Students Helping Raise Awareness about Poverty

This week, student organization Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has hosted a Poverty Awareness Week. EWB, a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in 2008, focuses on creating a more stable and prosperous world. They focus mainly on providing necessities to people in need, such as clean water, power, sanitation, and more. The group also works on creating … Continue reading Students Helping Raise Awareness about Poverty

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

A shift in expectations

The Iowa State College of Engineering’s career services team is helping students gain a better understanding of the growing expectations employers have for engineering students. As the number of employers looking to hire engineers continues to rise, so do expectations of graduates, causing a shift in skills demand. This shift, which became evident just a … Continue reading A shift in expectations

A shift in expectations

The Iowa State College of Engineering’s career services team is helping students gain a better understanding of the growing expectations employers have for engineering students. As the number of employers looking to hire engineers continues to rise, so do expectations of graduates, causing a shift in skills demand. This shift, which became evident just a … Continue reading A shift in expectations

Hanton: Lack of STEM employees could hurt everyone

Rick Hanton, senior in computer engineering, wrote an opinion piece for the Iowa State Daily that discusses the decline of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. He says many graduates in STEM fields change roles from a more technical position to a more business related role. Hanton also notes several ways to … Continue reading Hanton: Lack of STEM employees could hurt everyone

CoE alum confident NASA will rebound from ‘limbo’

Iowa State grad Clayton Anderson says the United States will eventually put people on Mars. NASA will fight through its current budget- and politics-inspired malaise to continue space station missions and build toward a trip to Mars, a now-grounded Iowa State University-educated astronaut predicted Thursday. Astronaut Clayton Anderson, who spent five months on the International … Continue reading CoE alum confident NASA will rebound from ‘limbo’

Iowa State construction engineering sweeps ASC Region competition

Students from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering proved their scholarship as they won all four divisions of the 19th Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region IV Student Competition. This was the second time, the first in 2009, that Iowa State construction engineering student teams swept the competition. “Their accomplishments are truly … Continue reading Iowa State construction engineering sweeps ASC Region competition

Thai scholars choose Iowa State for environmental engineering research

Students and scholars Boonya Charnnok (pictured left) and Kanyarat Saritpongteeraka from Thailand have joined the Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering temporarily to work with Dr. Shihwu Sung, a professor in environmental engineering. Charnnok and Saritpongteeraka came to the United States September 1, both saying they chose Iowa State to complete … Continue reading Thai scholars choose Iowa State for environmental engineering research

It was a high-energy summer for Iowa State undergraduates at European physics lab

“I’m going to CERN,” John Hauptman told the undergraduates in his classical physics course, referring to the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the home of the Large Hadron Collider. He explained he needed students to help with some projects he’d finish there over the summer. “If anyone wants to come along, send an email.” Waidanz, then a … Continue reading It was a high-energy summer for Iowa State undergraduates at European physics lab