Archives for June 2013

Renovations, upgrades address growth and advancement in CBE

Sweeney Hall, home to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been undergoing some significant renovations over the past couple of years. From upgrades in research and computer laboratories to a new multimedia classroom, each update will help the department facilitate enrollment growth as well as make new discoveries. Progress over time Focused on [Continue Reading…]

Potter and Moeller featured in Waverly news for recent honors

The Bremer County Independent featured an article about Leslie Potter, senior lecturer in IMSE, and Brandon Moeller, MSIE’13. Both have ties to Waverly and Wartburg: Moeller received his BA from Wartburg in Engineering Science and Business Administration in 2011, and Potter lives in Waverly. Among their honors, Potter received the Faculty of the Year award [Continue Reading…]

From engineering to pathology: An uncommon career path for a life-long Cyclone fan

Sven Swanson, 1980 electrical engineering alumnus, spent four years each at Iowa State and the University of Iowa. He has fond memories of both, but when asked which one is his favorite—which he hears a lot—he only has one answer. “I like both of them. But one is like a friend, and the other is [Continue Reading…]

Ten weeks and counting

The last time I shared thoughts in this blog I had just started in my position as dean of the College of Engineering. I’d like to thank everyone who made comments and sent emails after my first post. I think open and ongoing communication is essential to good leadership – I plan on sharing information [Continue Reading…]

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…]

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

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…]

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 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…]

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…]

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…]