Steve Mickelson

Iowa State professor to head agricultural and biosystems engineering department

Steve Mickelson, professor in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), will become the next chair of the department effective Aug. 1. He will also be the inaugural recipient of the Charles R. and Jane F. Olsen Professorship in Engineering. The gift was recently made possible through the generosity of Charles and … Continue reading Iowa State professor to head agricultural and biosystems engineering department

Bouton is Battelle’s Inventor of the Year

Chad Bouton recently received Battelle’s inventor of the year award.  Bouton graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and his MS in Aerospace Engineering in 1996.  Read all about it in this link to his recent article, Bouton is Battelle’s Inventor of the Year.

Vik Dalal

Dalal receives IBM faculty award

The search for eco-friendly energy sources is a worldwide affair, and researchers are drawing closer to new innovations every day. Among this group of determined professionals is Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dalal, who is working to advance solar energy, recently received the 2011 IBM Faculty Award. He has … Continue reading Dalal receives IBM faculty award

Intelligent construction practices developed for roads also apply to levee construction

The same technologies that Iowa State University’s David J. White is developing to build better roads and foundations could also be used to build better river levees. White, the Waldo W. Wegner Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, leads the crew working with Iowa State’s Geotechnical Mobile Lab. In six years of operation, the lab has … Continue reading Intelligent construction practices developed for roads also apply to levee construction

ISU will be hosting the 2nd Annual High Altitude Balloon Conference – June 22-24

This year Iowa State University will be hosting the 2nd Annual High Altitude Balloon conference. The conference was held last year at Taylor University and has started to gain momentum as a conference dedicated to bringing experts in high altitude research and education together. “ISU has a long history in high altitude ballooning with their … Continue reading ISU will be hosting the 2nd Annual High Altitude Balloon Conference – June 22-24

ME Welcomes New Faculty Members

The following faculty members have joined the Mechanical Engineering Department: Associate Professor, with tenure Daniel Attinger – Daniel comes to us from Columbia University where he is studying multiphase microfluidics. He is addressing problems in self-assembly during evaporation and blood spatter analysis, to name a few. He will officially start in August. Assistant Professor, tenure-track … Continue reading ME Welcomes New Faculty Members

Iowa State hybrid lab combines technologies to make biorenewable fuels and products

AMES, Iowa – Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory. Some of the tubes looked like they were holding very weak coffee. That meant microorganisms – in this case, Shewanella bacteria – were growing and biochemically converting sugars into hydrocarbons, said Jarboe, an Iowa State assistant professor … Continue reading Iowa State hybrid lab combines technologies to make biorenewable fuels and products

Iowa State hybrid lab combines technologies to make biorenewable fuels and products

Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory. Some of the tubes looked like they were holding very weak coffee. That meant microorganisms – in this case, Shewanella bacteria – were growing and biochemically converting sugars into hydrocarbons, said Jarboe, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemical and … Continue reading Iowa State hybrid lab combines technologies to make biorenewable fuels and products

CoE receives 2011 SSTFI Volunteerism Traveling Trophy

A new trophy found its way into Marston Hall to recognize the college’s outstanding effort in recruiting the most volunteers for this year’s State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI). Jay Staker, chairman of the board of SSTFI, delivered the SSTFI Volunteerism Traveling Trophy to an enthused Camille Sloan Schroeder. Schroeder, director of engineering … Continue reading CoE receives 2011 SSTFI Volunteerism Traveling Trophy

IT-Olympics challenges high school students to test cyber security

Iowa high school students traveled from all across the state to participate in the 2011 IT Olympics. Over 300 students spent two days in Hilton Coliseum on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. The IT-Olympics have been held at Iowa State University for the past four years to showcase skills high school students learn … Continue reading IT-Olympics challenges high school students to test cyber security