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Tunc Doluca, president and CEO of Maxim Integrated, elected SIA vice chair

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated, as its 2016 Vice Chair.

Flytzani-Stephanopoulos spotlighted as CBE Doraiswami lecturer

CBE faculty and graduate students welcomed Dr. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos December 10, as she delivered a special presentation as the L.K. Doraiswamy Honor Lecturer. The L.K. Doraiswamy Honor Lectureship in Chemical Engineering selects one internationally recognized scientist or engineer each year to present lectures at Iowa State University and at the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune, …Continue reading “Flytzani-Stephanopoulos spotlighted as CBE Doraiswami lecturer”

Steve Bell: Paying forward a passion for teaching

ABE lecturer returns to Iowa State after a career’s worth of field experience  “My career goes back farther than my hairline,” jokes the newest occupational safety engineering lecturer in the ABE department. Steve Bell couldn’t be more excited to be back at Iowa State. A 1981 ISU graduate in construction engineering, he has returned to …Continue reading “Steve Bell: Paying forward a passion for teaching”

Mr. Rare Earth easing into retirement

Written by Kerry Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs When Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. began work on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University and hired on as an Ames Laboratory graduate researcher in metallurgy, Dwight Eisenhower was serving his first term in the White House. Now, more than six decades later, Gschneidner …Continue reading “Mr. Rare Earth easing into retirement”

Jacobson featured on Iowa Public Radio

Doug Jacobson, University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio’s Ben Kieffer on the December 9 edition of River to River. Jacobson and ISU associate professor of information systems Brian Mennecke, give their takes on the latest news regarding privacy, data collection, and cyber-security at the link below. The Illusion of Privacy in …Continue reading “Jacobson featured on Iowa Public Radio”

Iowa State civil engineering graduate student showcase puts on greatest performance yet

Fifty Iowa State University graduate students showcased their research Dec. 3 at the 5th Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. About 100 fellow students, faculty, staff, family, friends and alumni attended the event, which was held on the entire second floor of Town Engineering Building. Since 2011 …Continue reading “Iowa State civil engineering graduate student showcase puts on greatest performance yet”

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory engineer developing materials for tissue engineering, vaccines

Surya Mallapragada believes in the power and potential of bio- and bio-inspired materials to improve human health. She’s been researching the materials and how they can solve biomedical problems for nearly two decades. And there are good reasons for sticking with the studies.

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2015 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony

Women Engineers Today: Meet Shauna Hallmark

The following is an excerpt from Go!, an online magazine produced by the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation intended for teens on education and career opportunities in transportation. Jacqueline Nester writes: “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we’re going,” …Continue reading “Women Engineers Today: Meet Shauna Hallmark”

Cochran Fellows visit CALS, ABE

Since 1984, the Cochran Fellowship Program has been bringing foreign agricultural professionals to the US for technical training, networking and a greater understanding of the US agricultural sector in general. The program, which is sponsored by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, is geared toward agricultural professionals from “middle income countries, emerging markets and emerging democracies.” …Continue reading “Cochran Fellows visit CALS, ABE”

Iowa State University awarded $3 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology

Researchers in the College of Engineering work to create a low-cost, safe and efficient sodium-based battery While lithium-ion batteries have proven their worth in storing energy on a smaller scale, Steve W. Martin says an alternative solution is necessary for storing large amounts of energy, like the gigawatts of wind energy now being harvested from …Continue reading “Iowa State University awarded $3 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology”

Get schooled in rare-earth metals

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016.

Iowa State remembers environmental engineering pioneer Bob Baumann

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University celebrates the life of E. Robert “Bob” Baumann – international educator, engineer and pioneer of Iowa State’s environmental engineering program. He died in Ames on Oct. 23, 2015, at age 94. Baumann, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus in civil and construction engineering, brought …Continue reading “Iowa State remembers environmental engineering pioneer Bob Baumann”