Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day

Farmers from all over gathered at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm on Thursday, August 25, to participate in a field day hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, ISU Research and Demonstration Farms, and ISU Extension. The field day was focused on educating farmers on strip-tillage and demonstrating precision agriculture technology, a system … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day

Iowa companies join to make ISU video board lift a success

You thought it was tough to mount your big-screen TV on the wall? You should see what it took to install the new video display at Jack Trice Stadium. Fans at Saturday’s Iowa State-Northern Iowa game will see the new video board, which will include a 80-foot-by-36-foot high-definition video screen and speaker system. Daktronics of … Continue reading Iowa companies join to make ISU video board lift a success

Howe holds lecture in atrium

Students of Aerospace Engineering 160 may have noticed they aren’t attending a traditional lecture. This fall, rather than cramming into a classroom or piling into a lecture hall, these soon-to-be engineers are taking a course at Howe Hall in the atrium. “We wanted to do something very different,” said Richard Wlezien, professor and chairman of the department … Continue reading Howe holds lecture in atrium

Aluru selected for Biotechnology Council

Srinivas Aluru, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Byron Brehm-Stecher, associate professor of food science and human nutrition; Michael Cho, associate professor of biomedical sciences; and Erik Vollbrecht, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, have been selected to serve three-year terms on Iowa State University’s Biotechnology Council. The council makes recommendations to the … Continue reading Aluru selected for Biotechnology Council

Iowa State alumnus named Medtronic Fellow

Medtronic, one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers, has appointed Iowa State alumnus Charles Sidebottom (BSEE’68) a technical fellow. The appointment acknowledges his 31 years of leadership and exemplary contributions to the company. Medtronic established the Technical Fellow Program to recognize top technical employees who are distinguished in their field. Of the approximately 40,000 … Continue reading Iowa State alumnus named Medtronic Fellow

A promising year

A university campus is a great place to be in the fall, and that certainly is the case at Iowa State. Ames has been bustling with activity the past two weeks with the presidential candidate debate, the Straw Poll, and the arrival of students at the start of the academic year. Summer proved to be … Continue reading A promising year

CoE’s Hanneman offers insight into engineering career trends

Career services director Larry Hanneman discusses how jobs in engineering industries are making a comeback after the 2008 recession and the challenges employers face with impending retirement of the baby boomer generation in the Business 380 Magazine article “Companies get creative to overcome engineer shortage.”

Girls Only Camp

Girls Only Camp explores engineering

Girls Only Camp took place August 3 and offered girls ages 8-14 the opportunity to explore different aspects of engineering. Participants attended short sessions about electrical engineering, alternative energy, business and manufacturing, robotics, and DNA. Female undergraduate students helped lead the lessons and gave participants the opportunity to ask questions about studying engineering and what … Continue reading Girls Only Camp explores engineering


Engineers construct music

Engineers who want to interact with music can now do so in a modern way. Iowa State’s music technology minor mixes music with computer science, physics, and engineering to give students a chance to work with professional music software, as well as create software and interfaces of their own. Whether engineers want to work in … Continue reading Engineers construct music

Engineers construct music

Engineers hoping to interact with music at Iowa State don’t have to do so in the traditional sense. They don’t have to play a musical instrument, compose pages of sheet music, or understand the traditional theories behind composition. Instead, they can explore the newest innovations in the field through a music technology minor. Christopher Hopkins, … Continue reading Engineers construct music