CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

From left: Chen, Karabulut-Ilgu, and Radkowski.

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis.

An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality applications to teach structural analysis.” The group will be funded in the amount of $14,971 beginning July 1, 2017.

The Miller Faculty Fellowship provides “faculty with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning.” The fellowship is named for F. Wendell Miller, a graduate of Grinnell College and Harvard Law School who practiced law in Des Moines and Chicago. Upon his death in 1995, Miller left his entire estate jointly to Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. The Miller Faculty Fellowship is a program of Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.