Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes Dr. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos of Tufts University as this year’s L.K. Doraiswamy Honor Lectureship speaker. She will present “Heterogeneous Catalyst Design at the Single Atom Limit: A Diverse Reaction Landscape” December 10 at 11 a.m. in 2061 Sweeney Hall. The L. K. Doraiswamy Honor Lectureship in …Continue reading “CBE Doraiswamy lecture presents Tufts’ Flytzani-Stephanopoulos”
Susan Lyons has been teaching middle school and high school for 15 years. She works for Pella Community Schools and is a master teacher for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a program that introduces middle and high school students to STEM curriculum and hands-on experiences. Iowa State University College of Engineering Community Outreach serves in leadership with Iowa PLTW as the affiliate partner. Throughout Lyons’ career, she has looked for ways to engage students in STEM lessons, and she says PLTW is a great way to do just that.
On November 12th, Jacek Koziel, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering received the “Zasluzony dla Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wroclawiu” medal. Translation ~  Distinguished Service Award, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences [WUELS, Poland]. Koziel received the award during a special ceremony commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In …Continue reading “Koziel recognized with Distinguished Service Award”
Every year the Iowa Energy Center selects four leaders in energy research and innovation, one for each of our main focus areas: bioenergy, education and outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Two of these winners are members of Iowa State’s College of Engineering faculty.
When he began his adventure at Iowa State University, Joe Vanstrom was a student looking for a way to get more hands-on in the engineering field. He found his calling in the industrial technology program and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the discipline. Now, he has returned to campus as a lecturer in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department.
Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. student working in the Bioeconomy Institute, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomass2015 conference held recently in Chicago. It marks the third time in a row that an Iowa State student has placed in this prestigious competition.
While Juan Ren was growing up, she was surrounded by a family of teachers who kept a watchful eye over her studies. As she began working on her degree in engineering, she never planned on joining the family tradition in education until she served as a teaching assistant during her PhD program at Rutgers University.
Charles Hurburgh, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, director of Iowa State University’s grain quality initiative and a member of the food safety alliance, reports that ISU is working toward becoming an FSMA training center, and he’s anticipating that among the offerings will be an ethanol-industry-specific training course.
“Change the furnace filter and have the furnace checked by a professional technician for proper operation,” Iowa State University Ag Engineering Specialist Greg Brenneman said.
Tighter economic conditions will require a new examination of what iron is in your shed and how much it’s impacting your bottom line. Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University, says with each machinery need, these questions should be asked: Why do I need it? What do I want it to do? And what …Continue reading “5 ways farmers hold the line on equipment costs”
His research may involve working with small particles, but Jaime Juarez, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has big plans.