Tim Becker

Iowa State graduate student receives national recognition

Iowa State University graduate student Timothy Becker has received national recognition from the Society of Professional Engineers. Becker, who graduated from Iowa State in 1994 with a BS in construction engineering and returned 15 years later to pursue a PhD in civil, construction, and environmental engineering, was awarded the 2011 Professional Engineers in Construction George … Continue reading Iowa State graduate student receives national recognition

Students in HABET prepare to launch a high altitude balloon

AerE revamps undergrad design sequence

This summer, Iowa State’s aerospace engineering department will be fine-tuning a program that promises to offer more design experience for the department’s undergraduates. The new design sequence, called Make to Innovate, will allow students to receive elective credits for many extracurricular projects they are currently completing for fun. “We have so many students who are … Continue reading AerE revamps undergrad design sequence

Endowed professorship to honor retired CoE faculty member

Former students of Richard Handy, emeritus professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University, have come together to create a new endowed faculty position in honor of their mentor. The Richard L. Handy Professorship has been established in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State. Handy taught at Iowa State from … Continue reading Endowed professorship to honor retired CoE faculty member

Iowa State named 2010 Outstanding University

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently named Iowa State University a 2010 Outstanding University. The award is a credit to the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and Iowa State’s ACI student chapter. Student members, assisted by Associate Professor and Iowa State ACI student chapter adviser Kejin Wang, applied for the award, which is … Continue reading Iowa State named 2010 Outstanding University

Recent grad featured in Diversity/Careers magazine

In the Summer/Fall 2011 Minority College issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Pedro Ortiz-Toral discusses his graduate school experience at Iowa State. Ortiz-Toral completed his PhD in CBE this February. The full story is available beginning on page 22 of the digital edition of the magazine.

Student group takes on design-and-build of Cyclone jet

The College of Engineering is known for numerous accomplishments, but one team of students is taking on a project that literally aims for the sky: designing and building a 10-passenger business jet. Cyclone Business Jet (CBJ) is a student organization made up of more than 70 undergraduates who are primarily in engineering fields, along with … Continue reading Student group takes on design-and-build of Cyclone jet

Iowa State Power Pullers team hopes for revenge in upcoming competition

Last year, Iowa State University’s ¼ scale tractor pull team had its high hopes dashed when they finished much lower than expected in their annual competition. With this year’s entry, named Cy’s Revenge, the Iowa State Power Pullers are set to roar back to the top, where they believe they belong. “We need to go … Continue reading Iowa State Power Pullers team hopes for revenge in upcoming competition

Hans van Leeuwen

Iowa State engineer scales up process that could improve economics of ethanol production

Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team’s award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant. Now he knows the idea, which produces a new animal feed and cleans water that can be recycled back into ethanol production, works more efficiently in batches of up to 350 … Continue reading Iowa State engineer scales up process that could improve economics of ethanol production

College of Engineering supports Girl Scouts STEM education event

On April 30, 2011, more than 2,000 girls and adults gathered at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines for the Believe in Girls (BIG) event. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, BIG placed special emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, as well as arts, culture, and community service. As … Continue reading College of Engineering supports Girl Scouts STEM education event

A new base program of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium awarded to the Asteroid Deflection Research Center

On May 5, 2011, the Iowa Space Grant Consortium awarded Iowa State University’s Asteroid Deflection Research Center (ADRC) with a new base program. Under the direction of Dr. Bong Wie, the ADRC has been conducting research in the field of asteroid deflection since 2008. Dr. Wie’s proposal for the new base program competition was titled “Space Technology … Continue reading A new base program of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium awarded to the Asteroid Deflection Research Center