College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards

Kathy Weaver and Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, both academic advisors for industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, were named Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisors for the 2014-2015 academic year by ISU Learning Communities. This honor is given to peer mentor supervisors who show great dedication and service to their peer mentors. The awards were presented at the Learning Communities Peer …Continue reading “Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards”

Keysight Technologies recognizes distinguished technical contribution with appointment of Keysight Fellows

Bill Anklam, a 1982 Iowa State electrical engineering graduate, has been selected as a Keysight Fellow. This designation, awarded by Keysight Technologies, is reserved for the highest level of achievement for an individual contributor in the company. Anklam received this promotion through a rigorous selection process led by Jay Alexander, Keysight chief technology officer and vice president.

Sparton names Joseph T. Schneider senior vice president of sales and marketing

The technology company Sparton is welcoming an ISU alumnus as its new vice president. Joseph T. Schneider, a 1990 industrial engineering graduate, started his position as senior vice president of sales and marketing on May 26, 2015. Schneider has over 25 years of business experience and most recently served as vice president/general manager of a business unit within Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Division.

Mechanical engineering Ph.D. graduate awarded for paper on spray research

Benjamin Halls was recently recognized by the Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems for research he conducted during his graduate program at Iowa State. Halls, a 2014 mechanical engineering Ph.D. graduate, received the Simmons Award for Best Student Presenter for his paper “X-ray Fluorescence Measurement of Mixing in Impinging Jets.” The research for the …Continue reading “Mechanical engineering Ph.D. graduate awarded for paper on spray research”

Iowa State College of Engineering partners with Drake University, University of Iowa and Indiana University to provide opportunities for graduates pursuing law degrees

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Engineering announced a new partnership with three renowned law schools to provide opportunities for its graduates who wish to continue their education by pursuing Juris Doctorate degrees. This collaboration with Drake University Law School, University of Iowa College of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law, …Continue reading “Iowa State College of Engineering partners with Drake University, University of Iowa and Indiana University to provide opportunities for graduates pursuing law degrees”

Class develops proposal to improve transportation safety on campus

On a warm spring day, Iowa State’s campus appears to swell with people. Eager to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter, students pack the sidewalks and roadways as they head to their next class. CyRide drivers carefully navigate the crowded streets, keeping a wary eye out for distracted students that jaywalk in front of their bus.

Outreach brings Team PrISUm to State Capitol

As part of their bi-annual educational outreach tour (called the “SunRun”), members of Team PrISUm, Iowa State’s Solar Car Team made a stop at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, May 19. While there, members were able to talk with both students and politicians about how the car works and what the team …Continue reading “Outreach brings Team PrISUm to State Capitol”

Hong receives 2015 Bailey Career Development Award

Wei Hong, associate professor of aerospace engineering, has been named one of two recipients of the 2015 Bailey Career Development Award. Award funding will support his work as detailed in this proposal titled, “Next-generation micro-structured materials through additive manufacturing”. “I would like to express my gratitude to the award committee. The support provided by the award …Continue reading “Hong receives 2015 Bailey Career Development Award”

Young innovators bring creations to life in NASA Goddard Spinoff Challenge

Which of NASA’s space-venturing creations would you like to see used on Earth? Are there ways to reinvent spacecraft technologies that could improve the lives of humans? Students across the country joined forces to answer these questions and ultimately design a virtual environment for showcasing ideas in the NASA Goddard OPTIMUS PRIME InWorld Spinoff Challenge. …Continue reading “Young innovators bring creations to life in NASA Goddard Spinoff Challenge”

CCEE professors Jim Alleman, Say Kee Ong awarded 2015 Cerwick Medallion

Last fall Jim Alleman and Say Kee Ong were appointed Cerwick Faculty Professors – an award that recognizes and promotes the excellence of the faculty in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University. At a May 4 ceremony, Alleman and Ong received their Cerwick Medallions from President Steven Leath. …Continue reading “CCEE professors Jim Alleman, Say Kee Ong awarded 2015 Cerwick Medallion”

Does hog size impact manure production?

Daniel Andersen, aka Dr. Manure, addresses a multi-part question about the proper facility design and size to adequately handle the manure produced in a swine operation in a late-April blog. Andersen is an assistant professor in the Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. He had received the question “why are more swine farmers …Continue reading “Does hog size impact manure production?”

Iowa State students apply construction engineering theory to electrical boards

Thirty-nine students, divided into seven teams, compile power drills, load centers, pull wire, screws, circuit breakers, and light bulbs to assemble them onto 2-by-4-foot plywood boards. They build scaled-down building electrical systems – an exciting project in CON E 353, the electrical systems for building course in Iowa State University’s construction engineering program. Jenny Baker, …Continue reading “Iowa State students apply construction engineering theory to electrical boards”

French high jumper Vallet warming to life at Iowa State

A little Googling took Marine Vallet a long way. The high jumper from France needed to complete a study-abroad program as part of her degree requirements for INSA Rennes. So the materials engineering major did a little research and landed at Iowa State. She found the corresponding courses. She got along well with the coaches.

Cyclone Space Mining pushing to remain a leader at NASA compeition

Early in the week, the mining robot of Cyclone Space Mining was mostly a pile of parts in the team’s campus workshop. And that pile was still too small. So team members were working at a bank of nearby computers, designing more parts for their mining machine. And Tyler Broich, the team’s vice president, was getting ready to order a few more blocks of aluminum that could be turned into all those new parts.