Webb awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Aerospace engineering doctoral student Kyle Webb has been awarded a competitive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for 2015. Webb’s research project is entitled, “Optimal Aerocapture Guidance”. His research will focus on optimal aerocapture guidance for spacecraft. Aerocapture is a maneuver by a spacecraft at hyperbolic speed to fly through the atmosphere of a planet (e. g., … Continue reading Webb awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Pit foaming research continues

A $1 million Iowa Pork Producers Association-funded research project on pit foaming has entered its third year. Researchers provided an update at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines. “Our goal is to find and correct the mechanisms of foaming,” said Steve Hoff, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor at Iowa State University and project … Continue reading Pit foaming research continues

Make 2 Innovate MAVRIC team selected as one of seven U.S. teams to travel to Utah

A redesigned rover has earned a group of ISU engineering students a chance to compete against teams from across the world at the end of May. Make 2 Innovate’s MAVRIC team will join 20 student groups from Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, India and Poland during the University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah. The highly competitive event … Continue reading Make 2 Innovate MAVRIC team selected as one of seven U.S. teams to travel to Utah

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