Levitas gives invited talk at Materials in Extreme Environments Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting

Valery Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, gave an invited talk at the Materials in Extreme Environments Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting in Towson, MD, Dec. 10-11. The main goal of this meeting was to discuss promising future directions in the fundamental study of materials under … Continue reading Levitas gives invited talk at Materials in Extreme Environments Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting

Hundreds of students to compete for Iowa FIRST LEGO League championship

The team of middle schoolers didn’t know how to make an app. Neither did their teacher. But that didn’t stop them. And so, when the “Rubble Busters” from Maxwell show up for the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, they’ll demonstrate a mobile app that … Continue reading Hundreds of students to compete for Iowa FIRST LEGO League championship

Iowa State professor, post-doctoral associate explore potential of discovering new phases under high pressure and shear

Valery Levitas—Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering—and his post-doctoral associate Mahdi Javanbakht, have published the paper “Phase transformations in nanograin materials under high pressure and plastic shear: nanoscale mechanisms,” in the high-impact journal Nanoscale. There are two main challenges in the discovery of new high-pressure phases and the transformation … Continue reading Iowa State professor, post-doctoral associate explore potential of discovering new phases under high pressure and shear

ABE graduates awarded fellowships

Three Ph.D candidates from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) were awarded fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Rohith Gali and Xiao Liang were awarded the Guy Fellowship, and John Stinn was awarded the Giese Fellowship. The Giese Graduate Fellowship was established in memory of Henry Giese, a long time professor in the structures … Continue reading ABE graduates awarded fellowships

Civil engineering alumnus bridges gaps across the world

When Mike LaViolette was eight years old, he would spend afternoons at his grandpa’s farm watching construction workers operate cranes and place concrete as they built a bridge across a nearby county road. Later on, he went on family-driving vacations that often journeyed across bridges to reach the destination, which includes crossing the Mackinac Bridge … Continue reading Civil engineering alumnus bridges gaps across the world

Fish & Richardson names Iowa State graduate Bret Winterle as principal in Dallas

DALLAS – Fish & Richardson has named Iowa State University graduate Bret Winterle as a principal in the firm’s IP Litigation Group in Dallas. Winterle represents clients in patent litigation matters involving telecommunications, semiconductors, e-commerce, banking, payments, electronic messaging, computer software, business methods, medical devices, and oil and gas drilling technologies. He received his J.D. from the … Continue reading Fish & Richardson names Iowa State graduate Bret Winterle as principal in Dallas

Iowa Western Community College and Iowa State University agree to a pre-engineering program

AMES, Iowa – Officials from Iowa Western Community College and Iowa State University have signed an agreement to provide a seamless pathway for IWCC students to receive an engineering degree from the ISU College of Engineering. Students who complete recommended courses at IWCC in two semesters and transfer to Iowa State will be on track … Continue reading Iowa Western Community College and Iowa State University agree to a pre-engineering program

First group of Ph.D. programs selected for scholar funding

Written by Anne Krapfl The provost’s office has selected the first 22 graduate programs to receive central funding for an additional – and exceptional — doctoral student under President Steven Leath’s Presidential Scholars program announced in November. Seven of the programs selected are interdepartmental and two were submitted by two colleges. With funding available for up to … Continue reading First group of Ph.D. programs selected for scholar funding

A search engine for code

Kathryn Stolee’s Satsy could revolutionize the way amateur (and professional) coders search. By Michael Still Writing software is kind of like solving a puzzle,” said Kathryn Stolee, the Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor of Software Engineering. Any programmer who has suffered long hours in search of missing code can an attest to this analogy. But now, thanks … Continue reading A search engine for code

Thirteen civil engineering students awarded Iowa County Engineers scholarships

The Iowa County Engineers Association honored 13 civil engineering students with $500 scholarships (each matched 100 percent by CCEE) at the 67th Iowa County Engineers Conference, held Dec. 10-12 at the Scheman Building. The recipients include: Senior Shannon Gaskell Senior Jacob Hagan Senior Brandon Horbach Senior Ryan Iburg Senior Robbie Kromminga Junior Jenny Kuenstling Senior … Continue reading Thirteen civil engineering students awarded Iowa County Engineers scholarships

Biofuels Digest lists Iowa State faculty and staff in top people in the bioeconomy

Biofuels Digest has named Robert C. Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, of Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute the No. 23 person on its 2013-2014 list of top people in the bioeconomy. Larry Johnson of Iowa State’s Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm and Brent Shanks, Mike and Jean Steffenson Professor and director … Continue reading Biofuels Digest lists Iowa State faculty and staff in top people in the bioeconomy