Archives for April 2014

ME student nominated for student employee award

Josh Delarm, senior in mechanical engineering, has spent his time at Iowa State combining leadership skills with engineering knowledge, which resulted in his recent nomination for ISU Student Employee of the Year. Delarm began working as a Resource Hub tech in the Make to Innovate (M2I) lab approximately two and a half years ago. M2I [Continue Reading…]

Partnerships between ISU, industry lead to innovation

Written by Ronald Cox, Iowa State University College of Engineering Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach The Des Moines Register Most Iowans may be unable to credit the source, but I think we’re all relatively familiar with the old quote from Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu about the journey of 1,000 miles beginning with a single step. For [Continue Reading…]

Brigadier General Patrick J. Doherty, aerospace alumnus, speaking at commencement

Iowa State University sends its graduates all over the world to do many things. Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty is no different and is returning to the university on May 10 as the undergraduate commencement speaker. Doherty first joined the Air Force through the ROTC at Iowa State, where he earned his Bachelor of Science [Continue Reading…]

Emerson/Fisher lab dedicated

One of the labs in Black Engineering is home to two new prototype lab skids, donated by Emerson Process Management’s Fisher. In honor of the donation, the lab was dedicated as the Emerson/Fisher Laboratory on April 21. “Our students will greatly benefit from the donation of these lab skids from Emerson/Fisher,” said Caroline Hayes, chair [Continue Reading…]

Research by Helmers and Tang featured in RESOURCE

The  May/June 2014 issue of RESOURCE, an ASABE publication, features the research of two Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering faculty – Dr. Matt Helmers and Dr. Lie Tang. Dr. Helmers’ work on STRIPS (Science-Based Trials of Row Crops Integrated with Prairie Strips) is profiled on page 12. Dr. Tang’s research in robotics is highlighted on page 24. For the [Continue Reading…]

Mixed Media Piece Wins Biorenewables Art Competition

Written by Bob Mills, Bioeconomy Institute communications specialist  A mixed-media work of art entitled “Memento Mori” by Natalie Buskohl won the “Best in Show” award at the 2014 Biorenewables Art Competition held by the Bioeconomy Institute. Buskohl, a senior in Integrated Studio Arts in Iowa State University’s College of Design, received a $750 prize. Her [Continue Reading…]

Michaela Antolak: ‘If I can’t be an astronaut, I’ll build the rockets’

A strict series of physical requirements must be met in order to earn the coveted position of a NASA astronaut: 20/20 corrected vision, 140/90 blood pressure, and a height between 62 and 75 inches. At 5 feet tall, only two inches separated Michaela Antolak from her lifelong dream. Growing up near the Johnson Space Center, [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2014 commencement

Benjamin Jacobson, senior in industrial engineering and Spanish, from Johnston, Iowa, will serve as the College of Engineering student marshal during the spring 2014 commencement ceremony. He will be accompanied by Leslie Potter, senior lecturer of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, as he leads the engineering class into the ceremony held May 10. During his [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State Dairy Association Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

The Iowa State Dairy Association (ISDA) has awarded fourteen $500 college scholarships to deserving Iowa students. “ISDA is excited to award these scholarships,” says Larry Shover, President of the Iowa State Dairy Association. “It’s always fun to review the applications and see so much potential in the students. The applicants amaze us year after year.” [Continue Reading…]

First-place finish at ERN conference caps off a busy four years for ME senior

Alex Avendano, senior in mechanical engineering, recently earned first place for his poster presentation at the national Emerging Research Network (ERN) conference in Washington, D.C. Avendano’s presentation about his McNair research project was selected as first from about 40 others in the Materials Science category. After attending the conference for the past three years, Avendano [Continue Reading…]

New York high school student partners with Iowa State University researchers in NSF-NEES project, wins awards

An Iowa State University professor and graduate student developed a research partnership with a student from a top American high school. Maria Walsh-Regotti, a senior at Ossining High School in Ossining, N.Y., partnered with Sri Sritharan, Wilson Engineering Professor and professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State. As a high school sophomore, [Continue Reading…]

IE students learn history of campus art manufacturing at Iowa State

Industrial engineering students in a solidification processes course learned about the mold making and casting processes used to create art for Iowa State’s campus. Students enrolled in the industrial engineering course I E 348, instructed by Professor Frank Peters, attended a lecture in Morrill Hall to “gain another perspective of the processes and capabilities” that [Continue Reading…]