When Keegan and Melissa (Wiechert) Gartner met on the HABET (High Altitude Balloon Experiments in Technology) team at Iowa State, they were both undergrads studying engineering. Keegan was working toward a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering while Melissa was earning hers in aerospace engineering. The couple came to know each other through mutual friends, and …Continue reading “Young engineering couple thrives in Silicon Valley”
The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, to be its executive director and chief executive officer. Rosentrater joined Iowa State in 2011 after eight years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he led the agency’s only research program devoted to value-added uses …Continue reading “Iowa State faculty member to head Distillers Grains Technology Council”
Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney today announced the promotion of two top executives to vice chairmen, the naming of a company president and chief operating officer, and the selection of new leaders for Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Military Aircraft. Both leaders are Iowa State University Alumni. Effective Dec. 31: Dennis A. Muilenburg is named …Continue reading “Boeing promotes key leaders to position for future growth”
by Michael Still Doug Jacobson, University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently was named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He was honored, along with three other recipients in the educator category, for his accomplishments and career achievements. “To be named a distinguished educator by a group …Continue reading “Jacobson named a Distinguished Member of the ACM”
Sam Wedig, a 10-year-old student at Crossroads Park Elementary School, was all smiles when Iowa State University mechanical engineering students showed him how they designed and permanently installed a communication interface on his wheelchair Thursday, Dec. 12, at the elementary school. Wedig has cerebral palsy and is unable to communicate effectively on his own. Thanks …Continue reading “ISU engineering students help fourth grader Sam Wedig”
The ISU College of Engineering made a heartwarming holiday video that features some industrial engineering students. Ethan Osborn, Danielle Brucker, Zach Amenda, and Rebecca Flicher talk about holiday traditions in the video. Click on the image below to view the video.
On Dec. 4, the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) held its third annual Graduate Research Showcase and Poster Competition. Approximately 150 people attended the event, held in the hallways and Room 230 on the second floor of Town Engineering Building. Students of the CCEE Graduate Student Council prepared and hosted the …Continue reading “Graduate students host CCEE research competition, attract 150+”
Montana State University officials announced Tuesday that Brett Gunnink, a civil engineering professor at MSU and acting dean of the MSU College of Engineering, has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering. Gunnink has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering, and a doctorate in civil engineering materials, all from …Continue reading “Gunnink named new dean of MSU College of Engineering”