Month: December 2016

Forever True, For Iowa State

Forever True, For Iowa State

Ryan Harms, the College of Engineering’s executive director of development, talks about Iowa State University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign and what it means for the college’s students, faculty and staff. Making a difference at Iowa State means making a difference in the world. Our students, faculty and staff are committed to solving daunting challenges that will … Continue reading Forever True, For Iowa State

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

ME student applies engineering knowledge in his artwork

Being more than 1,300 miles from home, art is what keeps junior mechanical engineering student Ben Levine from becoming homesick. Levine is originally from Mansfield, Mass. – about halfway between Boston and Providence, R.I. – and he moved to Ames two years ago to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State. His decision to choose ISU … Continue reading ME student applies engineering knowledge in his artwork

MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

With the rise in demand for new electronics and better technology, there is also a rise in waste material. There is a need for a more efficient but affordable recovery processes. What happens to all the material waste after old and unused technologies get replaced? Is there value in the materials that remain? How can … Continue reading MSE professor and postdoc awarded RIF grant to progress the commercialization of newly discovered, patent-pending critical material recovery process

Surya Mallapragada

Mallapragada receives induction into National Academy of Inventors

This article was originally published by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service. Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who … Continue reading Mallapragada receives induction into National Academy of Inventors

The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

The furnace is off, and the next chapter begins for the Iowa State University Gaffer’s Guild. They shut down the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio for the last time at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The glass studio has been operating in 1334 Sweeney Hall since April 29, 2000. The Gaffer’s Guild is led … Continue reading The Gaffer’s Guild celebrates their final ‘hoorah’ in the Sweeney Hall Glass Studio

Birds-eye view of agriculture

Matt Darr, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, called UAVs a “bleeding-edge technology” with great potential in agriculture. And faculty and students at Iowa State are playing a multifaceted role in advancing this emerging technology, he says. Iowa State engineers are developing software to make UAVs smarter and faster at … Continue reading Birds-eye view of agriculture

ME grad student named Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow, AerE undergrad awarded scholarship

Stuart Barkley, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, was recently named a fellow for the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. Barkley’s research project is titled “Microwave Plasma Control of Composite Solid Propellant” and aims “to develop an entirely new approach for throttling and extinguishment control of solid propellant flame though microwave plasma enhancement.” Rachel Pick, an undergraduate aerospace … Continue reading ME grad student named Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow, AerE undergrad awarded scholarship

Jim Hill

Change Agent: James Hill, Team PrISUm mentor

This story was originally published by University News Service AMES, Iowa – Wade Johanns had the honor of announcing the second-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the organizers of the American Solar Challenge, a cross-country race for student-designed and student-built solar cars. Johanns has two engineering degrees from Iowa State University and spent years as a … Continue reading Change Agent: James Hill, Team PrISUm mentor

Bridge Engineering Center receives $2.1m University Transportation Center grant for second year

Iowa State University engineers earn grant for innovative research of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) For the second year, Iowa State University’s Bridge Engineering Center has been chosen to be a partner in a United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Tier I University Transportation Center (UTC) grant. The grant brings $2.1 million to the research … Continue reading Bridge Engineering Center receives $2.1m University Transportation Center grant for second year

Andersen: Workshop offers insight on water quality issues

When Iowans talk about water quality, they sometimes think the major problem is manure. “I’m a big fan of the nutrient reduction strategy,” says Iowa State University Extension Agricultural Engineer Dan Andersen. “I’m not a big fan of when people call it the manure reduction strategy.” Andersen was one of the speakers at a manure management workshop … Continue reading Andersen: Workshop offers insight on water quality issues

Soil to space

Amy Kaleita, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has many reasons for working with remote sensing. “I got into sensors because I think they’re cool and fun,” she says, “but also as a grad- uate student I did enough field work by hand that I thought, we’d never be able to answer these big questions … Continue reading Soil to space

Monitoring animal health

Researchers are using remote sensing technologies to increase the health and efficiency of livestock production. One of the studies involved tracking chickens to get a sense of the basics for potential cage-free production. How many feeders to provide a cage-
free flock is one of the many production questions that need answering, says Hongwei Xin, director of … Continue reading Monitoring animal health

Ophoff (left) earns first place in the Exhibition Showcase category at the Sixth Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. Dr. Jennifer Shane (right) giving award. (Photo by Kate Tindall)

Ophoff recognized by College of Engineering Honors Program for capstone project

Undergraduate researcher earns engineering capstone project award at University Honors Poster Presentations When Brandon Ophoff presents his research, he can’t help but learn something new. “Each time, people ask questions and then it makes me think a little bit deeper,” Ophoff said. “So as I’m presenting, I’m learning more.” Ophoff has had multiple opportunities to … Continue reading Ophoff recognized by College of Engineering Honors Program for capstone project