After working in a collaborative environment for 13 years, new industrial manufacturing and systems engineering (IMSE) faculty member Michael Dorneich is looking forward to sharing his expertise with Iowa State students and colleagues. Dorneich attended college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his bachelor’s in 1990 and master’s in 1995, both …Continue reading “Dorneich brings industry experience to IMSE department”
This post is the first in a series of guest blog posts that will appear in the Dean’s Blog over the next year. The author is Travis Ballstadt, digital media coordinator for the Iowa State University College of Engineering They say you should never assume, but I’m going to make an assumption. I’m going to …Continue reading “Sharing is caring”
Systems engineer Paul Componation joined Iowa State’s industrial manufacturing and systems engineering faculty this fall with plans to use his 15 years of academic experience to help grow several engineering graduate programs. Growing up in West Virginia, Componation spent his teen years building and fixing various things at home with his family. So it wasn’t …Continue reading “Graduate programs excite new IMSE faculty member”
A team from industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University has secured a partnership in a research project aimed at streamlining the design and manufacture of U.S. Department of Defense equipment, including vehicles, weapons, and other complex systems. The team, led by PI Matt Frank and Frank Peters, both associate professors in …Continue reading “Iowa State chosen as partner in $48 million DARPA project”
Need to learn Prezi, AutoCAD, BIM, MATLAB, ANSYS, or even the latest Microsoft Office programs? There’s now a student club for that. Civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) students can now enhance their software skills with the CCEE Software Exploration Club (CCEE SEC). Hongtao Dang, a MS structural engineering student, started the club this semester …Continue reading “New student club to enhance students’ engineering software skills”
As one of the first women to graduate Iowa State with an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering, Margaret Harding finds herself at the heart of the nuclear industry over 30 years later. Routinely receiving acclamation for her outstanding work, she continues to push forward in hopes of igniting a brighter future for the field. Finding …Continue reading “A true advocate for nuclear energy”
Bernardo del Campo, graduate research assistant in mechanical engineering, is studying biochar – a substance known for its ability to retain water and enrich soil fertility. He explains how the type of feedstock, process conditions, and peak temperatures the material is exposed to during pyrolysis influences the biochar’s properties and qualities in an Iowa State Daily article.
Kayla Soliday’s second tri ever was the recent Best Dam Triathlon, where she competed in the Olympic-length course to qualify for Collegiate Nationals later this year. By coincidence, her first triathlon was at last year’s Collegiate Nationals. Kayla competes as part of the Iowa State University Triathlon Club. This is her second year with the …Continue reading “For Kayla, lots of good the second time”
by Thane Himes Subhadarshi Sarkar, grad student in electrical engineering, was awarded first prize at the 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting Student Poster Contest in July for his presentation on optimal renewable energy. Sarkar presented his poster to judges, professors, students, and professionals at the general meeting. The next day, he found out that he …Continue reading “ECpE grad student wins IEEE poster contest”
Inter-disciplinary approach trains students for wind energy careers As part of the Wind Energy Initiative, Iowa State University has launched an inter-disciplinary minor designed to prepare its students for a career in one of the most rapidly growing technology sectors, wind energy. A collaboration among of the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College …Continue reading “Iowa State launches wind energy minor”
Chloe Dedic, graduate student in mechanical engineering, talks about how mentoring through the Honors Program helped shape her current academic and research interests in an Iowa State Daily article.