Visions Across America: Garret Pick

Written by Carole Gieseke – Chief Communications Officer, Iowa State University Alumni Association Photography by Jim Heemstra Endless summer. That’s part of the reason Garret Pick moved to Hawaii. That, and the culture, the natural beauty, the diversity, the people, the food, and the music. “I like just about everything” about Hawaii, Garret said. The … Continue reading Visions Across America: Garret Pick

Engineering fundamentals taught in local 4-H club and FIRST LEGO League competition

A team of eight sixth and seventh graders is running for first place and $20,000 in the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition. Iowa County 4-H team Robotic Raiders of Williamsburg, Iowa, designed an educational board game, called “Cyclone Survivors,” that teaches kids about tornadoes and tornado safety. They made it for the 2014 … Continue reading Engineering fundamentals taught in local 4-H club and FIRST LEGO League competition

Iowa State remains a National Center of Academic Excellence for cyber security

Iowa State University has once again won designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education. The designation covers the academic years from 2014 to 2021. Iowa State was one of the first seven universities to earn the designation in 1999 and has had it ever since. “This goes to show our … Continue reading Iowa State remains a National Center of Academic Excellence for cyber security

MSE professor runs in Israel’s presidential race

Dan Shechtman, an Iowa State University Distinguished Professor in materials science and engineering, is officially on the ballot for the presidential race of Israel. Shechtman won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2011 for his discovery of quasicrystals, which he published in 1984. Shechtman splits his time working in the Ames Laboratory and at Technion — … Continue reading MSE professor runs in Israel’s presidential race

Students ‘get real engineering experience’ through tractor pull club

The Cyclone Powers Pullers club has given Jason Herbers a lot of experience for his future career in agricultural engineering. Herbers, senior in agricultural engineering, is currently preparing his team and quarter-scale tractor pull prototype for the national competition May 29 in Peoria, Ill. “This is a way to further develop engineering students and give … Continue reading Students ‘get real engineering experience’ through tractor pull club

ISU students visit Warsaw University, Ag Study Abroad in Poland

On Friday, May 16, the Department of Production Engineering at Warsaw University in Poland welcomed a group of students from Iowa State University (USA). The meeting was organized by Dr. Piotr Borowski, who escorted guests around the Department, showed classrooms and laboratory extrusion consisting of, among others, single screw extruders with two instrumentation, enabling research thermomechanical treatment of … Continue reading ISU students visit Warsaw University, Ag Study Abroad in Poland

As rocky racing turns to mud runs, Iowa State Baja Team expects more success

5-27-14 Update: Somehow, the off-road racer built by Iowa State student-engineers held together through the end of the four-hour endurance race, earning the Baja Team its second checkered flag of the season and its best-ever overall finish. Sometime in the last quarter of the race, the rough, muddy racing sheared tubes used to repair damage … Continue reading As rocky racing turns to mud runs, Iowa State Baja Team expects more success

ABE students and professors visit UFV as part of on-going partnership

A delegation of 22 students and professors from Iowa State University and the University of Kentucky , in the areas of Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy, recently visited the Federal University of Viscosa (UFV) in Brazil.  Students were welcomed by Dean Nilda Fatima Ferreira Soares, on May 12, and were accompanied by professors Brian Steward of Iowa State University, and professor Tim Stombaugh … Continue reading ABE students and professors visit UFV as part of on-going partnership

New concept to improve power production of wind turbines

Hui Hu, professor of aerospace engineering, and his group at Iowa State University studied the effects of the relative rotation directions of two tandem wind turbines on the power production performance, the flow characteristics in the turbine wake flows, and the resultant wind loads acting on the turbines. The experimental study was performed in a … Continue reading New concept to improve power production of wind turbines