CoE course hosts nuclear energy group

Clean Energy America, a national speakers program designed to establish a dialogue with American citizens about the benefits of nuclear energy as a clean, reliable, and affordable source of energy, was on Iowa State’s campus Wednesday, October 19. Chuck Conlen, director of strategy, mergers, and acquisitions for DTE Energy, represented Clean Energy America during a … Continue reading CoE course hosts nuclear energy group

USDA awards Iowa State grant to develop biorenewable plant containers

Iowa State University has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop biorenewable and biodegradable containers for the specialty crop industry. The $1.9 million grant will be used to develop bioplastic containers as an alternative to petroleum-based pots. Bill Graves, professor of horticulture, will lead the research team that includes David … Continue reading USDA awards Iowa State grant to develop biorenewable plant containers

CoE student’s company wins Dream Big Grow Here

Go Topless Glassware, a company started by an ISU student, recently won the Dream Big Grow Here regional competition. Go Topless creates drinking glasses from recycled bottles. Cody Henke, senior in electrical engineering who founded the company along with Chris Perkins, acknowledges that it isn’t a new idea, but said their glasses are of higher quality than most. With … Continue reading CoE student’s company wins Dream Big Grow Here

Computer hackers take over Iowa State for competition

Hackers converged on Iowa State on Saturday for ISU’s annual Cyber Defense Competition that pitted ISU students against industry professionals in a game of virtual capture the flag. The CDC was made up of teams of ISU students who worked as defenders of cyber networks and fought malicious attacks from outside users. The situation was … Continue reading Computer hackers take over Iowa State for competition

Agricultural engineer grad secures job with master’s and internship experience

There are many things students can do to improve their resumes and find experience that will help them land their dream jobs. For engineering students, this is not any different. James Bosserd graduated from Iowa State in 2007 with a master’s degree in agricultural engineering. Bosserd was able to secure a full-time job at John … Continue reading Agricultural engineer grad secures job with master’s and internship experience

ECpE student’s company wins Dream Big Grow Here regional competition

Go Topless Glassware, a company started by Cody Henke, senior in electrical engineering, and Chris Perkins, recently won a $5,000 grant from the Dream Big Grow Here regional competition. Go Topless creates high-quality drinking glasses from recycled bottles through an almost entirely green process. Read the full story.

Teams compete in ISU’s Cyber Defense Competition

Over 130 Iowa State students worked in teams to build, secure, and defend networks against experienced computer security professionals acting as hackers at Iowa State University’s Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, October 15. The Iowa State University Information Assurance Center, in association with the Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) Laboratory, and the Information … Continue reading Teams compete in ISU’s Cyber Defense Competition

IMSE alum appointed head of global retail industry business unit of SAP

Lori Mitchell-Keller was appointed a  senior vice president and head of the Global Retail Industry Business Unit of SAP. SAP is a German software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. She will be working in Walldorf, Germany, at SAP headquarters. Mitchell-Keller received her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State. Read the … Continue reading IMSE alum appointed head of global retail industry business unit of SAP

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New Leadership Certificate in Engineering

In collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), the College of Engineering has created a new opportunity for engineering students: the Leadership Certificate in Engineering. The certificate is an engineering-focused track in the existing Leadership Certificate Program in LAS. The certificate was created in response to industry needs. “We are hearing from … Continue reading New Leadership Certificate in Engineering

Brown responds to National Academy of Sciences report

Robert C. Brown wrote a guest column for the Des Moines Register that was published Oct. 7 in response to a National Academy of Science report. According to Brown, the report concludes that advanced biofuels made from cellulosic biomass (crop residues, grasses, and wood chips) will not be economically feasible without heavy subsidies or high petroleum … Continue reading Brown responds to National Academy of Sciences report

CBE professor and chair awarded $4 million grant for nerve repair research

Surya Mallapragada, professor and chair of chemical and biological engineering, has received a research award from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for over $4 million. The award will support the project “Integrated Neuroprotective and Neuroregenerative Strategies,” which investigates nerve damage and brain injury recovery. Throughout the course of the research, she will … Continue reading CBE professor and chair awarded $4 million grant for nerve repair research

Engineering expert reflects on Steve Jobs’ contributions to computer engineering

Iowa State University was home to the first computer which was completed back in 1942. But professors there say it wasSteve Jobs’ vision many years later that turned the computer from a novelty into a product the general public found useful. “Apple has really had a major role in that evolution,” said Dr. Doug Jacobson, … Continue reading Engineering expert reflects on Steve Jobs’ contributions to computer engineering

MSE professor wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Foundation today announced Dan Shechtman of Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and Israel’s Technion has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  The foundation announced The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences picked Shechtman “for the discovery of quasicrystals.” That 1982 discovery of … Continue reading MSE professor wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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MSE professor wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  The Nobel Foundation today announced Dan Shechtman of Iowa State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and Israel’s Technion has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The foundation announced The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences picked Shechtman “for the discovery of quasicrystals.” That 1982 discovery … Continue reading MSE professor wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry