Archives for June 2014

Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’ – Andrew Seidel

Andrew Seidel, of Pine Plains, New York, has joined The Chazen Companies, in Poughkeepsie, New York, as senior project engineer/project manager. He will work in the firm’s municipal engineering group on water and wastewater projects. Seidel received his bachelor’s degree in engineering operations, with an emphasis on environmental engineering, from Iowa State University. Most recently, [Continue Reading…]

CoE alumni amongst Grain Processing Corporation new hires and promotions

Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) recently announced new hires and personnel promotions, some of whom are CoE alumni: Tim Foster has joined GPC as a maintenance division engineer. He graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, where he also participated in the Naval ROTC. Kyle Burnham has been promoted to feed [Continue Reading…]

Alumni Merit Award winner works to support next generation of engineers

Dale Johnson received the 2014 Iowa State Alumni Association’s Alumni Merit Award. Created in 1932, the award recognizes alumni for outstanding contributions to human welfare that go beyond purely professional accomplishments and bring honor to the university. Johnson received a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Iowa State in 1960 and 1962, respectively. Unbeknownst to [Continue Reading…]

Visions Across America: Matthew Hake

Written by Carole Gieseke – Chief Communications Officer, Iowa State University Alumni Association Photography by Jim Heemstra Matthew Hake had been the division administrator for the Vermont office of the Federal Highway Administration just two and a half weeks when the unthinkable happened: A massive flood knocked out bridges, destroyed roads, and isolated entire towns [Continue Reading…]

IE Alumni follows dreams to Hollywood, back to Iowa

Marlin Fischer, a 1980 industrial engineering alumnus, followed a unique career path after his time at Iowa State. Fischer accepted a series of jobs that led to a Hollywood career, a new company in Iowa and a career in the military. Read more about Fischer’s career here.

Saltzman of chemical engineering announced as 2014 Mines Medalist

W. Mark Saltzman, an expert in biomedical engineering, drug delivery, tissue engineering and gene therapy, has been named the 2014 Mines Medalist by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The Des Moines, Iowa, native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in 1981. He is the sixth Mines Medalist [Continue Reading…]

ME faculty member, student featured on Honors Research Program website

Terry Meyer, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Chloe Dedic, graduate student in mechanical engineering, are both featured in videos on the Honors Research Program website. For more than 20 years, this spring-semester program has provided opportunities for faculty to work with talented first-year students in their research. This program introduces students to the world [Continue Reading…]

Training the next generation of engineers for a better planet

Nine engineering students are currently working in Nicaragua with Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability (EOS), in order to better understand how to design for people with very different needs and environmental constraints. EOS is a not-for-profit organization started by Wes Meyer and Greg McGrath, two Iowa State mechanical engineering alumni. The organization focuses on providing low-cost, culturally and [Continue Reading…]

ECpE students earn NSF graduate research fellowships

by Michael Still The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) was started in 1952 to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States. Today, this program continues to recognize and support outstanding graduates in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Iowa State University students [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineers turn LEGO bricks into a scientific tool to study plant growth

Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment. The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth, specifically how variations in climate and soil characteristics affect root growth. That requires highly controlled environments that expose whole plants to environmental [Continue Reading…]

Visions Across America: Justin Ahmann

Written by Carole Gieseke – Chief Communications Officer, Iowa State University Alumni Association Photography by Jim Heemstra Kalispell, Mont., is a long way from Carroll, Iowa. But Carroll native Justin Ahmann (’05 civil engineering) and his wife, Laura, were deliberate about where they wanted to live. Laura is originally from California but went to college [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State researchers find evidence of growing polarization in U.S.

Personal values, race, as well as social and economic inequality, all contribute to the growing political divide in America. To better understand the impact of this division, Iowa State University researchers developed a technique to determine if election results truly represent the “will of the people.” Their study of ballot data from the Cambridge, Massachusetts, [Continue Reading…]