2008 civil engineering alumnus named Marion County (Iowa) engineer

Below is an excerpt from a Dec. 26, 2013, (Knoxville, Iowa) Journal-Express article: For 2003 Twin Cedars High School (TCHS) alumnus Tyler Christian, coming back to Marion County to serve his hometown has worked out well. Christian officially became the Marion County Engineer on Dec. 23. He took over for Roger Schletzbaum, who retired from … Continue reading 2008 civil engineering alumnus named Marion County (Iowa) engineer

Young engineering couple thrives in Silicon Valley

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

Iowa State faculty member to head Distillers Grains Technology Council

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 promotes key leaders to position for future growth

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

Iowa State research team wins $1 million NSF grant for soil sustainability study

An Iowa State University research team has won a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop underground wireless sensors that could help farmers improve crop production and reduce field runoff. The grant will fund a research team headed by Ratnesh Kumar, an Iowa State professor of electrical and computer engineering. Working with electrical engineers … Continue reading Iowa State research team wins $1 million NSF grant for soil sustainability study

FIRST LEGO League Iowa forges teamwork and leadership at Iowa State, local area communities

Teams of Iowa State University staff, students and alumni from across the state have joined forces to coordinate FIRST® LEGO® League Iowa. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST and LEGO, designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering. Every year, FIRST releases a new challenge that … Continue reading FIRST LEGO League Iowa forges teamwork and leadership at Iowa State, local area communities

Jacobson named a Distinguished Member of the ACM

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

Scott Sevcik

AerE alumnus stays connected to passion for commerical space industry while advancing in career

Scott Sevcik, a 2002 aerospace engineering alumnus, has had to make some unique choices throughout his life. Sometimes the decisions were lighthearted and fun. Like during Sevcik’s senior design presentation, when he and his teammates served a cake (baked at 3 a.m. that morning while they were finishing their project) in the shape of an … Continue reading AerE alumnus stays connected to passion for commerical space industry while advancing in career

ISU engineering students help fourth grader Sam Wedig

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

ISU women graduating in science and engineering ride Peggy’s lab coattails into the future

This fall, 4,911 women major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines at Iowa State University. Those graduating Dec. 21 will hear commencement speaker Peggy Whitson, a biochemist-astronaut who trailblazed her way from small-town Iowa to record-setting space expeditions and NASA leadership. Whitson was probably a departure from the norm when she graduated in biology/chemistry … Continue reading ISU women graduating in science and engineering ride Peggy’s lab coattails into the future

Chemical engineering student helps implement trial of food/beverage container recycling at library

As a high school student in Racine County, Wis., she used to move her friends’ soda bottles from the trash to a recycling bin, so Alyson Straube knows how to ‘walk the walk.’ The chemical engineering junior thinks the Government of the Student Body’s director of sustainability post is a great fit for her interests. … Continue reading Chemical engineering student helps implement trial of food/beverage container recycling at library

IE students featured in College of Engineering holiday video

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.

Graduate students host CCEE research competition, attract 150+

  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+

Gunnink named new dean of MSU College of Engineering

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