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

Xinwei Wang

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