Brown discovers NAS report is based off Iowa State research

When Robert Brown was perusing the early October publication of the National Academies of Sciences’ report on U.S. biofuels policy, his attention was drawn to its economic analysis. As he read on, Brown realized that this part of the report was heavily influenced by studies performed at Iowa State. “I was surprised to discover that … Continue reading Brown discovers NAS report is based off Iowa State research

Young entrepreneurs turn $40 investment into business success

Written by ANDREW POTTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS MARSHALLTOWN, IA. — They each chipped in $20, and their new business was formed. Now, several months later, Tyler Richard (sophomore in computer engineering at Iowa State University) and Josh Weuve have had more than $100,000 in sales for their Marshalltown-based company, Cryogen Computer Design, which sets up virtual reality systems for … Continue reading Young entrepreneurs turn $40 investment into business success

Christianson featured in Diversity/Careers magazine

Laura Christianson, graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, discusses the opportunities as an agricultural engineer in the Winter 2011/Spring 2012 Minority College issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology. In the article, she talks about her research to help remove nitrates from agricultural drainage which in turn improves water conditions. The full story is available … Continue reading Christianson featured in Diversity/Careers magazine

ME senior honored with 2011 Women of Innovation award

Chloe Dedic, a senior in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, was recognized with the Collegiate Innovation and Leadership award by the Technology Association of Iowa. The awards ceremony was held November 17, 2011. Dedic is among nine who were honored during the event. Read the full story.

Jahren receives ASCE publications award

The Board Publications Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) selected W.A. Klinger Teaching Associate Professor Charles Jahren for the 2011 Richard R. Torrens Award. The annual award honors a distinguished volunteer editor for the ASCE, like Jahren, for his outstanding contributions to the ASCE publications program. Jahren is volunteer chair of the … Continue reading Jahren receives ASCE publications award

Iowa State AGC named U.S.’s most outstanding student chapter

Completing more than 4,400 hours of community service during the 2010-11 academic year, the Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapter was awarded first place in the 2011 AGC of America Outstanding Student Chapter Contest. The group submitted their 2011 spring break community service projects that earned them the $1,500 first place prize … Continue reading Iowa State AGC named U.S.’s most outstanding student chapter

The vast opportunities of an engineer

Finding success in the energy industry and now pursuing a career in the audio industry, David Slump’s determined attitude and need for constant challenge demonstrates that engineers can find opportunities in non-traditional places. Growing up outside Chicago, Slump knew he wanted to attend a university that offered a hands-on engineering experience. Iowa State offered him … Continue reading The vast opportunities of an engineer

Social and professional networking skills emphasized in engineering programs

Iowa State’s Leadership Certificate in Engineering was included in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article as an example of  how engineering schools are adding business skills to their curriculum. The article highlights 3M’s contributions to the Iowa State program, emphasizing the value organizations are placing on skills such as leadership, communication, and professional networking. Read the full … Continue reading Social and professional networking skills emphasized in engineering programs

Eirini Kastrouni selected for IRF Road Scholar Program

Eirini Kastrouni, a second-year graduate student in civil, construction, and environmental engineering, has been selected to participate as an Executive Fellow in the January 2012 International Road Federation (IRF) Road Scholar Program in Washington, D.C. The 10-day program will overlap and be held in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board annual meeting. This is the … Continue reading Eirini Kastrouni selected for IRF Road Scholar Program

Iowa State engineers establish national panel to advance a carbon negative economy

A national panel led by Iowa State University engineers is launching an effort to research and develop technologies that capture, use and sequester carbon while enhancing food production, ecosystems, economic development and national security. The 33-member National Panel for a Carbon Negative Economy recently met for the first time in Chicago. Participants represented universities, companies, federal agencies … Continue reading Iowa State engineers establish national panel to advance a carbon negative economy