Solberg wins 2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year award

Michael Solberg, senior in mechanical engineering, was presented the 2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year Award on Feb. 26. The award recognizes student employees for their hard work and achievements at Iowa State University. Solberg works at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm near Boone, Iowa. “I do everything from grounds keeping to assisting in facility … Continue reading Solberg wins 2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year award

Room-temperature vaccine could be boon to developing countries

Balaji Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Chemical Engineering, discussed the potential of nanovaccines at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, Texas, held March 16-20. Nanovaccines, which embed proteins from disease-causing organisms into tiny, polymer spheres five hundred times smaller than the width of a human hair, can be designed to target any … Continue reading Room-temperature vaccine could be boon to developing countries

Civil engineering alumnus helped build Durham Center, first Iowa State concrete canoe

Dick Netley (BSCE’73, MSCE’77) has had the privilege to design structures near and far and even part of Iowa State University’s history. His inspiration to design buildings sparked at age 11. His father built the family cabin on Whitefish Lake, Minn., about 100 miles north of Minneapolis. “He actually cut down the trees himself, hauled … Continue reading Civil engineering alumnus helped build Durham Center, first Iowa State concrete canoe

IE alumnus promoted to Senior VP of Engine Products at Donaldson Company

Thomas R. Scalf, BSIE’89, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Engine Products, from his current role as Vice President of Global Industrial Air Filtration. Scalf joined Donaldson in 1989 and has held a number of key roles including Plant Manager in the US and Europe, Director of Operations, and General Manager in the Exhaust and … Continue reading IE alumnus promoted to Senior VP of Engine Products at Donaldson Company

Iowa State civil engineering graduate program increases ranking

Iowa State University’s civil engineering graduate program improved its ranking in the most recent U.S. News and World Report. Based on a survey of 145 civil engineering graduate programs in the U.S., both private and public, Iowa State’s program ranks No. 31 (No. 20 among public civil engineering programs). Rank has improved by one from the 2013 … Continue reading Iowa State civil engineering graduate program increases ranking

Iowa State’s Jing Dong publishes study on plug-in electric vehicles

Below is an excerpt from a March 11, 2014, Green Car Congress article: A study based on a spatial and longitudinal travel dataset by a team from Lamar University, Iowa State University (Assistant Professor Jing Dong) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that whether plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have lower energy costs than conventional gasoline vehicles … Continue reading Iowa State’s Jing Dong publishes study on plug-in electric vehicles

ME graduate program on the rise in rankings

The mechanical engineering graduate program at Iowa State moved up in the rankings to No. 36 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and among public institutions is ranked 21st overall. In 2013, the program was ranked 44th overall and 24th among public institutions. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is … Continue reading ME graduate program on the rise in rankings

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring awards ceremony on March 12. Award winners include: The Outstanding Service in Student Recruitment and Retention Award goes to David Grewell, an associate professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering. He developed a strategic plan … Continue reading ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

Cara Petrie and Katherine Krettek

Guest Post: Campus clubs act as support networks for students

Cara Petrie (pictured on the right) is a senior in chemical engineering and the current president of Society for Women Engineers. Katherine Krettek (pictured on the left) is a junior in mechanical engineering with a minor in Spanish and the president-elect for SWE.  Iowa State’s many campus clubs and organizations are great resources for students … Continue reading Guest Post: Campus clubs act as support networks for students

Ashlock earns Iowa State civil engineering’s first NSF CAREER award

Jeramy Ashlock, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, has just received one of the nation’s top research awards for early career faculty. The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF CAREER) awarded Ashlock $400,000 over five years to develop a research program for integrated computational and physical … Continue reading Ashlock earns Iowa State civil engineering’s first NSF CAREER award

The wait is nearly over

Progress continues at the agricultural and biosystems engineering facility, with construction about 90 percent complete. Crews have hand-mixed and troweled nearly three-fourths of a white terrazzo floor in the atrium (pictured), which connects Elings (left) and Sukup (center) halls with the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (right), phase one of the complex. Outdoor site work, including sidewalk … Continue reading The wait is nearly over

U.S. News graduate program rankings: Agricultural and biosystems engineering is No. 4

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering ranks No. 46 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and among public institutions is ranked 25th overall. The agricultural and biosystems engineering program ranked No. 4 nationally, tied with Cornell University and the University of Florida, and No. 4 among … Continue reading U.S. News graduate program rankings: Agricultural and biosystems engineering is No. 4