Iowa View: Let’s not abandon nuclear power

Carolyn Heising, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State, has recently written an opinion article for the Des Moines Register. Her article focused on supporting nuclear energy as a more efficient alternative for energy. Heising highlights the advantages of nuclear reactors and touches on why other sources will not meet the demands … Continue reading Iowa View: Let’s not abandon nuclear power

Civil engineering senior builds civic skills as Relay for Life sponsor chief

Civil engineering senior Tim Sheets aims to broaden people’s perspectives of cancer. In 2006, his close high school friend died from leukemia, which instantly sparked his interest in American Cancer Society’s major fundraiser, Relay for Life. This eventually led the West Des Moines native to become the sponsorship coordinator for this year’s Relay for Life … Continue reading Civil engineering senior builds civic skills as Relay for Life sponsor chief

Chloe Dedic

ME student to be honored with Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

On February 24, 2012, Chloe Dedic, a senior in mechanical engineering, will be presented with the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award during the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s board of director’s luncheon. Dedic is among five seniors who will receive the honor. Established in 1968, the award recognizes outstanding seniors who display high character, … Continue reading ME student to be honored with Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

The noble story of a laureate

Since October 5, 2011, when the announcement of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was made, the story of Dan Shechtman has been shared worldwide as an example of determination, courage, and fortitude. Shechtman—an Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering, a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and the Philip Tobias … Continue reading The noble story of a laureate

Iowa Concrete Paving Association awards $8K in CCEE scholarships

Four students from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) recently earned scholarships at the 48th Annual Iowa Concrete Paving Association (ICPA) Workshop. Construction engineering sophomore Justin Menke, environmental engineering PhD candidate Joel Sikkema, civil engineering senior Caitlin Weber and civil engineering senior Jacob Weiss were honored at the ICPA Workshop awards, held … Continue reading Iowa Concrete Paving Association awards $8K in CCEE scholarships

Danny Shechtman

Nobel winner Shechtman talks about the experience

Returning to Iowa State’s campus on February 14, Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman shared the whirlwind  experience of receiving the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. College of Engineering video RadioIowa article Des Moines Register article WOI story Ames Tribune article Ames Patch article Iowa State Daily article

Klaiber, Hoover earn inaugural ISUAA Faculty Inspiration Awards

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. F. Wayne Klaiber and late Professor Emeritus James M. Hoover were recently named recipients of the inaugural Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) Faculty/Staff Inspiration Awards. Former students nominated them for their significant influence on students’ lives while at Iowa State. Ben Biller (B.S. CE ‘81, M.S. CE ’82), … Continue reading Klaiber, Hoover earn inaugural ISUAA Faculty Inspiration Awards

Rare Earths: Push to rebuild depleted U.S. workforce begins in the classroom

By Manuel Quinones, Environment & Energy Publishing reporter Originally appeared on Greenwire: Monday, February 13, 2012 A jump-start for the U.S. rare earth elements industry starts with a three-credit course at Iowa State University. Professor Vitalij Pecharsky’s class is aimed at developing a workforce to help strengthen U.S. production of rare-earth elements crucial to modern energy, transportation and … Continue reading Rare Earths: Push to rebuild depleted U.S. workforce begins in the classroom

ISU professor takes on threat of espionage via hacked smartphones

By Hannah Furfaro Staff Writer Ames Tribune In his office on the Iowa State University campus Thursday, professor Suraj “Suresh” Kothari didn’t hesitate to talk about the realities of cyber warfare. It’s not exactly dinner-table conversation, but cyber insecurity is bearing down on everyone from company CEOs to generals at U.S. military bases overseas. Recent … Continue reading ISU professor takes on threat of espionage via hacked smartphones

IPAT wins Department of Energy contest

Iowa Power Atomization Technologies (IPAT), a startup company based in Nevada, Iowa, was selected as a winner for the Department of Energy’s Next Top Energy Innovator competition. The company, run by materials science and engineering graduates and postdoc research associates Joel Rieken and Andy Heidloff, was among three companies announced as winners after a public vote and expert review of … Continue reading IPAT wins Department of Energy contest