Heindel Named Leader of Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization Platform

Ted Heindel has been appointed leader of the energy utilization portion of a project aimed at building Iowa’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Heindel, interim chair of the mechanical engineering department at Iowa State University and Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, will become one of four co-leaders of Iowa’s $20 million National … Continue reading Heindel Named Leader of Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization Platform

Chem-E grad earns prestigious NSF graduate fellowship

To extend the success of his superb Iowa State undergraduate career, 2011 chemical and biological engineering (CBE) graduate Elliot Combs received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. He will use the award for his Ph.D. studies at the University of Minnesota. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship provides Combs three years of support, which … Continue reading Chem-E grad earns prestigious NSF graduate fellowship

CCEE honors students, faculty, industry at spring banquets

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) celebrated its students, faculty, alumni and industry partners at civil engineering and construction engineering banquets this month. CCEE has had a banner academic year. On April 12, Chi Epsilon and the civil engineering program honored eight students and two faculty members. Assistant Professor Jeramy Ashlock earned … Continue reading CCEE honors students, faculty, industry at spring banquets

Chem-E labs will receive enhancements from CoE undergrad initiative

Undergraduates in the Iowa State chemical engineering program will soon benefit from lab enhancements, thanks to a $183,000 grant award from the College of Engineering’s continuous improvement initiative for undergraduate education. The team of University Professor Charles Glatz, Professor Emeritus Ken Jolls and Senior Lecturer Stephanie Loveland proposed and will carry out a successful grant … Continue reading Chem-E labs will receive enhancements from CoE undergrad initiative

Sigma Gamma Tau recognizes Aerospace Engineering senior with distinguished student award

The Sigma Gamma Tau organization has honored Kyle Willis, Aerospace Engineering Senior, with this semester’s Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award. Kyle Willis is a senior in Aerospace Engineering, who came to Iowa State from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Kyle has been a part of many organizations since coming to Iowa State in 2008. He is heavily involved … Continue reading Sigma Gamma Tau recognizes Aerospace Engineering senior with distinguished student award

Jahren gets CoE grant to develop hybrid learning

Engineering courses could take on a new form thanks to a $267,000 portion of College of Engineering’s continuous improvement initiative for undergraduate education. With record enrollment and imminent enrollment increases, educators must find creative ways to teach within the college infrastructure. Construction engineering Associate Professor Chuck Jahren was recently awarded a grant of $267,000 for … Continue reading Jahren gets CoE grant to develop hybrid learning

CoE grant enhances geotechnical engineering education in high enrollment lab courses

Civil engineering students in the CE 360 course (Geotechnical Engineering) can now develop geotechnical engineering skills better thanks to a $66,000 grant from College of Engineering’s continuous improvement initiative for undergraduate education. The grant allows CCEE to purchase two soil testing systems, which will provide students more efficient practice with increasing enrollment in the course. … Continue reading CoE grant enhances geotechnical engineering education in high enrollment lab courses

Iowa State engineers load new Iowa Falls bridge with damage-detection gauges

Iowa State University engineers are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to develop and test a comprehensive monitoring system on the new bridge near downtown Iowa Falls. The system will take continuous, real-time measurements of corrosion, strain, surface conditions, moisture within the bridge’s steel arch and structure movements over time. Brent Phares, interim director … Continue reading Iowa State engineers load new Iowa Falls bridge with damage-detection gauges

Iowa State University’s virtual reality lab greets visionary who set stage for cutting-edge research

Written by Marco Santana Appeared originally in the Des Moines Register. When students and visitors walk into Iowa State University’s Howe Hall, they are greeted with a towering, almost futuristic-looking fixture. Inside, some of the world’s most sophisticated virtual reality software is on the cutting edge of research projects for high-profile customers like the U.S. … Continue reading Iowa State University’s virtual reality lab greets visionary who set stage for cutting-edge research

Chloe Dedic

CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for spring 2012 commencement

Chloe Dedic, senior in mechanical engineering will serve as the College of Engineering’s student marshal for the spring 2012 commencement ceremony held May 5. She will be accompanied by Terry Meyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Read more about Dedic’s career, including her experience with research, success in and out of the classroom, and honors … Continue reading CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for spring 2012 commencement

Engineering invests $2.2m in undergraduate program

Thirteen new educational projects are underway in the Iowa State College of Engineering as part of a continuous improvement initiative for undergraduate education. “With our record enrollment, we recognize we need to invest in our classes and laboratories,” said engineering dean Jonathan Wickert. “We asked our faculty and staff in each department to think about … Continue reading Engineering invests $2.2m in undergraduate program