Year: 2013

ABE graduate student profile featured in Diversity/Careers Magazine

Engineering graduate schools are pushing to boost diversity, and they’re making headway as more and more women and minorities earn undergraduate degrees in fields that have been traditionally dominated by white males. Yet there is still considerable work to be done. The article highlights several engineering graduate students, including Maurice Washington, a PhD student in … Continue reading ABE graduate student profile featured in Diversity/Careers Magazine

Be funny or fail: Iowa State University course teaches skills for use in various professions

As a computer engineering major at Iowa State University set to begin as a software developer for Google in the spring, it’s safe to say that Curtis Ullerich was not the class clown in school. But last week, before an audience of more than 50 in a popular ISU nightclub, Ullerich, 22, stood behind a … Continue reading Be funny or fail: Iowa State University course teaches skills for use in various professions

Iowa State chemical engineering alumnus wins international Honeywell Design Challenge

The following is a summary from a Nov. 5, 2013, Honeywell news release: Honeywell announced that Dursun Can Ozcan has been named the winner of the annual Honeywell UniSim® Design Challenge student competition for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region. Dursun, a student at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, will showcase his … Continue reading Iowa State chemical engineering alumnus wins international Honeywell Design Challenge

ABE faculty featured in The Iowa Pork Producer magazine

Two ABE faculty have been featured in the November issue of The Iowa Pork Producer. Dr. Steven Hoff and his work on pit foaming is highlighted on page 18. Dr. Michelle Soupir and her work on bacteria transport is featured on page 20. To read a PDF of the November issue, click here.  

Robotic weeding leads to big labor savings

Lie Tang’s research in field robotics offers a glimpse into the future of organic agriculture. Tang, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, develops robotics technologies for intra-row weed removal in vegetable crops. He hopes that by perfecting this technology, he can design an automated robot to lower the level of … Continue reading Robotic weeding leads to big labor savings

CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2013 commencement

Dan Voss, senior in materials engineering from Atkins, Iowa, will serve as Iowa State’s College of Engineering student marshal during the fall 2013 commencement ceremony held Dec. 21. He will be accompanied by Clint Stephens, scholar in residence for leadership education, as he leads the engineering class into the ceremony. Voss will graduate with an … Continue reading CoE student marshal, outstanding seniors named for fall 2013 commencement

Song named IEEE Fellow

by Michael Still Jiming Song, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to algorithms in computational electromagnetics. “This is an important career achievement for me,” said Song. “Computational electromagnetics has wide applications in antenna … Continue reading Song named IEEE Fellow

Iowa State student wins $20,000 in halftime football challenge

An Iowa State student won $20,000 in Dr. Pepper’s tuition giveaway Saturday, according to Dr. Pepper’s website. Alex Rosinger of Estherville earned a runner-up spot in Dr. Pepper’s tuition giveaway during the halftime show of the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday. Rosinger is a sophomore in biological systems engineering at Iowa State. To enter … Continue reading Iowa State student wins $20,000 in halftime football challenge

Guest Post: Participating in student organizations goes beyond campus activities

Christian Miller is a junior in biological systems engineering. He is currently the president of the National Society of Black Engineers—Iowa State University chapter and was recently named Most Outstanding President in Region 5 for the 2013-2014 school year. He talks about his experience at the organization’s regional conference and the group’s recent successes. On … Continue reading Guest Post: Participating in student organizations goes beyond campus activities

STUDENT PROFILE: Civil engineering senior talks internship prep

Civil engineering senior Greg Markway knows a thing or two about the importance and preparation that go into an internship. Markway, graduating at the end of the Fall 2013 semester, has interned for the Iowa Department of Transportation and Adjustable Forms Concrete Construction (Chicago, Ill.). The starting point to these experiences lies in “finding what … Continue reading STUDENT PROFILE: Civil engineering senior talks internship prep

Professor Emeritus Jim Bernard continues work after retirement

Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, near “Motor City” and being surrounded by “automobile people,” fueled Jim Bernard’s love for cars. It was also the start of his career in automobile handling, during which time he examined vehicle models using computers to predict the outcomes of various situations. Bernard—distinguished professor emeritus of mechanical engineering—earned his … Continue reading Professor Emeritus Jim Bernard continues work after retirement

Iowa State Baja team takes 2nd place at UW-Stout

Iowa State’s Baja SAE team took their cars and crew to the University of Wisconsin-Stout on October 26 for Backwoods Baja. The ISU students raced alongside teams from more than 20 other schools, ultimately finishing in second place overall. A non-sanctioned SAE event, this year’s Backwoods Baja consisted of two overall endurance races, as well … Continue reading Iowa State Baja team takes 2nd place at UW-Stout

College of Engineering gives excellence awards for fall 2013

Nineteen graduate students from the College of Engineering were recently recognized for their outstanding research and teaching accomplishments. Research Excellence Award Nominees Ajay Shah, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Ting Tee, Chemical and Biological Engineering John Stinn, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Archana Parashar, Electrical and Computer Engineering Qin Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering Tung Thanh Nguyen, … Continue reading College of Engineering gives excellence awards for fall 2013

Thomas Glanville

Esteemed ABE professor Thomas Glanville retires after 36 years

Thomas Glanville, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and self-declared environmentalist, is wrapping up the final semester in his long run at Iowa State, which began back in the 1960s when he began his education here. Glanville earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering operations from Iowa State in 1972, worked at the Caterpillar Tractor Company … Continue reading Esteemed ABE professor Thomas Glanville retires after 36 years