Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Iowa State alum, CMU president Subra Suresh makes the case for diversity

The guest of honor was running late. The 85 students waiting for him were patient, though, because it was a beautiful fall day, and they shared a special bond with the man coming to join them. Each of the students was born in another nation and had chosen to come to Carnegie Mellon University to … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Iowa State alum, CMU president Subra Suresh makes the case for diversity

Gregory awarded Trapp Graduate Fellowship in CNDE

Elizabeth Gregory, PhD candidate in aerospace engineering, has been awarded the first Trapp Graduate Fellowship from the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE). Her thesis is titled, “Condition estimation of material state based on NDE measurements within a Bayesian framework”. Gregory is active on campus serving as the president of the ISU graduate student chapter of … Continue reading Gregory awarded Trapp Graduate Fellowship in CNDE

Richard LeSar named an AAAS Fellow

For his work advancing materials science, statistics, animal science and biophysics, Richard LeSar, the Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of four Iowa State researchers to have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). LeSar, who is also … Continue reading Richard LeSar named an AAAS Fellow

New courses in biorenewables leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR

The Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Program at Iowa State University is growing with the help of Iowa NSF EPSCoR support and faculty expertise. The graduate program was the first in biorenewable resources established in the United States. It pulls faculty from 16 academic departments and five colleges for a truly interdisciplinary experience. Iowa NSF … Continue reading New courses in biorenewables leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR

Iowa State researchers hope to make bioplastic adhesives stick in the marketplace

Written by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service Researchers at Iowa State University are working to prove that adhesives made from a byproduct of biodiesel production can offer consumers a cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative to the acrylic adhesives currently on the market. Their goal is to produce commercially viable bioplastic adhesives that will … Continue reading Iowa State researchers hope to make bioplastic adhesives stick in the marketplace

Civil engineering alumnus named American Council of Engineering Companies chairman

The following is a passage from a Nov. 14, 2014, press release from TranSystems: Peter Strub (BSCE’81), a principal at TranSystems, has been selected as the next Chair Elect/Chairman for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). His term as Chair Elect will begin in April 2015, and as Chairman he is set to preside … Continue reading Civil engineering alumnus named American Council of Engineering Companies chairman

Weems Troupe selected for Aviation Week’s Twenty20s List

Aerospace engineering alumna one of twenty recognized as emerging leaders Sarah (Weems) Troupe may have only been officially in the workforce since May, but she’s already being recognized for her outstanding talents. Troupe was recently named to Aviation Week’s Twenty20s list based on her involvement as a student at Iowa State and her contributions to … Continue reading Weems Troupe selected for Aviation Week’s Twenty20s List

New Iowa State mobile classroom brings advanced technology learning to K-12 schools

Sure they flock to 3-D movies and send Instagrams with a frenzy, but can they model a tractor part with a MakerBot? Or test ergonomic design with Oculus Rift? Although Iowa’s K-12 population is tech savvy, they still have more to learn before maneuvering through advanced technology to solve problems in design and manufacturing, says … Continue reading New Iowa State mobile classroom brings advanced technology learning to K-12 schools