Archives for May 2016

CIRAS’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program receives 2016 Outstanding Project Award

Early in 2016, Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) launched a comprehensive training program designed to standardize the way Iowa companies learn about government contracting. In April, the program received national recognition during the spring conference of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) CIRAS, which is part of the [Continue Reading…]

Mechanical engineering student receives Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Award

Raul Hernandez, a senior in mechanical engineering, was not always certain of what his future held. Born and raised in Mexico, Hernandez came to the United States in 2001, and he and his family settled in Rock Island, Illinois. Hernandez is the oldest of three and the first to attend higher education—his brother is in [Continue Reading…]

Xin: Lowest egg prices in a decade

Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center, says the layer population here has rebounded, “As of today, we have about 48 million laying hens and we lost about 25 million during the AI outbreak. So, at the high point, our state had about 59 million and so we’re about 10 to 11 million birds [Continue Reading…]

ABE alum selected as NMSU dean of College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Rolando Flores, professor and head of Food Science and Technology and director of the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been selected as dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. He has a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University (1981) and a bachelor’s degree [Continue Reading…]

CCEE Department to Host Federal Aviation Researchers on National Scale

In one week, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering opens its doors to researchers from across the nation. The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) has chosen Iowa State University to host its annual meeting June 7-9. PEGASAS works to partner researchers, educators and industry leaders with [Continue Reading…]

Cyclone Power Pullers hope revamped transmission will allow their quarter-scale tractor to charge to victory

Students at Iowa State University building a from-scratch miniature tractor have pinned their hopes to a radical redesign of a critical component – but you might not notice it at first glance. Rather than build a hydraulic transmission, which is the industry standard, the Power Pullers have gambled on an electronic one in a bid [Continue Reading…]

CCEE Competition Tests Beam, Skills

What happens when buildings are put to the test? Professor Matt Rouse created the CCEE Reinforced Concrete Beam Contest to show his students exactly that. “As engineers, a lot of times we design things but we don’t get to see how they fail. Hopefully not, anyway,” he said with a smile. This spring, Rouse’s engineering [Continue Reading…]

University recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs”

Iowa State University was recently recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs” on Online Engineering Programs’ blog. The list is comprised of five outstanding professors and universities in online cybersecurity programs. Iowa State was commended for its online master of science degree in information assurance, focusing largely on cybersecurity. This degree is offered [Continue Reading…]

Students, instructors flock to Tech Expo

Many community colleges and trade schools were on hand for students to talk to. Iowa State University was giving out five $5,000 scholarships at the event.

Professor wins Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society

Professor  Namrata Vaswani and her student, Wei Lu won the prestigious Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society for their paper “Modified-CS: Modifying Compressive Sensing for Problems with Partially Known Support,  IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 9, September, 2010.” Lu was Vaswani’s Ph.D. student when this work was done; he graduated in 2011 [Continue Reading…]

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ITec alum named new Edinboro University president

H. Fred Walker, currently dean of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Applied Science and Technology, becomes Edinboro University’s 18th president, effective July 1. Walker, who holds a doctorate in industrial education and technology from Iowa State University, succeeds Julie Wollman as president of Edinboro University.