Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers invent new tool to study single biological molecules

By blending optical and atomic force microscope technologies, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have found a way to complete 3-D measurements of single biological molecules with unprecedented accuracy and precision. Read the story about ECpE courtesy professor Sanjeevi Sivasankar and Ph.D. student Chi-Fu Yen’s research from Iowa State News Service.

MyState app offers improved functionality for ISU students

The Iowa State Daily takes a look at MyState – the app recently released for students to help them navigate Iowa State’s campus. It features a variety of tools, including access to news, events, laundry information, CyRide routes, and computer lab schedules. MyState is powered by the the College of Engineering in partnership with the Government of the Student … Continue reading MyState app offers improved functionality for ISU students

Building on success

As I began preparing for when I would take the College of Engineering’s reins from Jonathan Wickert, who is now the senior vice president and provost at Iowa State, I knew the college was in great shape. Each day on the job of interim dean, I realize just how true this is. Our research funding … Continue reading Building on success

IMSE alum heads Iowa Regional Arts Council

The board of directors of Bravo Greater Des Moines, the Region’s Art Council, has elected IMSE alum Sharon Krause to be its new president for a one-year term. Full release from Bravo Greater Des Moines

Iowa State introduces new engineering management graduate program

A new master’s program in engineering management will soon be offered at Iowa State. The master’s degree, which was recently approved by the Iowa Board of Regents, consists of 30 credits, split evenly between courses from the College of Engineering and the College of Business. “Creating the program was initially motivated by our engineering alumni … Continue reading Iowa State introduces new engineering management graduate program

ME student interns at ConAgra Foods

For years, educators and employers have been fervently promoting the importance of gaining experience through internships and co-ops as part of a well-rounded education. Mechanical engineering senior Robert Hanson has learned first hand from two internships how valuable experiential learning really is. Although each was a diverse experience, both were equally influential to his future. … Continue reading ME student interns at ConAgra Foods

An eye-opening experience

For years, educators and employers have been fervently promoting the importance of gaining experience through internships and co-ops as part of a well-rounded education. Mechanical engineering senior Robert Hanson has learned first hand from two internships how valuable experiential learning really is. Although each was a diverse experience, both were equally influential to his future. … Continue reading An eye-opening experience

New AerE hire wins prestigious award

Christina Bloebaum, who will be joining the aerospace engineering department this fall, has recently received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award for 2012 (AIAA MDO Award). The award was established in 1993 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the development and application of techniques in multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) … Continue reading New AerE hire wins prestigious award

Iowa State research team awarded Global Award for Applied Research

A team of researchers at Iowa State University, led by Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor Hans van Leeuwen, has been awarded the Global Award for Applied Research in the 2012 International Water Association Global Project Innovation Awards (PIA). Their winning project is described as “Water reclamation from ethanol production leftovers with animal feed production using a … Continue reading Iowa State research team awarded Global Award for Applied Research

Iowa State researchers feed pigs, chickens high-protein fungus grown on ethanol leftovers

Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens. In separate feeding trials, nursery pigs and chickens have eaten high-protein fungi that Hans van Leeuwen and other Iowa State University researchers have produced in a pilot plant that converts ethanol leftovers into … Continue reading Iowa State researchers feed pigs, chickens high-protein fungus grown on ethanol leftovers