaefer, Senior Lecturer and formerly Professor and Chair of Physics at Loras College, receives the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for “Service Provided to the College as a Faculty Member” from Loras College.

Dr. Joe Schaefer, Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering and formerly Professor and Chair of Physics at Loras College, will receive the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for “Service Provided to the College as a Faculty Member” from Loras College. The Loras College National Alumni Board and the Alumni Relations Office of Loras College selected the recipients for awards … Continue reading Dr. Joe Schaefer, Senior Lecturer and formerly Professor and Chair of Physics at Loras College, receives the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for “Service Provided to the College as a Faculty Member” from Loras College.

ME students will compete at premier human-computer interaction conference

Two mechanical engineering students are among ten graduate students who will present their work in the Student Design Competition at the CHI (Computer Human Interaction) 2011 ACM (Association of Computing Machines) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Vancouver, British Columbia, the premier conference on human-computer interaction. Read the full story.

Harding’s lecture on the Fukushima nuclear power plant is online

On March 30, 2011, Margaret Harding, a member of Iowa State’s Engineering College Industrial Advisory Council, presented her lecture “Fukushima: Timeline, Facts, and Implications for Nuclear Power.” Click here to watch the lecture. Harding has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, spending many of those years as the vice president of engineering … Continue reading Harding’s lecture on the Fukushima nuclear power plant is online

Five CoE alumni named 2011 STATEment Makers

Wei Du (PhDAerE’10), Emily Kinser (BSPolS’04/MSMSE’05), Amit Pande (PhDCpE’10), Jodi Prosise (BSME’03), and Andrew Riha (BSCpE’05/MSCpE’08) have been named Iowa STATEment Makers. The honor recognizes the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of Iowa State University’s young alumni (graduates under 32 years of age). Read more about them and the other 2011 … Continue reading Five CoE alumni named 2011 STATEment Makers