ME grad student receives two awards

Mechanical engineering graduate student Hossein Taheri recently received two awards in his field of research. Taheri, a PhD candidate, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) student grant for the POWDERMET2018 and AMPM2018 conferences as well as the R. Bruce Thompson Graduate Fellowship award from ISU’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE). The NSF student grant will provide Taheri funding … Continue reading ME grad student receives two awards

CBE welcomes new academic adviser, alum Nicole Prentice

Nicole Prentice has become the newest academic adviser in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). She joins the department’s team of three other advisers in Sweeney Hall’s Mike & Jean Steffenson Student Services Center. Though she comes to CBE from the University of Minnesota, Nicole is a Cyclone, having completed both her undergraduate … Continue reading CBE welcomes new academic adviser, alum Nicole Prentice

Jiahao Chen, PhD

Q & A with Jiahao Chen, a Molecular Electronics Researcher

Tell us about yourself and your background. I am originally from the east coast of China near Shanghai. In 2012, I earned my undergraduate degree in materials science with a specialty in ceramics from Tongji University in Shanghai. Later that year, I came to Iowa State University and started working with Professor Kristen Constant. Under … Continue reading Q & A with Jiahao Chen, a Molecular Electronics Researcher

New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

A new graduate-level course offered by the mechanical engineering department for spring 2018 will focus on reliability as well as uncertainty in engineering system design and post-design failure prognostics. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Russia, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota, and the 2016 spurt of exploding batteries in the Samsung Galaxy … Continue reading New ME course focuses on engineering design and failure prognostics

Graduate and undergraduate students on the steps of the Boone County Courthouse after completing their presentation for the county board of commissioners. Photos courtesy Omar Smadi.

Civil engineering students take transportation studies on the road

Graduate and undergraduate students take part in real-world engineering study in Boone County, Iowa If you have ever had to make a decision based on your best estimates, you will understand the following statement. “Engineers have to make decisions with incomplete information. It’s a fact of life.” That is Omar Smadi speaking. Smadi is an … Continue reading Civil engineering students take transportation studies on the road

ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Yongxin Chen, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for papers published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Automatic Control journal. Chen wrote the paper, “Optimal Steering of a Linear Stochastic System to a Final Probability … Continue reading ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Iowa State CCEE celebrates winter graduation with Class of 2017

Saturday brings the flipping of tassels for 87 undergraduates in civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) ISU CCEE celebrated the graduation of civil and construction engineering undergraduates at its pre-commencement ceremonies, held on Saturday, Dec. 16. In total, 87 students earned degrees, with 56 civil engineering degrees and 31 construction engineering degrees awarded to undergraduates. … Continue reading Iowa State CCEE celebrates winter graduation with Class of 2017

CBE sends off graduating seniors in commencement reception

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering said “congratulations” to 55 bachelor’s degree and two Ph.D. recipients December 16. A number of undergraduates, family members and friends joined in the traditional pre-commencement reception graduation morning. Each student in attendance is recognized and given the opportunity to introduce family members and share a special memory of … Continue reading CBE sends off graduating seniors in commencement reception

ME student’s independent study project aims to electrify CyRide

CyRide buses frequently spotted around campus and other parts of Ames could soon be getting a facelift. Ryan Saunders, a senior mechanical engineering major, has spent the past semester studying the feasibility of electrifying CyRide, the campus and city bus system. The project, which Saunders is working on as part of an independent study course, … Continue reading ME student’s independent study project aims to electrify CyRide

Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

Students and their families gathered in Howe Hall on Saturday morning to honor the aerospace engineering Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Lee Liu Auditorium to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. Interim chair Christina Bloebaum spoke to the graduates and congratulated … Continue reading Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

Graduating industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students and their families gathered together in Troxel Hall on Saturday morning to honor the Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors prior to a pre-commencement ceremony. 48 students graduated with a Bachelor of Science, 8 students with a Masters in Systems Engineering, 8 … Continue reading IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

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