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Roohparvar named COO of Skyera

Iowa State University alumnus Frankie Roohparvar (BS CE ’84) has been named Skyera’s new Chief Operating Officer. Roohparvar has nearly 30 years of professional experience and has joined Skyera after 13 years at Micron, where he worked primarily with Flash memory and NAND development. “Having been involved with NAND from the early days of its …Continue reading “Roohparvar named COO of Skyera”

Dorneich participates in podcast about automation etiquette

Associate professor Michael Dorneich participated in a podcast about his research that was published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. His published paper is called “Considering Etiquette in the Design of an Adaptive System,” and was the topic of the podcast. In the interview, Dorneich and Christopher Miller talk about their research …Continue reading “Dorneich participates in podcast about automation etiquette”

They’re more than little plastic bricks

When I began doing FIRST LEGO League in 2001, lots of people commented that it must be fun to play with LEGO bricks and cute to watch kids play with toys for a job. There was much to be done to alter perceptions of K-12 STEM programming. (science, technology, engineering and math) Now, don’t get …Continue reading “They’re more than little plastic bricks”

ISU Material Advantage wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award for ninth year

After attending the national Materials Science and Technology Conference held in Pittsburgh from October 7 – 11, the  Iowa State Material Advantage (MA) chapter returned to Ames having received the Most Outstanding Chapter award. This is the ninth consecutive year the organization has earned this award, and MA members say it is a trend they will …Continue reading “ISU Material Advantage wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award for ninth year”

ASMEnews features ME alum Nathan Johnson

Dr. Nathan Johnson is a National Science Foundation/American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellow at HOMER Energy LLC, in Boulder, CO. He has seven years of experience working in corporate, academic, and nongovernmental organizations, including two years of research and development in eight developing countries. Johnson has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from …Continue reading “ASMEnews features ME alum Nathan Johnson”

Senior Capstone Projects Prepare ABE Students for the Future

In a day-long event on Friday, November 30, 100 seniors – representing all four degree programs offered by the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department – presented their capstone projects to ABE faculty, staff, students and industry representatives. Capstone projects are the culmination of engineering and technology education for senior undergraduate students in the Agricultural Engineering …Continue reading “Senior Capstone Projects Prepare ABE Students for the Future”

Mosher studies human impact on engineering designs in food and agricultural systems

While Gretchen Mosher is a newly appointed tenure track assistant professor in agriculture and biosystems engineering, she is not unfamiliar with life at Iowa State. Having completed every level of her education at Iowa State, Mosher is happy to find a permanent home in the College of Engineering and is eager to continue her research, …Continue reading “Mosher studies human impact on engineering designs in food and agricultural systems”

David Oliver named interim VP of research, economic development

Iowa State University’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has announced that David Oliver, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), has been named interim vice president of research and economic development for Iowa State, effective January 1, 2013. He will succeed …Continue reading “David Oliver named interim VP of research, economic development”