Lu appointed editor-in-chief of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics journal

Ping Lu, professor of aerospace engineering, has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Lu has served as an associate editor of JGCD since 1996. “Publication of scholarly work is an important responsibility of the research community,” Lu said. “Being involved as a journal … Continue reading Lu appointed editor-in-chief of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics journal

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BEI students introduce biochar to Nicaraguan farmers

Three students affiliated with BEI’s Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies (CSET) built two pyrolyzers in Nicaragua this summer to introduce farmers to the benefits of biochar. Bernardo Del Campo, Juan Proano Aviles, and Matt Kieffer, all graduate students in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, spent two to three weeks near Matagalpa, Nicaragua, in June 2013. … Continue reading BEI students introduce biochar to Nicaraguan farmers

New masters program in engineering management now available

A new online degree program, Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, is now available through Engineering-LAS Online Learning. Increasingly, employers seek engineers who can work and lead in a multi-disciplinary environment, and who are able to solve both technical and business problems by applying a systems approach. The ISU Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program … Continue reading New masters program in engineering management now available

Scholarship Opportunity with Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council

The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council (IOSHAC) is offering three scholarships to deserving Iowa college students for the 2013/2014 academic year. One scholarship of $3000 and two scholarships of $2250 will be granted to three selected students during the Iowa Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference on November 7th and 8th. The conference … Continue reading Scholarship Opportunity with Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council

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Developing new batteries for space exploration

Batteries have become such a modern day convenience that many times we don’t think about them until they need recharged or replaced. Even in space, batteries make life easier by advancing exploration when they are used in land rovers, astronaut equipment and energy storage devices. But creating a battery for space exploration requires some interesting … Continue reading Developing new batteries for space exploration

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New assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu sees opportunities in ME department

Ming-Chen Hsu joined the mechanical engineering department in August as an assistant professor and is already looking ahead to the future possibilities offered by his position. Hsu holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Taiwan University, a master’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San … Continue reading New assistant professor Ming-Chen Hsu sees opportunities in ME department

Guest post: Orientation sets new students up for success, helps transition to college

Orientation is an exciting time on campus—new students are thrilled to be here, and their energy is contagious. The overall experience of orientation has changed since I was a student in college. We had to register for classes in person with a pencil and note card and stand in line to sign up. Then, if … Continue reading Guest post: Orientation sets new students up for success, helps transition to college

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Six NASA scholarships awarded to undergraduate students

Six students from the College of Engineering were awarded NASA scholarships for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. The funding comes through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium program. Recipients are Dalton Groath, sophomore in aerospace engineering; Jacob Harry, senior in aerospace engineering; Christian Setzer, senior in aerospace engineering and physics; Elmer Tse, junior in … Continue reading Six NASA scholarships awarded to undergraduate students

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New faculty member Xianglan Bai seeks collaboration for research

Xianglan Bai just started her first year as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, but it’s not her first position with Iowa State. Since 2011, she worked as an adjunct assistant professor at the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technology, collaborating on research with other faculty members. Bai received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace … Continue reading New faculty member Xianglan Bai seeks collaboration for research

ABE first at Iowa State to successfully utilize digital repository

Founded in 1999 by University of California, Berkeley professors Robert Cooter, Aaron Edlin, and Ben Hermalin, bepress began as a suite of online editorial management tools for producing peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the Digital Commons, the for-profit company has also produced the research announcement tool SelectedWorks. Iowa State launched its Digital Commons repository in April … Continue reading ABE first at Iowa State to successfully utilize digital repository

Dickerson named to Biotechnology Council

Julie Dickerson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to serve a three-year term on Iowa State University’s Biotechnology Council. She joins Cathy Miller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, and Edward Yu, professor of chemistry and of physics and astronomy as the newest members of the council, which is responsible for making … Continue reading Dickerson named to Biotechnology Council

Enrollment, student demand fuels growth for online courses at ISU

Instead of walking across campus to attend class in a lecture hall this fall, a growing number of Iowa State University students will log on from home, the library or even a coffee shop. The university continues to offer more online undergraduate and graduate courses to meet the demands of record enrollment and student preferences. … Continue reading Enrollment, student demand fuels growth for online courses at ISU