ABE’s Rachel Barnes selected for 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

ABE’s Rachel Barnes, senior in biological systems engineering and global resources systems, was selected to be featured in the 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar published by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.  She is joined by College of Engineering assistant director of student services and multicultural liaison officer LeQuetia Ancar as a … Continue reading ABE’s Rachel Barnes selected for 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar

Dick Handy (left) and Nat Fox during a conference in Egypt. Photo courtesy Dick Handy.

Innovative Geopier® Systems gets start with ISU alum: Mentoring has lasting impact for CCEE student and professor

Do you have a mentor? This civil engineering alumnus and emeritus professor know how to keep an innovative relationship going strong for decades. When you walk down Engineering Row on Bissell Road that runs along the west side of Iowa State University’s (ISU) campus, you will notice a large construction site just west of Marston … Continue reading Innovative Geopier® Systems gets start with ISU alum: Mentoring has lasting impact for CCEE student and professor

ITec senior Miguel Rangel invited to speak at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation

Miguel Rangel, graduating senior in ITec, was invited by Associate Dean David Acker to be the student speaker at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation ceremony, citing Rangel’s great work during his time at ISU.  He received the recommendation for this honor from ABE Chair Steve Mickelson. The ceremony takes place on the morning … Continue reading ITec senior Miguel Rangel invited to speak at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation

Sarah Rajala

Rajala reappointed as Engineering dean

Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University, has been reappointed for another five-year term. During her initial term, Dean Rajala managed the college through a period of unprecedented enrollment growth, increased recruitment of diverse faculty and students, and enhanced the quality of the college’s facilities. She also … Continue reading Rajala reappointed as Engineering dean

ME’s Heindel to use X-rays to study hydrate formations

One mechanical engineering professor will use X-rays to study hydrate formations which can found in off-shore petroleum transport systems. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science in ME, recently received a $100,488 grant from the Chevron Corporation for an eight-month project entitled An exploratory investigation of using X-rays to characterize hydrate formation. “Hydrates can form … Continue reading ME’s Heindel to use X-rays to study hydrate formations

Retirement: Iowa State CCEE’s Doug Gransberg

Construction engineering professor makes an impact on graduate experience at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) Engineering is in Doug Gransberg’s genes. He is an engineer, his father was an engineer, his sons are engineers – even Gransberg’s ancestors constructed bridges. “I never thought of doing anything else,” Gransberg, … Continue reading Retirement: Iowa State CCEE’s Doug Gransberg

Seven ME graduate students honored for teaching, research

Seven mechanical engineering graduate students were recognized today for their research and teaching excellence. Caroline Hayes, ME department chair, and Abhijit Chandra, ME Director of Graduate Education, presented the awards during a short ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Black Engineering Building. Each awardee received a letter of commendation from ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, a certificate of achievement, … Continue reading Seven ME graduate students honored for teaching, research

Outstanding ECpE seniors

At the end of every semester, Iowa State University College of Engineering (COE) honors exceptional seniors within each department. Below are the seniors represented from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). *Full awards article can be found on COE’s news site. Sarah Huber, an electrical engineering major from Bettendorf, Iowa, is very committed to … Continue reading Outstanding ECpE seniors

TSM Technology Capstone posters available on ISU Digital Repository

The Fall 2017 TSM 415 Technology Capstone posters are now viewable in the ISU Digital Repository.  ISU librarian Harrison Inefuku is currently working on linking the posters and final reports that will be completed in Spring 2018 in TSM 216 with an assigned digital object identifier.  The goal is to establish a permanent, open-access record … Continue reading TSM Technology Capstone posters available on ISU Digital Repository

ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award

ABE Ph.D. candidate Somchi Rice was awarded for a paper stemming from her TOX M.S. thesis entitled “Characterizing the Smell of Marijuana by Odor Impact of Volatile Compounds: An Application of Simultaneous Chemical and Sensory Analysis.”  The paper was published in PLOS ONE in 2015 and was co-authored with ABE associate professor Jacek Koziel.  According … Continue reading ABE Graduate Student Rice honored with 2017 Toxicology High-Impact Paper award

ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration

Twenty Iowa State University students had the opportunity to attend the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 4-6. Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), along with students from the student organizations Digital Women and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineers and Leaders (ECSEL), traveled to the event. … Continue reading ECpE women inspired by Grace Hopper Celebration

Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss

The Department of Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss, former chair of Engineering Mechanics and a professor of mathematics and engineering mechanics at Iowa State University from 1953-1989. Weiss passed away on November 22, 2017 with his wife Marion by his side. Weiss was born on February 15, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss