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

Iowa State professor publishes two papers in highly ranked journals

Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, has published two papers in highly ranked journals on his theory of virtual melting phenomenon, which describes short-term melting of materials followed by immediate recrystallization. Levitas and Ramon Ravelo, a collaborator from Los Alamos National Laboratory, were published in … Continue reading Iowa State professor publishes two papers in highly ranked journals

Pandey advancing bio-microfluidics

“Plant disease is not a field that is well-studied, particularly among engineers,” Santosh Pandey says. “There’s this whole mystery with what goes on with the roots.” Pandey, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is studying the impact of pathogens on plant roots. He also has a courtesy appointment in … Continue reading Pandey advancing bio-microfluidics

Iowa State University Workshops to Promote Development of Biopolymers, Biocomposites and Plastics

AMES, Iowa — This month Iowa State University hosts three workshops to bring together researchers and companies in the plastics and bioplastics industry. “The workshops focused on bioplastics will have speakers and attendees from around the world, putting ISU in the global spotlight of bioplastics research,” said David Grewell, chair of Iowa State’s Biopolymers and … Continue reading Iowa State University Workshops to Promote Development of Biopolymers, Biocomposites and Plastics

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

AMES, Iowa – 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. Existing technologies allow researchers to measure single molecules on the x and y axes of a 2-D plane. The new … Continue reading Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers invent new tool to study single biological molecules