INCOSE and IMSE host Systems Engineering Seminar

  The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Heartland Chapter along with engineers and managers from across Iowa joined with the IMSE department for a Systems Engineering Seminar at Iowa State on April 22. IMSE Department Chair and Joseph Walkup Professor Janis Terpenny welcomed the group to Iowa State, and Heartland Chapter President Raymond Jorgensen led … Continue reading INCOSE and IMSE host Systems Engineering Seminar

ISU astronaut alumnus teaches aerospace freshman importance of industry and persistence

In the aerospace engineering department’s Next Generation interactive classroom, astronaut and former Iowa State University student, Clayton Anderson guest lectured the next generation of aerospace freshman on the importance of knowing their industry. Specifically, who the heavy hitters are, what type of spacecraft designs are currently being developed, and where students can find employment in … Continue reading ISU astronaut alumnus teaches aerospace freshman importance of industry and persistence

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Fifteen from engineering join Cardinal Key society

Fifteen students from the College of Engineering recently became members of Iowa State’s Cardinal Key honor society, an organization established in 1926 to recognize students, faculty, and staff at the university for their outstanding leadership, service contributions, scholarship achievements, and character. The following engineering students were inducted into the society during a ceremony on April … Continue reading Fifteen from engineering join Cardinal Key society

Material Advantage students advocate science funding to members of Congress

Iowa State engineering students recently got a rare chance to explain the importance of their research to members of Congress. The university’s student chapter of Material Advantage sent members to Washington D.C. to promote the importance of science as part of the national organization’s Congressional Visit Day, April 10-11, 2013. Material Advantage organizes the event … Continue reading Material Advantage students advocate science funding to members of Congress

Staff, students from engineering recognized for commitment to learning communities

ISU’s learning communities program recently recognized faculty and staff who supervised peer mentors in this year’s program, as well as students for their efforts to be positive models for  learning community members and support the university’s academic goals. Lisa Rueschhoff, senior in materials science and engineering, was named a 2012-2013 Exemplary Peer Mentor. 2012-2013 Exemplary … Continue reading Staff, students from engineering recognized for commitment to learning communities

Two from engineering earn CYtation Award

Julienne Krennrich, assistant director for the Engineering Research Institute, and Brenda Kutz, academic adviser for chemical and biological engineering, received 2013 spring CYtation Awards, which were created to recognize individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinarily well, or act in such a way as to make a very real difference in … Continue reading Two from engineering earn CYtation Award

New damping system puts brake on building movement

Research is set to begin this summer for a system, inspired by car brake technology, that is designed to both decrease damage and increase usability for buildings during wind and seismic events. The research and ideation, aided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, originated from Simon Laflamme, a civil, construction and environmental engineering … Continue reading New damping system puts brake on building movement