Iowa State’s solar cars wow students at North Fayette Valley

Iowa State University’s solar cars  inspire imagination and discussion at North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. North Fayette Valley science and I-Tech students met and interacted with college engineering students while asking questions about the solar car program on Monday. During the meeting, PrISUm team member Jeff Christensen, a junior in mechanical engineering, cruised around … Continue reading Iowa State’s solar cars wow students at North Fayette Valley

Iowa State REU student wins AIChE national poster competition

Alejandra Martinez is the latest proof that Iowa State’s Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program makes a substantial difference in students’ academic success. In early November, Martinez won the Sustainability category of the Undergraduate Poster Competition at the 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. … Continue reading Iowa State REU student wins AIChE national poster competition

Brian Roper, CCEE alumnus

Civil engineering alumnus manages megaproject for Wisconsin Department of Transportation

For Brian Roper, being accountable for the design and construction of more than $2 billion in major highway projects is simply part of the job. It’s an assignment he takes very seriously, but it’s not something that intimidates him. In fact, he says he’s right where he wants to be—in the middle of projects that … Continue reading Civil engineering alumnus manages megaproject for Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Klocke honored with Academic Advising Impact award

Andrea Klocke, academic adviser in materials science and engineering, received the 2013-2014 Academic Advising Impact award, given by the University Academic Advising Committee. The award recognizes faculty or professional staff who have continued to demonstrate outstanding performance in advising Iowa State University undergraduate students throughout their professional career. Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, academic adviser in industrial and manufacturing systems … Continue reading Klocke honored with Academic Advising Impact award

Biotechnology Surges Forward With Help From Electrical Engineering

Santosh Pandey, an associate professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has developed microfluidic systems by creating very specific micropatterns in polymers on glass slides or chips. His technology has impacted departments within and outside of the College of Engineering. Rebecca Cademartiri, ISU Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering … Continue reading Biotechnology Surges Forward With Help From Electrical Engineering

Neil Woodley

Iowa State electrical engineering grad helps get power back to Estes Park

Written by William Ellingson (BSAerE’62) with input from Neil Woodley (BSEE’61 and MSEE’65) Most of us witnessed the 2013 floods that devastated Colorado by watching TV news. However, one Iowa State engineering alumnus was a first-hand observer and also one of the first responders. Neil Woodley, BSEE’61 and MSEE’65, is a full-time resident of Estes … Continue reading Iowa State electrical engineering grad helps get power back to Estes Park

China’s Ministry of Agriculture visits ABE

On September 18, Hongwei Xin, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, hosted a delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. The delegation visited the department as part of a week-long trip to Iowa and the United States to learn more about American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) standards and professional … Continue reading China’s Ministry of Agriculture visits ABE

ISU students build 28-foot tall Lego man out of cardboard to raise homeless awareness

“Move a little bit over to the left; we don’t want the head to tip over, because then we really have a problem,” said Ryan Francois, senior in civil engineering, as his colleagues moved the levers of four lifts carrying a giant 8-foot cardboard head. It’s Francois’ largest and most ambitious project yet: constructing a 27.8 foot … Continue reading ISU students build 28-foot tall Lego man out of cardboard to raise homeless awareness

Iowa State engineers use keyboard, mouse and mobile device ‘fingerprints’ to protect data

We’ve all typed in a password to access a computer network. But how secure is that? Passwords can be hacked or hijacked to get at sensitive personal, corporate or even national security data. That reality has Iowa State engineers looking for methods beyond passwords to verify computer users and protect data. They started by tracking … Continue reading Iowa State engineers use keyboard, mouse and mobile device ‘fingerprints’ to protect data

Notre Dame’s Brennecke to give Doraiswamy Lecture at Iowa State Nov. 21

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University will host Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Notre Dame, to lead the 2013-2014 L. K. Doraiswamy Honor Lectureship in Chemical Engineering. The presentation begins 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in 171 Durham Center on Iowa State University … Continue reading Notre Dame’s Brennecke to give Doraiswamy Lecture at Iowa State Nov. 21

Day in the Life: Chemical engineering student and Cyclones cheerleader

When Kate Coker tells people she is both a member of the Cyclone Cheer Squad and a chemical engineering student, most have a hard time believing her. Being a member of a travel-intensive and time-consuming team, while managing to be successful in a challenging undergraduate major, sounds more than overwhelming for most students. Coker employs … Continue reading Day in the Life: Chemical engineering student and Cyclones cheerleader