Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering PhD student Hao Chen, and Assistant Professor Liming Xiong published their work in Physical Review Letters, a highly ranked physics journal. In the paper, the researchers predicted and studied a new type of first-order phase transformations. Levitas, Xiong, and … Continue reading Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

CCEE students honored with University Graduate College Academic Awards

Three graduate students earn honors for achievements in research, teaching The department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (ISU CCEE) selected three graduate students for top university awards in research and teaching this semester. Two students, Zhen Cui and Liang Cao, earned the Graduate College Research Excellence Award. This award, which … Continue reading CCEE students honored with University Graduate College Academic Awards

A portion of the ISU AGC gift donations (Photo courtesy Nathan Pals)

In time of giving, local families receive gifts from ISU AGC

Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (ISU AGC) members mark season with donations to those in need When Nathan Pals organizes Iowa State University Associated General Contractor’s, or ISU AGC, donations during the winter season, the college sophomore has two standard questions he asks local families. “You ask them not only what they need, but what … Continue reading In time of giving, local families receive gifts from ISU AGC

ABE alum creates ISU startup factory company to take on the mitigation of N and P

As Iowa State University researchers Dr. Martin Gross (former graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering) and Dr. Zhiyou Wen worked in their lab to develop an algal growth technology to create algal biomass, they never imagined that what they developed would also solve a problem much bigger and way beyond the original scope of … Continue reading ABE alum creates ISU startup factory company to take on the mitigation of N and P

Fall class of 2016 civil engineering graduates (photo by Kate Tindall)

CCEE celebrates fall class of 2016 graduates

More than 90 graduates were recognized during the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering’s (CCEE) Fall 2016 Pre-commencement Celebration. The celebration, held on Saturday morning at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, commended the success of the fall class of 2016. Both civil and construction engineering graduates were honored during the event. Each student present … Continue reading CCEE celebrates fall class of 2016 graduates

Twitter and cars don’t mix: students explore transportation topics for Freshman Research Initiative

Civil engineering freshman explore safety on the roads through one of Iowa State’s newest research programs It’s not difficult to hook Carter Bohle on research. Just mention a driving simulator. “Dr. Savolainen said one day in class that people have used the driving simulator before,” Bohle said. “That caught our attention right away. We were … Continue reading Twitter and cars don’t mix: students explore transportation topics for Freshman Research Initiative

Fall class of 2016 honored during AerE ceremony

The Class of the Fall of 2016 was recognized Saturday morning with a brunch in the atrium of Howe Hall, followed by a reception in Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium. The graduating seniors were recognized for their achievements at Iowa State and announced their career plans. Six seniors were honored with awards for the exceptional achievements while … Continue reading Fall class of 2016 honored during AerE ceremony

MAVRIC wins Rohde & Schwarz 2 minutes competition

Rohde & Schwarz, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of test & measurement, communications and broadcasting equipment,announced the winner of the 2 minutes competition. MAVRIC, a Make to Innovate project at Iowa State University was declared the winner of the international competition. Applicants were asked to submit a two-minute video detailing how they would use … Continue reading MAVRIC wins Rohde & Schwarz 2 minutes competition