NFPA funded research developing contaminant sensor – ISU Tech Brief

Students at Iowa State University are working on a research project, Dielectric Spectroscopic Sensor Development for Hydraulic Fluid Contaminant Detection, funded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The goal of the project is to develop a practical dielectric sensor for detecting contaminants in hydraulic fluids. The sensor was designed and fabricated to be low … Continue reading NFPA funded research developing contaminant sensor – ISU Tech Brief

Hanna offers tips for saving fuel, energy on the farm

Energy costs may not be your largest expense on the farm, but it’s one that you can jump in on and make a fairly large impact without changing productivity, says Mark Hanna, Extension ag engineer at Iowa State University. He offers ideas for conserving fuel, including reduced tillage passes, shifting up, front-wheel assist and hybrid … Continue reading Hanna offers tips for saving fuel, energy on the farm

Jake Harry: Combining an interest of math with engineering to ultimately help others

Aerospace engineering senior says being engaged in and outside of classroom shaped his adventure at Iowa State Sometimes things are meant to go together. For Jake Harry, a senior in aerospace engineering, that serendipity was applying his math skills in an engineering field. “I’ve always enjoyed using math to build something useful and help other … Continue reading Jake Harry: Combining an interest of math with engineering to ultimately help others

Three engineering women join group recognized for impact at Iowa State

Diane Rover, Andrea Dvorak and Julia Anderson-Lee pictured in calendar published by Catt Center for Women and Politics The ninth annual Women Impacting ISU calendar will honor 12 women from Iowa State. Three people affiliated with the College of Engineering are honored to be part of the new calendar, which was unveiled on Wednesday, January 14, … Continue reading Three engineering women join group recognized for impact at Iowa State

Iowa State students part of global challenge to reduce food insecurity

Olivia Reicks and Trey Forsyth want to be part of the solution to end world hunger. It’s a daunting task considering that it will take a 70 percent increase in food production by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing global population, but that only serves as motivation for the two Iowa State University … Continue reading Iowa State students part of global challenge to reduce food insecurity

Chemist by trade studies catalyst design in engineering program

CBE’s Jean-Philippe Tessonnier adds to biomass conversion research at Iowa State When Jean-Philippe Tessonnier began college at the University of Strasbourg in France, he decided to major in chemistry. As he progressed further into the bachelor’s program, Tessonnier realized that he wanted to apply the concepts learned in the classroom to industrially relevant problems. This … Continue reading Chemist by trade studies catalyst design in engineering program

Mechanical engineering alumnus named chairman of TiE Global

Al Kapoor, who graduated from Iowa State in 1992 with a M.S. in mechanical engineering, was recently named chairman of TiE Global. The company fosters entrepreneurship across the world by nurturing future entrepreneurs. This article was originally posted by INDIA New England.

Peng Wei feature

New aerospace professor works to connect the world with more efficient air travel 

Peng Wei, a self-titled “airplane nerd,” joins the Iowa State faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering beginning in January 2015. He’ll teach two classes in systems engineering and work on three areas of research related to his biggest interest: air traffic management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and airline and airport operations. Wei earned his … Continue reading New aerospace professor works to connect the world with more efficient air travel 

Water conservation adds up in swine operations

Hog producers use a great quantity of water, and in addition to water conservation being the environmentally correct thing to do, producers have a number of other reason to watch every drop they use in their operation. Daniel Andersen, Iowa State University assistant professor in the department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, talks swine operation … Continue reading Water conservation adds up in swine operations

IE student’s honors presentation chosen as best in College of Engineering

Members of the College of Engineering Honors Program Committee evaluate Engineering Honors Program members’ honors project poster presentations at the University Honors Program poster symposium.  The best-reviewed presenter each semester is awarded a $250 scholarship from the College of Engineering. The Fall 2014 engineering capstone presentation selected as best among its peers was by Michelle Voelker, now … Continue reading IE student’s honors presentation chosen as best in College of Engineering