Iowa State CCEE undergrad named FIATECH Scholar

Duong Van, who goes by “Ocean,” double majors in civil engineering and construction engineering. He is determined to integrate the design of civil engineering with the management of construction engineering into an all-encompassing role in society’s building industries. His passion to pursue this career path has earned him a FIATECH Scholarship and an opportunity to … Continue reading Iowa State CCEE undergrad named FIATECH Scholar

CNDE grows outreach in Middle East

After recently speaking at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Leonard Bond, director of Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), sees the promise of a collaborative partnership. “NDE testing applies particularly to infrastructure and that is of growing importance to the oil industry. Much of the infrastructure in that part … Continue reading CNDE grows outreach in Middle East

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ME professor named first Viskanta Fellow for innovative research

Xinwei Wang, professor of mechanical engineering, received the inaugural Viskanta Fellowship honor from Purdue University for his advanced research in the field of thermal science. As a Viskanta Fellow, Wang will spend one week at the Purdue campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. During his visit, he will meet with faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students, … Continue reading ME professor named first Viskanta Fellow for innovative research

Iowa State Steel Bridge Team advances to nationals

Drills buzzed, feet shuffled, and bolt-filled plastic cups jingled as Midwest collegiate teams built their one eighth-scale steel bridges as fast as they could in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State was among the best to do this as they placed second at the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Midwest … Continue reading Iowa State Steel Bridge Team advances to nationals

APEX E created for incoming engineering students

APEX, a longstanding summer bridge program for multicultural students, now features an offshoot program, called APEXE. Within APEX as a whole, 40-50 incoming Iowa State freshmen who apply for the program are annually chosen to participate in the eight week summer program that provides opportunities for course work, dorm-life, and social activities. APEXE seeks to build … Continue reading APEX E created for incoming engineering students

Zhang wins NSF grant to develop high-speed 3D measurements for industry

Song Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to explore solutions for a growing need in manufacturing industries: a fast, accurate, and reliable way of inspecting parts. The $200,000 grant will fund research to develop a high-speed 3D metrology method that can take real-time optical measurements of parts … Continue reading Zhang wins NSF grant to develop high-speed 3D measurements for industry

Construction engineering alumnus goes from intern to vice president

The importance of internships and fieldwork is heavily stressed at Iowa State. Some students use them as a means of networking to get their name out in the industry while others simply find one to fill a requirement. Matt Ralston, a 2000 construction engineering alumnus, turned his internship into a successful career. A native of … Continue reading Construction engineering alumnus goes from intern to vice president

Shechtman speaks to ISU community about mixing technology and business

Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman, who is also a U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory senior scientist and ISU distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, encouraged members of the ISU community to consider a future in business. His lecture, “Technological Entrepreneurship: A Key to World Peace and Prosperity,” took place on March 13, 2013, in … Continue reading Shechtman speaks to ISU community about mixing technology and business

Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 26

From an analysis of college student debt in Iowa to an analysis of food storage and cheese making on the moon, there will be lots to talk about when 25 Iowa State University undergraduates present their research to legislators and others during the annual “Research in the Capitol.” The event will be from 11 a.m. … Continue reading Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 26

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Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has established the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. This prestigious position will further enhance the college’s reputation as an academic leader in educating future engineers. This gift was made possible by Donald and Sharon Greenwood who elevated previous donations to the $2 million level required … Continue reading Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering