Sue McLaughlin

College accepts budget proposal submitted by McLaughlin

Event coordinator for aerospace engineering Susan McLaughlin has devised a plan that will save the College of Engineering thousands of dollars. McLaughlin began looking at the money the college was spending to rent tables and chairs for events after she received an e-mail Dean Jonathan Wickert sent college-wide requesting input on a new budget plan. … Continue reading College accepts budget proposal submitted by McLaughlin

Researchers tracking performance of ISU Solar Decathlon House

When Iowa State University participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon competition, the plan was to eventually monitor the long-term performance of the solar-powered Interlock House, which was designed and constructed by students. The Interlock House has been reassembled at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Honey Creek Resort State Park for … Continue reading Researchers tracking performance of ISU Solar Decathlon House

Janis Terpenny

Terpenny will lead industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State

The College of Engineering has selected Dr. Janis Terpenny to chair the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE).  She will also be the inaugural holder of the Joseph Walkup Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Terpenny is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Engineering Education … Continue reading Terpenny will lead industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State

Computer engineering student holds executive position in a national organization

Students at Iowa State quickly realize participating in the more than 700 student clubs and organizations at the university offers a chance to learn new things and meet new people. One engineering undergraduate is helping students across the globe gain similar experiences. Rick Hanton, senior in computer engineering, is the chair of the U.S. chapter … Continue reading Computer engineering student holds executive position in a national organization

Hanton holds executive position in a national organization

Students at Iowa State quickly realize participating in the more than 700 student clubs and organizations at the university offers a chance to learn new things and meet new people. One engineering undergraduate is helping students across the globe gain similar experiences. Rick Hanton, senior in computer engineering, is the chair of the U.S. chapter … Continue reading Hanton holds executive position in a national organization

Former student gets global engineering perspective

Anna Claussen traveled more during college than many people do in their entire lives. Claussen, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in civil, construction, and environmental engineering (CCEE) and Spanish, is using these experiences to gain an international outlook on engineering. She first traveled abroad during her sophomore year at Iowa State for a … Continue reading Former student gets global engineering perspective

Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team optimistic about off-road racer

Chase Schuette prepared a gear shaft for another dose of heat treatment. Justin Upah attached plastic body panels to the metal chassis tubes. And Eric Schluttner huddled over a 10-horsepower, Briggs & Stratton engine, preparing to finish and attach a safety cover for the belt that connects the engine to the transmission. It was another … Continue reading Iowa State’s Baja SAE Team optimistic about off-road racer

Teams of scientists looking for lessons in storm’s aftermath

A devoted cadre of scientists bent on untangling information and explanations from the debris has toured Joplin, hoping to learn some lessons from the rubble about surviving tornadoes such as the one that hit May 22. Three researchers from Iowa — Bill Gallus, Partha Sarkar and Chris Karstens — focus on structural damage. They want … Continue reading Teams of scientists looking for lessons in storm’s aftermath

Meteorologist looks for clues in tornado’s aftermath

When Bill Gallus Jr. was 12, the budding weather junkie witnessed the 1977 Johnstown flood and its aftermath — a community rebuilding following a deadly natural disaster. Now an accomplished meteorologist and a professor at Iowa State University, Gallus spent last week in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., studying the effects of 200-mph winds on homes and … Continue reading Meteorologist looks for clues in tornado’s aftermath