James W. Nilsson, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus for the Iowa State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away December 26, 2015 at Green Hills Health Care Center. He was 91. Nilsson, one of the most prominent and celebrated teachers in ECpE annals, earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa (1948), and … Continue reading ECpE mourns the loss of Jim Nilsson
Twenty years ago, a course called Toying with Technology℠ was just an idea. Now it is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing engineering concepts to the classroom. Materials Science and Engineering University Professor Dr. Larry Genalo and the late Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Charles Wright designed the course through a Miller Faculty Fellowship … Continue reading Toying with Technology celebrates 20 years of teaching
“I’m a geek,” that’s how Ally Smyth, the 2015 Design Employee of the Year, describes herself. In her “geekiness” co-workers see a leader and a valuable resource for new technology that always seems to be coming around the corner. The latest technology challenge for the Office of Design is an update to the design software they use.
The Toro Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected Richard M. Olson, Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Mr. Olson brings the Toro Board of Directors to 10 members. Mr. Olson has served as Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2015. … Continue reading I Tec alum elected to The Toro Company Board of Directors
Story originally published for Iowa Public Radio. In Des Moines Thursday Night, the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network hosted a panel about the future of energy policy and technology. One recurring theme was that Iowa is an agent for change when it comes to clean energy. Heather Zichal, a native Iowan, senior fellow … Continue reading Attitudes, Infrastructure, and Science–The Barriers to Clean Energy in Iowa
Story originally published for Iowa State Daily by Katlyn Campbell A professor in chemical and biological engineering hopes one day to get her research FDA approved to help patients and improve lives. Surya Mallapragada earned her graduate degree from the India Institute of Technology Bombay, obtained her Ph.D. at Purdue University, had a short postdoc … Continue reading Professor hopes research will help patients, improve lives
Scientists often take many roads that lead to progress. For Iowa State University’s water quality research, an important path has gone through Gilmore City, Iowa. A farm just outside the north-central Iowa town is home to Iowa State University’s Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site, a facility that has been working to further Iowa State … Continue reading Nation’s premier site for water quality science drives progress
Story originally published by The Ames Laboratory AMES, IA – U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist and Iowa State University adjunct professor in materials science and engineering Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee credited Anderson for demonstrating a “highly prolific … Continue reading Anderson named to National Academy of Inventors
Iowa could take a chunk of the nation’s $250 billion chemical market with greener replacements, but a state tax incentive is needed to help build the new industry, according to a report released Thursday.
Interactive devices to drive home safety messaging has gone to new heights at the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village. Thanks to local corporate sponsors and the donation of blueprints from Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering department, the safety village can demonstrate how difficult it is to pull someone from the grips of a grain bin.
Student Government filled a number of seats on various committees and read a bill to fund CySwap at its first meeting of the 2016 year. The Senate confirmed Jordan Muell, senior in agricultural engineering, as the director of sustainability. Muell said a major goal of his as director would be to improve efficiency and uniformity … Continue reading Engineering students appointed to GSB committee seats
By Jeff Eckhoff, communications manager for the Center for Industrial Research and Service. The future of modern manufacturing is now being built in the basement of ISU’s Sukup Hall – one 40-micron-thick layer at a time. Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) has been up and running for roughly a month now … Continue reading CIRAS’ metal printer— Pointing the way to new methods for making stuff
Great-great-grandson of Anson Marston gets a family history lesson from a school project When Nicholas Barney, an enthusiastic 3rd grader from Springfield, Virginia, was given an assignment to do a year-long project on a state of his choice, he knew he’d pick Iowa. Twenty years of research into family history that his mom, Lisa Barney, … Continue reading Marston family legacy lives on
In nearly every Iowa county, teams of 9- to 14-year-olds have been talking trash. How is it collected, transported and sorted? What can be salvaged, recycled or repurposed? What are some of the problems with the ways we dispose of things? What’s a solution to one of those problems?
Ping Lu, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, was named a 2016 Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Being named an AIAA Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of aerospace engineering as only one in 1,000 AIAA members receives the distinction each year. “It’s a … Continue reading Ping Lu Named AIAA Fellow