Ag study abroad trip to Poland part of budding partnership agreement

Between May 16 and June 3, a group of 10 students from Iowa State University, supervised by Jacek Koziel, traveled to Poland to participate in a workshop with students from Wrocław’s University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The workshops’ main topic focused on animal breeding technology in the USA and in Poland in respect of balanced … Continue reading Ag study abroad trip to Poland part of budding partnership agreement

Lee Graham

NASA engineer Lee Graham credits Iowa State for diverse skills

For some, having a full-time job and a family along with studying for a master’s degree would probably be enough to keep busy. Lee Graham, on the other hand, does all that while working at NASA, mentoring at three local high schools and helping with STEM education efforts in various ways—among other things. Graham, a … Continue reading NASA engineer Lee Graham credits Iowa State for diverse skills

Lee Graham, NASA

NASA engineer Lee Graham credits Iowa State for diverse skills

For some, having a full-time job and a family along with studying for a master’s degree would probably be enough to keep busy. Lee Graham, on the other hand, does all that while working at NASA, mentoring at three local high schools and helping with STEM education efforts in various ways—among other things. Graham, a … Continue reading NASA engineer Lee Graham credits Iowa State for diverse skills

ISU, NC A&T, and Boeing facilitate innovative design competition for students

The aerospace department at Iowa State University has taken the pedagogy of teaching “real-world” problems to students into the future.  To the year 2040, to be exact.  In a senior design project, two collaborative teams of students from Iowa State University and North Carolina A&T State University worked together to design a futuristic vertical take … Continue reading ISU, NC A&T, and Boeing facilitate innovative design competition for students

AIAA Fellows

ISU professor, alumni named AIAA Fellows

An Iowa State professor and two alumni were named 2013 Fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of aerospace engineering. Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, was honored at an awards presentation in Washington, D.C. alongside the alumnus her position is … Continue reading ISU professor, alumni named AIAA Fellows

Ming-Chen Hsu receives Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

Ming-Chen Hsu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, the Jacobs School of Engineering recipient for the 2013 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal for his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Wind Turbines.” The purpose of the Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal is to recognize outstanding Ph.D. research in one of six divisional areas. 2013 was the first year the medal … Continue reading Ming-Chen Hsu receives Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

WEML featured in ASME Mechanical Engineering Magazine

IMSE faculty members Matt Frank, John Jackman, and Frank Peters were featured in an article in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Mechanical Engineering Magazine about wind energy and the Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory at Iowa State.   For ASME members: read the Mechanical Engineering Magazine article Visit ASME

Team PrISUm hopes for Texas heat at this summer’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

AMES, Iowa – Two big projects are crowding the Team PrISUm garage this summer. Walk in and the left side of the garage is full of 4-foot by 8-foot sheets of polyurethane foam. The student-engineers of Team PrISUm are gluing the sheets together to build big blocks that will be machined, sanded and polished into molds. The … Continue reading Team PrISUm hopes for Texas heat at this summer’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

Somani named associate dean for research

Arun Somani named associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Arun Somani has been named associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. His appointment will begin July 1. Somani is currently an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in the college’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he also previously served as department chair. Somani joined the Iowa State faculty in 1997 … Continue reading Arun Somani named associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Team PrISUm

Team PrISUm hopes for Texas heat at this summer’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

Two big projects are crowding the Team PrISUm garage this summer. Walk in and the left side of the garage is full of 4-foot by 8-foot sheets of polyurethane foam. The student-engineers of Team PrISUm are gluing the sheets together to build big blocks that will be machined, sanded and polished into molds. The molds will help … Continue reading Team PrISUm hopes for Texas heat at this summer’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

Laswell awarded Gilman Scholarship to study in Singapore

Benjamin Laswell, a junior in aerospace engineering, is one of over 700 outstanding undergraduate students from 270 colleges and universities across the U.S. who have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to participate in a study abroad or international internship program during the … Continue reading Laswell awarded Gilman Scholarship to study in Singapore

Presidential Initiative Feature

CoE faculty members receive Presidential Initiative awards

 Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean for research, and Daniel Attinger, associate professor of mechanical engineering, both received awards from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research program created by President Steven Leath. Narasimhan is the principal investigator of a project called “Systems Design of Nanovaccines,” which is seeking to revolutionize disease prevention and treatment using nanovaccines. His … Continue reading CoE faculty members receive Presidential Initiative awards