Iowa State University researchers will join with University of California-Davis scientists to investigate alternative egg production systems to help improve animal welfare and other practices. Project leaders say the study will assess alternative housing systems for laying hens in Iowa, the leading state in US egg production, and in California, where a state law known …Continue reading “Iowa State to lead alternative hen-housing study”
Electrical engineering PhD candidate Yang Li has been selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award for his proposal “Design of a Non-Metallic, Low-Loss Metamaterial Planar Superlens at Microwave Frequency.” The award includes a $2,500 fellowship. Li’s proposal involves creating a planar lens for super-resolution imaging (a ‘superlens’) by three-dimensional arrays …Continue reading “ECpE student receives IEEE award”
The Transportation Student Association (TSA), Iowa State’s student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has been named Student Chapter of the Year for both Missouri Valley ITE (MOVITE) and its district organization, Midwestern District ITE. These competitive awards are offered annually to a student chapter whose annual report of activities is selected as the most outstanding …Continue reading “Transportation Student Association named Student Chapter of the Year”
CCEE graduate student Eirini Kastrouni was twice honored by the Missouri Valley chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE). Kastrouni won MOVITE’s 2011 Jan Kibbe Student Scholarship for study in traffic/transportation engineering, and she also received MOVITE’s Thomas J. Seburn Award. Read the full story.
Project Lead the Way is a program aimed at giving students a head start on a career in engineering. Now, two students in the program have been honored with an extraordinary opportunity to pursue their dreams. Sioux City’s Joe Chavez, senior from North High, and Noel Gonzalez, senior from East High, have each received full …Continue reading “PLTW helps two students receive full rides to Iowa State”
Every semester the Graduate College at Iowa State University rewards a select number of graduate students with Research Excellence Awards. The Department of Aerospace Engineering is proud to announce that graduate student Xin Huang has received this award for spring of 2011. According to the Research Excellence Award Guidelines, the purpose “is to recognize graduate …Continue reading “Xin Huang Receives Research Excellence Award”
The Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) is helping to make the roads safer with the “MiniCym,” a quarter-cab driver simulator. “This is a tool that will help us explore new areas of researched related to road safety and human factors,” said Shashi Nambisan, professor of civil, construction …Continue reading “Portable simulator helps to create safer driving experience”
Fourth grade students in Marilyn Lamb’s class at Lost Creek Elementary School learned some important lessons Monday couched in a format that was guaranteed to be fun. Lamb’s daughter Megan Lamb, a materials science and engineering graduate student at Iowa State University, was back to her elementary alma mater to share her love of engineering, …Continue reading “MSE grad student shares engineering skills”
Many Iowa State students know the New Hampshire-based company FIRST from their annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition, but one Iowa State alumnus has been working with the company and says there is more to FIRST than playing with building blocks. Nick Skripsky (BSME’08) is the resources coordinator of the FIRST Place center and has …Continue reading “Skripsky building career with FIRST”
The saying “like father, like son” for the Berbano family of Ames means a double graduation from Iowa State University this weekend, with father Orville Berbano earning a master’s degree in business and son Seth receiving his bachelor’s degree in materials engineering. The Berbanos were among the estimated 3,367 students who were awarded degrees from …Continue reading “Father, son both celebrate graduation from Iowa State University”
Prototypes of the biofuels refinery of the future sit in a 19,000-square-foot complex on the Iowa State Research Farm west of Ames. Two experimental plants, whose network of pipes and containers looks to the lay person like a microbrewery on steroids, produce oil from biomass such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus, wood chips and algae.