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

Cake Engineering

Mary Burroughs is a senior civil engineering student with a passion for design that has led her to create her own custom cake business, Cake Engineering. Inspired to attend a fondant-making class offered by a local Michaels Stores her senior year of high school, she made herself a graduation cake much like those made on … Continue reading Cake Engineering

Cake Engineering

Civil engineering senior Mary Burroughs combines strategic planning, problem solving, and her own artistic flair in her hobby-turned-business called Cake Engineering. It started during her senior year of high school when Burroughs decided to make herself a cake. But, she didn’t want it to be just any cake. Inspired by Food Network reality TV shows … Continue reading Cake Engineering

Student receives DBIA Student Leadership Award

At the 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) honored two people from Iowa State University.  Douglas D. Gransberg, professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering (CCEE), received the Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award, and Krista Morris, senior in CCEE, was honored with the Student Leadership Award. Morris, president of Iowa State’s … Continue reading Student receives DBIA Student Leadership Award