Three alumni honored with Professional Progress in Engineering Award

The College of Engineering recently recognized three engineering alumni under the age of 46 who have achieved outstanding professional progress, personal development and distinguished community service. Michael Determan (B.S. Chemical Engineering and Economics ’01 and Ph.D. Chemical Engineering ‘06), Kendall Griffith (B.S. Construction Engineering ‘92)  and Venkat Raman (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering ’03) received the Professional … Continue reading Three alumni honored with Professional Progress in Engineering Award

Iowa State’s Laflamme to innovate structural cladding

Simon Laflamme, assistant professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering, will conduct a nationally funded research project on repurposing a building’s architectural envelope to one that structurally protects it from natural and manmade hazards. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Laflamme $500,000, in partnership with Lehigh University professors James Ricles and Spencer Quiel, to … Continue reading Iowa State’s Laflamme to innovate structural cladding

Chase, Greenwood named to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Two leaders – Jerry Chase and Don Greenwood – in the Iowa construction industry will soon be named to the Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was established in 2010 to recognize individuals who have played a significant role in the construction industry and who have contributed to the … Continue reading Chase, Greenwood named to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

ISU students win overall prize at NACTA judging conference

Iowa State University student teams won the overall award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 8-10. The Sweepstakes Award was presented for the Iowa State teams’ good showing in 10 agricultural subject matter contests at the conference, which was hosted by Black Hawk College in … Continue reading ISU students win overall prize at NACTA judging conference

New tool evaluates odor reduction

A team of Iowa State University specialists has developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor-mitigation techniques. The Air Management Practices Assessment Tool is web-based, available at www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat at no charge. “The website was developed to help livestock and poultry producers identify practices to reduce odors, and emissions of gases and … Continue reading New tool evaluates odor reduction

Ana-Paula Correia named ELO Faculty Fellow

Ana-Paula Correia, associate professor in the School of Education and faculty member of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) program, has been selected as a Faculty Fellow in ISU’s Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO) for 2015-2016. As ELO’s first Faculty Fellow, Correia will work to establish a research framework to support Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) … Continue reading Ana-Paula Correia named ELO Faculty Fellow

Wlezien elected to AIAA Board of Directors

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced today the results of its 2015 Board of Directors election. Richard Wlezien, department chair of aerospace engineering, has been elected to vice president-elect of education. The newly elected board members will begin their terms of office on May 7. President-Elect James “Jim” Maser, Pratt & Whitney Vice President-Elect, … Continue reading Wlezien elected to AIAA Board of Directors

Actually, it is rocket science

It’s not every day you get congratulated by NASA. The Cyclone Student Launch Initiative Team just finished competing against approximately 20 other university teams in a NASA competition for rocket technologies. The intent is that these technologies could be used by NASA to collect and transport samples from planet Mars back to Earth, and the … Continue reading Actually, it is rocket science

Agricultural engineering alumnus promoted to plant manager at Grain Processing Corporation

Brian Peters has been promoted to plant manager at Grain Processing Corporation (GPC). He joined the company in 2006 as Sweetener Division engineer and has held positions in other departments, including the Research Department, and most recently served as MALTRIN® Division superintendent. Peters is a graduate of Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor … Continue reading Agricultural engineering alumnus promoted to plant manager at Grain Processing Corporation

AerE inducts exemplary alumni into Hall of Distinguished Alumni

On Tuesday, April 7, the Department of Aerospace Engineering inducted two alumni into their Hall of Distinguished of Alumni. The event included a student showcase featuring work from aerospace graduate students and Make to Innovate teams, and a cocktail hour and dinner in the Iowa State Alumni Center. Chris Chadwick was born in Cedar Rapids, … Continue reading AerE inducts exemplary alumni into Hall of Distinguished Alumni

CBE’s Jenny Gibbs awarded again, as Outstanding Engineering Adviser

Jenny Gibbs, an adviser in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named an Outstanding Engineering Adviser. She will be recognized by the university’s Engineering Student Council in a banquet April 21. The honor is based on student nominations. A popular adviser with students, this comes on the heels of another recent recognition … Continue reading CBE’s Jenny Gibbs awarded again, as Outstanding Engineering Adviser

ISU engineering students will auction Ghanaian folk art coffin to fund village dam

Iowa State University engineering students hope that auctioning a rare work of folk art can help fund construction of an earthen dam for an African village. The artwork is a painted coffin in the form of an ear of corn. It was sculpted by Ghana’s leading fantasy coffin artist, Eric Adjetey Anang, when he was … Continue reading ISU engineering students will auction Ghanaian folk art coffin to fund village dam

Students showcase research, projects at symposium

Iowa State’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression Symposium took place Tuesday in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union. The symposium included 49 majors, 145 students and 113 presentations of research projects undergraduate students have been developing. The event is coordinated by the honors program to showcase various types of research from undergraduate students. It … Continue reading Students showcase research, projects at symposium