Walkup: “an engineer can do anything”

Iowa State engineering alumnus Bob Walkup will tell you, more than once, what he thinks about engineering and engineers. “Engineers can do anything. It’s that simple,” he says. “That was my father’s motto, and it became mine. I truly believe it.” Walkup’s father, Joseph Walkup, was the general engineering department head at Iowa State University … Continue reading Walkup: “an engineer can do anything”

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Iowa EPSCoR builds state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy use

Iowa’s three Regents universities are making faculty hires, launching studies, partnering with community colleges and building industry partnerships – all in a $22 million effort to boost the state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy utilization. The benefits to Iowa could be many: research grants, new technologies, startup companies, educational opportunities and workforce improvements … Continue reading Iowa EPSCoR builds state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy use

Pleasant Valley wins 2013 High School Science Bowl

Pleasant Valley High School of Bettendorf defeated Dubuque Wahlert High School (Dubuque, IA) 74-44 to capture the 2013 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl on Jan. 26. Pleasant Valley, which lost only one match all day — the very first match of the morning qualifying round, advances to the Department of Energy’s … Continue reading Pleasant Valley wins 2013 High School Science Bowl

New engineering dean shares vision

Sarah Rajala, who will become the next dean of Iowa State’s College of Engineering, is just a few months away from stepping into her new position. She recently sat down with the Ames Tribune to discuss her background as well as some ideas about the direction of the college.

Iowa State’s Levitas publishes papers in PNAS, Physical Review B

Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, and his collaborators from Texas Tech University were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Ji C., Levitas V. I. et al., PNAS, 2012, 109, 19108-19112), the world’s foremost interdisciplinary journal. … Continue reading Iowa State’s Levitas publishes papers in PNAS, Physical Review B

Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State awarded Procter & Gamble grant

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) section at Iowa State was recently awarded a grant through the Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program. The grant, in the amount of $10,000, will help the section fund its regular activities as well as a variety of new ideas. The Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education … Continue reading Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State awarded Procter & Gamble grant

Screaming students to cheer on their teams, robots at FIRST LEGO League Championship

It’s a big commitment. But Chris Rhinehart just can’t limit her school to one FIRST LEGO League team. “My kids love it,” said the sixth grade math, reading and enrichment teacher at BCLUW Middle School in Union. “That’s why I can’t do only one team.” And so there’s the sixth grade Super 7’s. There’s the seventh … Continue reading Screaming students to cheer on their teams, robots at FIRST LEGO League Championship

ECpE Researcher Awarded International Young Scientist Fellowship

Ravi Hadimani, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded the International Young Scientist Fellowship by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Hadimani will receive funding to travel to China and conduct research at the State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, and the University of … Continue reading ECpE Researcher Awarded International Young Scientist Fellowship

Five students from Iowa State awarded NASA Fellowship

This fall, five Iowa State students were awarded research funding through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium program, a fellowship distributed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Students receiving the fellowship include undergraduate students Benjamin Huseman, Christian Setzer, and Rebecca Meerdink, and graduate students J. Eliseo De León and Mitchell Rock. The NASA Fellowship is … Continue reading Five students from Iowa State awarded NASA Fellowship